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A little late on this one. :oops: Forgive me!

"StateChick" wrote:

Seriously? Discomfort ALL WEEK and he just now "casually" mentions it to you. Ugh.

Hope he can hire some productive 3rd shift people.

"luangwa" wrote:

Coxsackie is Hand Foot Mouth disease. Herpe like blisters in and around the mouth, hand and feet, can spread to the dipe area and sometimes the arms and legs. I do believe you have to have the blisters in the mouth, though. My kids mouths were covered in them, it was the most awful terrible exhausting week of my life. Started with 3 days of a fever and then Abby got a little red spot between her lip and chin, then all hell broke loose. The entire inside of their mouths were covered in sores. Abby only nursed, wouldn't take any other food or liquid, Jax wouldn't eat anything but bread for an entire week.

"StateChick" wrote:

Julie, I always thought a warning (vs a watch) was that one had been spotted also!!! hmm.

Emily, YES, you should take more advantage of the beach!!! My girls really loved it while we were down there. Wade liked it a little less, but it was just a little too hot out there for him, I think. Hope Miles EMBRACES the swim lessons!! Oh and my arm is okay. Not great. I've got some "issues" - mostly from just generally being out of shape from lack of physical activity for the last 5 yrs (due to laziness during pregnancy + then being sick). I tire SOOOOO easily. I mean, it literally TIRES me to get the kids all loaded, out of the house and into the car. So today, loaded/unloaded them three or four times, plus playing at the park, plus nature walk at grandmas, PLUS the heat/humidity and I literally fell asleep in the chair here soon after I typed that this afternoon. I nap almost every day. So, more than you wanted to know...but that is where I am right now!

And I go back to the oncologist in a couple of weeks...June 13!

"luangwa" wrote:

Oh and as for the chickenpox, I think a month is too long, it's more like a week or 2 and it should only be Wade that it effected
but I could be wrong.

"StateChick" wrote:

Okay, did not know the technical name for HFM.

So could Ella have Chicken Pox from exposure to Wade's vaccine?

"StateChick" wrote:

This was supposed to be a 12m vax and they didn't give it to him then b/c they said it was a live virus and didn't want him to have it while I was on chemo (presumably because I "could have" gotten it from him, I guess...?) -

I don't know, but I really hope it is just bug bites. Ella was ALL OVER baby Caroline this weekend. Beee

"StateChick" wrote:

Let us know what the PA says!

"luangwa" wrote:

Has Ella not been vaxed for pox? I still think a month is too long, exposure to c'pox is a 2 week thing, not a month. I wouldn't worry about baby Caroline if she is nursing. When Abby was just 4 days old, we thought Jax had HFM then, and the pedi said Abby would be just fine since she was nursing.

"luangwa" wrote:

Anyway, are the sores on the palms of her hands?

"StateChick" wrote:

Okay, that is great news about Caroline. yes, she is nursing.

I thought it was 2 weeks too, but I distinctly remember him saying in about a month and thinking he was wrong. ROFL lol Anway, I'm not gonna worry about it too much, because yes, she was vaccinated...and I believe had a tiny outbreak then of pox (or coincidental "marks" on her body anyway....)

"luangwa" wrote:

Jax also got 3 small pox about 10 days later. Abby did not.

"gottharf" wrote:

I'll have to catch up later, because I am really busy making some meatballs and apple pie tonight.

"luangwa" wrote:

Ruth, those were great meatballs. Thanks for sending them my way. Smile

I may hear something from the PA before Monday. She said she usually checks her email over the weekend.

Abby woke me up one too many times last night. I basically put her to bed before she had dinner so at 12:30 I brought her downstairs, gave her some ibuprofen and had her eat a banana, stuck her in bed with us. I was pleased to realize she was completely fever free actually was the first time on a week I've felt her skin 'chilled', and then she was an icecube all night long.

The kids are currently playing in the bathtub. Why does Jax live to antagonize his sister? Drives me batty.

Ok, now I'm rambling because I'm bored.

