Monday, November 17, 2008

A couple of surprises today

The first surprise of the day came this morning when I took Lucas to the doctor. He has been coughing for about 2 weeks now, and running a fever since Friday. When he woke up this morning the fever was gone, and I could not get him to reproduce his cough. I figured he was probably better and debated not taking him to the doctor. Since Pete had already taken the morning off to stay with Grace, I figured it wouldn't do any harm to have Lucas checked out, just to be on the safe side. When we got to the office he ran to the toys and started playing. I felt like an idiot being at the "sick child" hour (no appointment needed, first thing in the morning) with a child who was actively playing with the toys. After being taken to the room, the doctor came in to examine him, and while listening to his lungs said right away that he has pneumonia deep in his lungs. Surprise! Well, I was glad that I had decided to go! He's now on antibiotics with orders to rest (he's not very good at the resting part). When he runs around he starts wheezing and coughing. Poor guy! What a trooper though!

Our second surprise of the day came from Grace. She has decided that she wants to use the potty. This has been a nice surprise for us. She's only 17 months old, so, if all goes well, we could save A LOT of money on diapers! =)


Kim Lahaie Day said...

Hi Prange family!!!

What a strange situation with Lucas' illness. I wonder if the cough disappeared and he quit trying to move the junk up out of his lungs or what. Congrats on Grace wanting to use the potty! Life will change dramatically if she potty trains this easily. Good for you!

So happy to see a posting from you! Iva was in church yesterday after being out for weeks with her compressed back fracture. Talk about a come-back kid!

Love and hugs all around!


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Peter Prange said...

That Iva never ceases to amaze!

Hopefully the antibiotics will clear up Lucas' pneumonia, so we can let him go back to running around like a wild man, which is what he really wants to do. The plus for him is that he loves his "pink medicine", Amoxicllin. He thinks he's getting a treat. Don't's well out of his reach.


Anonymous said...

Wow, what a scare and a delight at the same time. Lucas with his Pneumonia and Grace acting like a big girl. Aren't kids great? They keep you laughing and crying at the same time. I seem to remember he had that raspy throat when I was still there for his B'day. Good mother instincts you have.


Tarren Prange said...

Hi Grandma! Thankfully Lucas is recovering well already. A recheck at the doctor's office today revealed less fluid than before, so the medicine is doing the trick.

Yes, kids are absolutely great! =)