Yesterday I found out that both of my boys have RSV. For those who don’t know what that is, it’s Respiratory Syncytial Virus, a respiratory infection that usually is like a bad cold except in infants. I have a 6 month old infant who has it pretty badly and my 2 1/2 year old toddler has it again as well. We’re not sure if they got it at the Child Watch at our YMCA or before that but we gave them a call and informed them anyway, just in case. My youngest is on nebulizer breathing treatments to battle the infection. My toddler has had RSV before we believe, because he had bronchiolitus which is usually caused by RSV in toddlers as well as pneumonia. We’re hoping Ezekiel does well on the breathing treatments and keeps eating, otherwise we may have to take him to the hospital if he gets dehydrated. Gregory is doing fair, he just has a slight cough. He was well enough to spend some time outside with me this afternoon.
This afternoon I took Gregory outside to play while I chopped some wood for the fireplace downstairs. It was some good excercise for me as I’m way out of shape and Gregory had a blast running around outside. Of course he saw what I was doing and wanted to cut wood too, so he ran around with a stick and whacked logs pretending he was swinging an ax, which was very cute. It made me really look forward to the times here in the near future that we can spend together as father and son. I started thinking about all the things that I want to do with him and I can’t wait until he is just a tiny bit older. That’s not to say that I’m not enjoying him at this stage. He is very observant and very smart. He catches on faster than you would think and is as smart as a whip.
I feel pretty bad for my wife though as Ezekiel won’t sleep unless he’s in her arms and is fussy most of the time. I think all my wife got done today was get a shower and check her email for 10 mins this afternoon. At the least I was able to get Gregory outside and get him some excercise and get him out of her hair for a little while this afternoon.
Tomorrow if time and children permit I’d like to take the van in the shop and check out the front brakes again, and clean off the pads and rotors at the very least as they have been squeeking pretty bad here lately, and I want to look at the pads and see if I should replace them with some better quality ones. Hopefully next Tuesday I can get my car in the shop and have a friend help me pull the catalytic converter and “fix” it so my car will stop dieing on me, plus get better gas mileage.