"Jumarse" wrote:

Morning. Gotta see if I know anything about Ruth's apple pie in a bit.

Mel glad the fever was gone but sorry she was a cube now...extremes! Hope Rick feels better and the PA calls back.

Candace hmmm, still has a fever? I think a month is too long to show pox bumps from Wade's vax IMO. Daphne had 2 small bumps maybe a week or so after her vax. Excema? But that wouldn't be a fever too, so I'm stumped!

I was tempted to try Colby's melatonin last nite for myself to see if it helped...I don't think I like that stuff at all, especially for kids after what I've read. I'll try it for him VERY short term, I definitely don't want to take it for myself, one of the side effects is nausea....if that's even close to a side effect, I'll be nauseated, so no thanks!

"toothy35" wrote:

help.......i decided i'd "clean" the pantry out.........nothing crazy right??????????? oy...oy....oy......2 hrs later, and i only have 1/4 of it taken out, sorted, cleaned, and put aside...........

"YooperGirl8" wrote:

Have fun with that Colleen!

And thanks...for all the Duck Dynasty talk last week. I recorded the episode where they hunted down beavers. Seriously? Sadly, I'm hooked. My favorite line = "Ducks are like the ladies. They don't like mud on their butts." Who can make that stuff up?

"luangwa" wrote:

Told you DD was the bomb.

Colleen, that is why I'm so happy I'm married to Felix. He does the pantry. Wink

"gottharf" wrote:

So what would you do... you see a friend's pic on FB of her nephew asleep in the backseat of her car. He is sprawled across the backseat and he is in a backless booster with just the car's loose seatbelt on him. He just recently turned 3 and is not legally allowed to be in this kind of booster yet. Do you say something to her about it or no? (She regularly has him in her car but is pregnant with her first child and may or may not be aware of the laws about car seats)

"chefkel" wrote:

hmm Candace I bet it the pox.

Mel hope the kiddos fevers go down! I use panko in place of breadcumbs like 90% of the time..

Colleen- hope you get good news on Dan

I have no idea what a Grand National is... but alas most cars are better than guys IMO

I added connect four to wish list for a reminder come Xmas time.

Having friends over for a BBQ.. amazing how clean your house can get when you have people over.. I should do this more often.

"chefkel" wrote:

I would say something
#1 she might not know.. and those tickets are SERIOUS money.
#2 how would you feel if something happened to the kiddo? at even low speeds he could be gravely injured!
#3 no question SAY SOMETHING

"mist1006" wrote:

I'm well known by friends for being picky about carseats and I have no problem saying something. I just feel like I gotta try jic something happens.

"luangwa" wrote:

yes, I'm quoting myself, because I don't think you read back a page. LOL

"luangwa" wrote:

I would totally say something. Or include a link to one of the carseat safety sites and just quote the brief stats for the laws in your state

"Jumarse" wrote:

I would say something, but preface it with something like not sure you knew but and just tell her what you wrote.

"isisgoddess_1" wrote:

I would say something. It shouldnt be too hard if you think she is unaware of the laws. She may be greatful.

Mel- I hope your dh feels better.

Candace- is it like a rash?

"toothy35" wrote:

i'd send her a private message about it......and find a gentle way to say it...i bet she will take it the right way .

4pm.........pantry is done!!!!!!!! wow.........what a job..........it's not just a food pantry, it is shared with the kids toys/crafts/vacuum/floormate, etc.........sooooooooo cleaned out all the bins of toys, organized a rainy day box....went through the playdough bin, and all the other bins, arranged them neatly......and washed the floor and counters while it was empty!!!!!!! now that was a productive day........considering it was done with help from all 3 littles, and max and andrews rainy day dirtbike mudfest, and sarah and danny's boredom!!!!!!!! well dan wasn't bored anymore, i set him to work getting the screens washed and in the doors, and i had bought some new safer screen guards so the kids won't push the screen's out again.......they are hideous, but it's better than rescreening the doors every year!!!!!!!!!!! and sarah is still cleaning her room..........LOL!!!!!!!!!!

