Friday, November 30, 2007

Beaver Boy

Matthew in motion.
Matthew teaching PaPa how to eat w/ a spoon. Hee hee!!

Matthew helping w/ the extension cord while Mike makes some stairs.

He had a ball running around ... the little pitter patter of tiny feet.

Running free in the basement.

Just trying to stay warm. Godfrey he's cute!

Helping daddy sweep the garage.

Little Bat Boy waiting for some Cheeto's. Actually, that's a lie .... since he got sick, he's back to NOT eating again. Only tube feeds *big sad face*

Just chillin.

Come on mom, let's get the show on the road! Still not feelin so good.

Little Magpie!!

All bundled up. I think he's eavesdropping on our conversation w/ the concrete guy.

Got some shades, mom??

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Magoo playing in the basement

Matthew says his third word, now!

FIVE as in "give me five". In a really sweet little voice, he puts his little Chiclet teeth on his bottom lip and says, "ffffiiiiiiii". He kind of sounds like Stewart on Mad TV. *giggling*

The words he can say now are:

Uh oh, five and no.

He pronounces "NO" as "newwwww". Soooo cute!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Steroid withdrawal

Oh boy.

Today was one of the single most trying days of all times at the King household.
*big huge sigh*

Matthew is going thru some kind of steroid withdrawal ~ he's been inconsolable all day. It was kind of like "baby roid rage". He was gosh darn banging his head on everything, hitting me and hitting himself. He was NOT himself ~ not that sweet little mild mannered boy we all know.
There was nothing I could do to calm him down. Finally, about 5pm, my sister came over and we called doctor ~ he had us give him some Benadryl. That helped a little.

When I say all day long, I am not kidding or exaggerating.
Per doctors orders, we have discontinued the Megace (an appetite stimulant that is a steroid) until he is himself again. Remember, he was on Prednisone for 5 days to help with the wheezing chest. Who knows, after today, I may never give him a steroid again!!!!! Geez Louise.

Not fun. I am emotionally wiped out.

* It's Sunday morning ... the little bugger was up for about an hour or so around midnight and he's been up since 4am ... that is quite unusual.. he typically sleeps from 9~10 pm until 6~7 am.
He's not being as wild though... still a bit temperamental, but not nearly as bad as yesterday.

Wish us luck heading up to Beaver.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Matthew feeling better now

Matthew was a bit sick with rattly,junky, wheezy lungs last Friday thru Monday ...
he was quite cranky and grumpy.

He was put on a five day regimen of steroids and Zitromax. Thank goodness Mitch's office is open on Saturdays ... otherwise we would have been stuck in the ER!!! (We avoid the ER like the plague... so thank GOD!) Doug, the PA was WONDERFUL ~ he took such good care of little Magoo.

Oh goodness, those steroids are always such a joy!!! JUSSSS KIDDING .... I yi yi...
steroids turn this kid into a wild boy ... it's crazy. They sure help w/ the wheezing though.

He's still a bit rattly ... but at least he's coughing it up.

We believe he picked up this unwanted bug at the speech/feeding therapist office ... so needless to say, we have canceled all appointments until after the RSV/flu season.
It's just not worth him getting sick.

This is a picture of us waiting to get in the doctor office.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

The Meeting Place

Matthew's new table & chairs are the preferred meeting area when Grandma Wright comes over. A good book and Mr. Potato Head make for the perfect play time.

Eating Update

Matthew has made progress with eating. As a result his "GI" doctor prescribed Megace for him (which is an appetite stimulant). Let's all hope that it will further improve his eating. We would love to get him off of the overnight feeding machine. I really hope that the Megace will work because the other stuff available is a marijuana derivative and I don't think I could handle giving that to my child!