Thursday, October 23, 2008

Coughing the Night Away

Zaya has now missed three days of school. He's had a mild cold for a while, but he started running a fever on Monday night, and we haven't been able to get rid of it yet for more than a few hours. The doctor gave us all sorts of things for him to take for infection, congestion, asthma etc. and so we've been playing the "Mommy the Nurse" game.

Here's Zaya doing his breathing treatment. At least the asthma is mild. In the past it would take us a good 36 hours (or bad 36 hours) to get over the dangerously hard wheezing and coughing part, but this time it's just a vague whistling sound when you listen to his lungs.

I hate for him to miss so much school, but I suppose they'd hardly flunk him from Pre-K. He's living it up, of course, with games and cartoons and mommy giving him everything he wants.

He's also invented a new character, "Mind the Washable Blue Crayon". So far Mind the Washable Blue Crayon's only superpower is drawing starting points and speed up lines. You'll have to ask Zaya himself for more specifics.

I don't know, maybe it's all the steroids and mind-altering decongestants.


Crissybug said...

I LOVE Zaya's imagination! He really seems to make life so much fun (minus the being sick part!) I hope that he gets well soon!

Lisa said...

At least the blue crayon is WASHABLE?

Qtpies7 said...

Must be the decongestants. LOL What an imagination! My oldest was like that.

aftergrace said...

It's so sad to see thoses sweet eyes peeking out over the mask, I'm praying for a speedy recovery.

Scribbit said...

Is Mind a noun or a verb? :)