"gottharf" wrote:

Trying to calm down... DH got paint on the carpet. Just tracked it right in the house without a second thought (or a first thought, obviously). Actually, it's worse than paint - it's a 'deck restore' kind of paint, which is thicker than paint. I can't even google cleaning it up right now, I'm so mad.
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The 2 different parenting/personality styles in this house have led to some very creative compromises. But I'm left scratching my head on this one. My 4 year old is going to have a king size bed. The idea of this is simply ridiculous to me.

Jax keeps falling out of bed. The reason (we think) Jax keeps falling out of [his] bed is because he has suddenly developed a co-sleeping habit. So, every night when we say 'it's time for bed', we get the question, 'can I sleep in your bed?' Parent #1's theory is always choose the path of least resistance. And that path in this situation is put the kid to bed on our bed, he stays in our bed and falls asleep without someone laying down with him and without 756 'get out of bed' episodes. When we are ready for bed, we simply just pick him up out of the middle of our king bed and carry him to his own room. Hmmm, guess that isn't a co-sleeping habit, it's just a sleep in mom and dad's bed habit. LOL
Well, Parent #1 is convinced the falling out bed is happening because he thinks he's in this big old bed and he's not. (Probably the truth.) I but safety rails because this is obviously the simplest solution. Well, that leads to this conversation.
Parent #1 you do know that he will eventually need a bigger bed?
Parent #2 why?
Parent #1 Because his sister has a queen size bed
Parent #2 Abby has a queen size bed because we already had a queen size bed before she was conceived. We also had a queen sized bed that would have worked perfect as Jax's bed and you insisted that the cherry wood was too feminine, that a boy needed 2 twin beds in his room and more 'manly' furniture, so we bought that entire bedroom set specifically for him.
Parent #1 I was mistaken on twin bed, I think we should look for a coordinating queen bed that will go with the rest of his furniture.
Parent #2 Not in a million years am I buying more furniture for a house that is already completely furnished and has an attic full of furniture that we don't have room for. We bought 2 twin beds for him and we are using those 2 twin beds.
Parent #1 what if we move those 2 together and make one big one? 2 twin beds will fit in a king frame.

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ROFL Mel, I'm interested to see how this pans out!! Sorry, not funny to you, I'm sure, but funny as an outsider. A king bed for a 4 year old is just silly.

Ruth - How's the carpet?

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How's the carpet Ruth?

Mel...a king? he wants to get him a king?

gotta run...Grace covered herself in bandaids.

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No, he doesn't want to get him a king, he wanted to go buy a whole new queen size bed, head board-foot board-mattress-boxspring. I nixxed that, NOT spending the money to buy yet another bed. Since I nixxed the buying of a new bed, he suggested we put the twin mattress and boxspring together in a king frame. He came up with this fancy little idea, because we turned our mattress yesterday and he saw the 2 twin size boxsprings and a discussion ensued about how two twins were the same size as a king. :roll: which led to his idea of getting Jax a bigger bed without buying anymore furniture.

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Oh dear Mel. That is crazy Jax will have a king bed. But then again if he asks to fall asleeep with someome he can do so in his bed.

Ruth- did you figure out something to do?

Deb- lol at the bandaids. My kids are afraid of them.

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So...have you tried the rails yet? That seems like a much easier solution, lol...except to a man, I guess.

I bet he wakes up more because he ends up "stuck" in the middle between the 2 beds. When I used to spend time with my Grandparents I remember not liking to sleep in their bed because they had 2 twins like that. Good luck!!

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i think, to make it more comfy with the mattresses......you put the boxsprings vertical, and the mattresses horizontal, then get a king mattress pad........cover with king sheets, and (not from experience) i believe my girlfriends kids LOVE their king sized beds......she learned the hard way.....but i think this was her solution!!!!!!

good luck mel.......i hope it does the trick, although i tend to lean towards he just likes falling asleep in mom and dads bed, and the size has not much to do with it......4 is a very adorable manipulative age....;) but maybe he does just love the size....and likes to sprawl!!!!!!

ruth........oy........i hope you found a great solution to cleaning it up......was it water based stuff?????

