We have a new toy here in G-Ville--the nebulizer! And we get to keep it!
Thankfully, 5 kids in, this is the first we've ever had to deal with it, but I'll say, it's pretty nice! I'm already imagining using some saline and running it when any of us has a congested nose--steam showers are a thing of the past.
Notice in the pics that baby G gets more and more awake as the treatment progresses. That's because albuterol is a stimulant. It opens the airways, breaks up the mucus, and makes sleepy babies VERY awake! ;) We are working through it and are beginning to wean the treatments.
GG asked this morning if baby G was our toughest baby so far. As of now, I don't think it's fair to compare because she's been so sick, so young AND we were making real sleep progress before her illness. Thankfully, though, whether difficult or easy, she seems to have a very sweet disposition and I'll take that any day! Yesterday she had a spell where all she did was smile at anything we did or said. The kids were thrilled when they'd look down and catch her smiling at us. Love it! Can't wait for all the smiles to come...
**One last reason for smiling to report--GG has taken a new job!!!!! He will be heading over to Dominion Resources (an energy company) as one of their in-house attorneys. God was so instrumental in the timing and parameters of how everything played out. And while the move is extremely bittersweet-- he loves his boss and wonderful coworkers--this is the right choice. Our decision has been affirmed many times over. Among the benefits of the change is that his new position will allow for greater schedule predictability. The kids are excited to have daddy home for dinner and bedtime more often! Me too! ;) Thanks for rejoicing with us.
Here's to hoping you all have a great weekend!
G-Ville goal: sleep... ;)