A Week in Review

Isaac spent much of last week doing this…sleeping off fever for about 4 days.  You'll notice that nebulizer perched on his bed.  It worked overtime this week, as we tried to keep the soggy cough out of his chest.


We did try to keep his room pleasant for his awake hours.  His little tree is on his chest of drawers right in his line of sight, and his colored lights are on the opposite wall ( you can just see a few of them in the mirror.)


We did end up keeping our appointment for Friday morning with the
doctor.  His throat, ears and lungs were all clear – praise the Lord! –
and she felt the worst of it had passed.

He has steadily improved since, and we were able to attend a family Christmas gathering on Saturday and the evening service at church last night.

While Isaac's health improved, mine has disintegrated into the


and I have sounded like a frog since Friday night.  The mornings are rough, but by 3 or 4 in the afternoon, I am feeling more human.

My "get better" routine includes the following:

  • oil of oregano (3 drops under the tongue twice a day)
  • carrot juice
  • all of my usual supplements (multi-vitamin, Vit C, E, B, calcium, magnesium, beta carotene, omega 3, and half of dozen more I can't remember right now
  • using my neti pot daily
  • lots of orange juice
  • Aleve

and THE most important thing if you need to sing at church on Sunday night!!!

  • 1 c. hot water with 1 T. apple cider vinegar and 1 T. honey.  It will clear congestion and will coat and soothe a sore throat.  (And it does not taste bad at all…make that tablespoon of honey quite generous, if need be!)

We are enjoying some beautifully Christmas-like weather today:  in the 30s this morning, and barely to 60* as the day goes by.  It was so fun to see everyone in their winter Christmas finery last night at church.  Usually I buy Christmas clothes with short sleeves!!!  It's so nice to get dressed in Christmas-y colors and warm clothes all on the same day. 🙂

We were so blessed with unexpected gift cards over the weekend.  Doug was able to use some to buy groceries (always a blessing) and we also made a special purchase for Isaac:

Memory foam

Isaac has had the same memory foam mattress topper on his hospital bed mattress for over two years.  It was originally purchased at Wally World and has served us well.  We have been able to spot clean whenever needed, and occasionally we put it out in the sun, which does wonders!

I also just happened to purchase some fabric spray (similar to Febreeze) from Bath and Body Works last summer that – to my great surprise – worked better than anything else we had tried to keep it smelling lemony fresh.

However, the time has come to replace it: 

Last week, when we were using the nebulizer to keep Isaac's lungs clear, we also had to deal with a little boy whose system was full of steroids (that's what asthma meds contain).  While on steroids, Isaac is a happy, giggly, HYPER little toad!  He is ornery and loud and demanding and beside himself with energy to burn.  Most of that energy is channeled into kicking. 

Imagine my surprise, when I stripped the bed on Friday, to discover he had LITERALLY kicked holes in the memory foam!!!  There were great gaping holes at the foot of it, and little pieces of foam e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e!!!

So, I started shopping, and ended up at Overstock.com.  They are having a sale right now.  I was able to get a king size topper for the same price as a twin.  I will be able to cut it in half, and have two!!!  This way I can rotate them, allowing them time to dry properly between use.

Here is a link if you are interested in shopping for your own memory foam mattress topper.  (Although I will tell you that I did NOT pay this price!  This is, however, the link that I get a tiny commission for, should you decide to click through and make a purchase.) :o)


Oh, and the best part about this whole, rambling story, is that the price of our mattress topper was one penny less than our gift card, and we got free shipping!  How awesome is that?!!

Well, I feel like there was something else that I wanted to share with you, but for the life of me, I can't remember what it is!  (laughing out loud at myself)  If it comes to me later, I'll just post again. :o)

I pray you have a great Monday.  I'm sure most of you are taking a break from school, whether your children attend a traditional classroom or are homeschooled.  So, I hope you have lots of time this week for family bonding and memory making.

Don't allow yourself to become sidetracked with your To-Do List, and miss out on celebrating the birth of our Saviour. 

Just in case I don't "talk" to you again before Friday, I wish you the Merriest Christmas ever!

Blessings to you,


3 thoughts on “A Week in Review

  1. So glad Isaac is feeling better. I hope you are on the mend soon, too. Praising God with you for the provision of a gift card in the right amount for the mattress topper just when it was needed. His ways are perfect!


  2. always great to see your handsome boy! And so glad he’s over the worst of his lurgy – there are some really nasty ones about at the moment aren’t there?


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