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I have to agree with Colleen, I don't think it's the bed, I think he likes mom and dads bed lol! They make this thing that slides between 2 mattresses to make a king and they won't separate when you are sleeping. I'd do that first since you already have the mattresses, just need a bed frame.

Ruth any luck getting the paint out? Ugh I'm sorry, I can imagine how aggravating that was!

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You know what...all the sudden like overnight, I have old lady hands. The face and neck can look on the young side, the hands are always a dead giveway. Madonna is the perfect example...she's been extensively worked on and looks younger than 50 whatever she is...but if you see her hands in pics...these awful old lady mitts. Age spots, liver spots, whatever they are called, I have them. YUCK!!! I was tempted to order this nu brilliance at home microdermabrasion kit...to use on my face of course but also my hands...it has mostly awful reviews, so I'm not getting it, it's expensive...but damn, this aging thing is terrible!

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julie.......that doctor/dermatologist/plastic surgereon on that afternoon doctors show, swears by smearing vasoline on your hands and wearing gloves to sleep.....like nitrile gloves........he said it's the best thing to keep the sink looking less old.....LOL.....i don't believe him.....it helps keep my skin reconditioned from the day of soaking/cleaning........but i think we are fighting a losing battle......there's a lady on my birthboard that uses coconut oil instead of vaseline, she swears by that ..........says it helps with the old lady hand look......i have yet to try that.....i had vaseline in the house, so that is what i used!!!!!!!

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karrie, did you give notice??????? how did it go???? was your boss totally shocked????? i've been wondering about it all weekend...hope it was recieved well!!!!!

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My laptop is dead again...or at least the power cord is. I will mostly be in lurk mode until I get my new one!

Was today the day, karrie? :goodluck:

I guess I should try to be productive todayanddealwith the mounds of laundry. Boo

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Colleen I remember sitting on my great grandmothers lap, and listening to her tell me in broken English that I needed to put olive oil on my face and legs, the dark green kind. I think I remember it more because I would stare at this huge mole she had beside her nose and she usually spoke to me in Portuguese which I had no clue about, and that was one of the few things she said in English lol! Well, my gma has always done that, she just turned 89. She has sagging skin for sure, but hardly any wrinkles. Her cheeks and forehead are smooth, the lines around her eyes are laugh lines in the corner, but nothing major. So my skin's always been WAY too oily and break out prone to do that, but give me a few more years and I'll try lol...at least around the eyes! So anyway, maybe I'll start putting it on my hands at night lol!!!

Karrie yeah did you give notice, please tell us about it!

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Oh, neither of us think that moving him to a bigger bed will get him wanting to go to sleep in there at bedtime. Not sure how I gave that impression. LOL I think I run off on the story telling too much. ROFL

This whole thing slightly ticks me off because 2 years ago when we bought the twins we did so because DH was too overwhelmed to put the little guy in a queen. He thought a queen was just way too big. :roll: He fought me tooth and nail about this. Then when we moved Abby out of the crib, into a queen bed, he was like, 'we can't leave Jax in a twin bed if his sister gets a big old queen bed, that's not fair'. and so he's been nagging this topic for over a month now. This is thing that drives me absolutely insane about him, he gets something in his head and he won't even consider any other view about it, or even look past the present to consider the impact something has in the future. This pigheadedness of his tends to cause us to foolishly spend a lot of money on things we need to replace or never use again.

Julie, here is a simple inexpensive way to treat your old-lady hands. You can use a skin brightener/bleaching on the age spots. You want something with hydroquinone. You can spend a million and one dollars on some fancy skin lightener but all of them use citric acid or something similar and they honestly don't work on age spots.

http://www.amazon.com/Black-White-Bleaching-Cream-Tube/dp/B0009R1526

Also, a simple hand exfoliator that you can make yourself is just sea salts mixed with a carrier oil like jojoba, coconut, sunflower, and an essential oil of your choice. It's just a basic 'one minute manicure' and is fabulous. If you want the full details let me know. You can also buy a product exactly like this called One Minute Manicure.

ETA: that was weird, when I copied the amazon link it also copied part of my old post.

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Yeah Karrie, what'd they say?

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Oh Candace, I hate it when a technology malfunction forces me to be productive.

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Morning!

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I love it when I have dirty dishes all over my kitchen counters, dirty clothes all piled up to be washed in the kitchen floor and piles of blankets (collapsed fort) + toys all over my living room floor...all visible when someone comes to my door. :rolleyes: I should have ignored the knock, but can never bring myself to do that...

Lights out, doors shut and locked until further notice...send me ENERGY vibes. Feeling strangely dehydrated and unmotivated today!!!

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Candace, I hope you can the energy to get everything done that you want. I'm aiming for nap time to be very productive. As long as this board stays dead I think that might just happen. ROFL

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Haha Mel I just had a convo with someone recently about hydroquinone! I guess it's banned everywhere but the US...maybe Canada, and the FDA moved in 2006 to ban it here, but it's still sold. Anyway, the studies are sketchy, like so many are...rats EATING like 1000x the amount that you'd apply topically...and some of them got cancer. So anyway, we were talking about whether stuff is truly dangerous when it's studied like it is...and I said in small amounts it's probably okay, as long as you don't ingest 1000x what you'd put on your skin!

Candace grrrr I really don't like when people stop in!!!!! Just for the reason that happened to you, no matter how understanding they are! Well I hope you find some energy! And I forgot to comment about going back to the oncologist in a week...what will they be doing then?

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Hello. :wavehello: I haven't put in my notice yet. I'm still working up the courage to do it. lol Plus DH got called in for an interview at GM. I doubt anything will come of it, they have a weird hiring practice, but he's supposed to get a call tomorrow. We we are going to wait for that, I think.

Candace, I hat when that happens! Good luck finding the energy to clean!

Mel, LOL about the bed issues. Men are so funny. I think I read that you had to call Rick's doc Friday afternoon...did you get ahold of them?

Julie, sorry about your old lady hands.

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yesterday 80's today a high of 62 and rain.
strange

Also strange having had a party here over the weekend the whole house is clean... so I have nothing to do really except fold a few loads of laundry..

anyway.. guess I am off to do that.

waiting for Wendy to have her babe!

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ok ok ok I DVR'd Duck Dynasty..

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Shhhhh, the father finally got home and took the kids upstairs. THey have been very loud all day. Yelling at each other and just antagonizing each other all freaking day long.

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Did the kids laundry today. 6 loads of laundry and an entire bottle of shout later..............

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Jules - no help with the hand issues...sorry

Karrie - if DH got this new job then would you keep yours?

And last night Grace emptied an ENTIRE box (brand new mind you) of Barbie bandaids and placed them all on one leg in a row. It looked like a cast.

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good morning.......

karrie.....good luck to your husband!!!!!! i assume this job would have much better hours than his job now?? i hope so.....
good luck with everything!!!!!!!!!!!!! i know everything will work out just the way you want it.

mel......thanks for reminding me about needing more shout.....i did a big grocery shopping and if i didn't come on here and skim before i left.......i would have forgotten it.....

deb........LOL at grace!!!!!!!!! max used to love to play with bandaids....oh who am i kidding, he still does!!!!!!!LOL!!!!!!!!!

kelly...woohooo for still having a clean house!!!!!!

omg........such a comedy show last night trying to administer dans meds........but.........bottle #1 done!!!!!!! the guy had his whole body puckered so tight, i don't think he could unwind for at least an hour or so after.......good grief!!!!!!!
today is my last day before my i pick my parents up at the airport tomorrow.....it's freezing, cold, and been raining for 3 days straight.....i haven't been able to uncover their trailer, if you take the cover off wet.......it will NEVER dry.......sun isn't slated to come out until thursday...friday...saturday... oy.....

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Oh No Colleen. Does that mean they are going to be trapped in your house? Ugh. Make sure and wipe those chairs down every night after dinner. :roll:

Karrie, I do hope this interview brings good things for your hubby.

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Ruth, we need a carpet update

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Colleen, I do not envy you and your job of administering those meds.

I am dealing with butt puckering on a MUCH MUCH smaller scale with Cadence - this morning she told me her bottom hurt - yall, seriously, she has an AWFUL rash at her crack...looks like a bad, oozy diaper rash. Sad Will Balmex burn if I put it on there? She is squeezing her cheeks so tight I am not sure I can effectively get cream there anyway.

My ;aptop is mysteriously working at the moment, but I suspect not for long.

I will be back if it is still working after I order some stuff off Amazon!

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Candace I'd put weleda on there if you have it....I've had to use it on Colby for something similar! Aw hope it feels better soon!

Colleen bless your heart for being Nurse Ratched! I'm sure that was just a blast for you both! Man, hope he sees some results soon. Yikes on the parent due date already tomorrow! Uggghhhhh on all the rain.

Karrie good luck to your dh! I hope you hear some great news!

Deb lol at the band aids! I guess she wouldn't have as much fun with dollar store plain ones?

I had to go put a sweatshirt and pants and socks on....just can't warm up and frig if I'm tuning the heat on in June!

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I would think balmex would sting like a sun of a gun. I'd probably get some Nystatin on it and then coat it with some dipe cream and let her run around nekkid on the bottom today. It might be time she went on a round of diflucan, the yeast might be in her digestive tract. No amount of topical cream is going to cure that or stop it. Sad You've been battling this long enough that if the yeast problem was just topical, it would have cleared by now.

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Morning all!

Colleen, god bless you for administering those meds! Hope Dan feels better soon!

Ruth, carpet update or have you been been arrested for homicide?

Julie, I hear you one the hands! I have noticed that too lately! Time to start paying more attention to my hands.

Mel, is Jax on a different allergy med yet? Is he doing any better? How is Rick feeling?

Deb, a whole box of bandaids, owie! Alicia is addicted to them too...I keep the good ones up high in the cleaning cabinet now and the dollar store ones in the bathroom, lol!

Candace, ouch! Hope Cadence feels better soon! The only thing I've used on the anus itself is penatin.

Not much new here, I was off work yesterday with a migraine. I take imuran for that...and it gives me violent nightmares as a side effect. Apparently its pretty common. Fun times. Last night I dreamt that DH was killed by his friend (the crack addict) and they found him in bits in the lake. Lovely dream. Finished the trim in the sunroom yesterday and put the couch back. I'll snap a couple of pics tonight. Still needs drapes, pictures etc but you'll get the idea.

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I was in the middle of a post last night and my stupid anti-virus did an update and shut everything down. Sad I just gave up and went to bed.

Deb, that is too funny about Grace and the bandaids - Noelle has a love/hate relationship with bandaids. I guess it depends on her mood.

Karrie, so do your plans change if your DH gets this job? If not, good luck telling your boss. I know how hard that is...

Colleen, wait, so are YOU the one administering the enemas?! Al didn't even want me in the room. The man couldn't care less if I'm in the bathroom while he's pooping, but he wanted complete privacy for the enema. :roll: I don't blame him, but I remember a few times being really tired (this was when the boys were both waking 3-4 times a night each) and just wanting to go to bed and needing to wait until he was finished doing his thing... I bet now that Danny has done it once, the next time won't be as bad.

Julie, so here's a sorta funny thing about the 'old lady' hands. My piano teachers have always been older than me (duh), but usually much older. My professor in grad school just retired this year... So all my life I've always looked at and studied 'old lady' hands (and old man hands), BUT my teachers obviously all play piano much better than me, so I always associated the age marks with skill and strength on the piano. I never thought about it until you mentioned it, but I've always looked forward to my hands becoming like that, because maybe it will mean I'll be GREAT at the piano by then! LOL

Candace, Mel has an interesting thought. I was also wondering if you wipe Cady Mae after poops or if she does it herself. Maybe she just hasn't been wiping herself well enough? Either way, I hope she feels better soon.

Brian is just waking up, so I gotta run... sorry I didn't get to fully catch up. We're heading out to the zoo, it's beautiful out. Hope everyone has a great day!

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When Cadence's bottom was at its worst, I was wiping her for every poopy with the princess wipes (the flushable, wet ones) - recently she has wanted to wipe herself and just uses regular TP, but I think I will take over wiping again for her.

And she did a 10 day round of abx...can't remember what it was, but it was twice a day for 10 days...hang on and I'll show yall some pics of how bad her skin has recently gotten again. So frustrating. I think it is time for an allergist. Sad

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Yes, Jax is now taking Allegra, does not work as well as the Xyzal but we don't have the grouchies. Rick needs to see his urologist here in town and be treated for prostatisis ASAP because if it's not cleared up before the 26 he can't have surgery and I have the whole think all coordinated and scheduled with my sister and childcare the few days after he returns home.

Candace, Ruth makes a very good point too. I just assumed you were still dealing with the yeast issue from the conversations we've had the last month.

Ruth, what about the carpet? And Rick had to do an enema for his biopsy and yeah, same as Al, I could have NO PART IT. ROFL

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antibiotics will only clear up the bacterial infection that she had developed on top of the yeast, it won't do a thing for the yeast. It would be like taking an abx for a vaginal yeast infection, won't clear it up, only make it worse. KWIM?

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ruth......dan wouldn't have done them himself....he was like fighting a toddler last night....there was definately humility involved.....it was hard, but i was actually not sarcastic, and just tried to reassure, and be nice. i'm hoping now that the 1st bottle got in.....he will be fine tonight......the instructions say every day for 1-2 weeks......???????? then cut down to 3x's a week......i am keeping the instructions away from dan......because he will only go for the 1 week......and that is as long as there weren't too many issues....he slept on a crib matress pad......i'm hoping it was all distributed and no leaking today......or he will never go for it again.......:/
and have fun at the zoo!!!!!!!!!

nicole, yikes on migraine/nightmare.........that's freaky stuff. can't wait to see pics of all the hard work!!!!!!!

candace if you suspect yeast.....what always worked for me with the girls...wash with antibacterial soap....then dry off real good....then a thin layer of monistat just a couple times a day, everyday for a week......but don't put anything over it....rub the monistat in dry......if you cover up the yeast with gobs of stuff........it will just fester.....it needs to stay dry. good luck.......i hope it's not yeast and just plain old diaper rash.......(if it's in the butt crack...i'd think just diaper rash...wasn't sure what crack you meant Wink )

julie......freezing up here, too......i'm with ya......no way i'm turning my heat on....my oil has been shut off since mid march..........LOL......warmest winter ever on record......i can't believe i still have oil in my tank!!!!!!! last fill up was nov. of last year......and they only gave me 100 gallons.....big miscommunication...LOL....i always order a fillup......but whatever.....$$ still in my pocket, and oil in my tank.....so it's all good Smile but ya.......freezing today!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!

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I love old lady hands too, but never thought about having them myself! Right now I just have chubby hands. I think I'd rather have OLD hands. Smile

Ruth, don't forget...carpet update when you get a minute!!

Mel, have your kids fevers subsided?

Nicole, hope you feel much better today. Sorry for the nightmares. :bigarmhug: And I can't wait to see pics!!!

So Colleen, will your parents be in your house for a bit?

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the abx probably caused the yeast infection...........

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You know, I talked to the doc about the abx making the YI worse, but she said we would watch. And you know, Cadence did get COMPLETELY better. And then maybe 14 days out had a little more redness and I continued with they Nystatin for a while longer and she was all better again.

This is a little bit different than what we were originally dealing with on her bottom, but her legs/back/arms/head itching has all returned.

Colleen, it is like her butt crack, between her 'cheeks' Wink ... previously it was more front...clearly a YI

Mel, thank you for the update, I didn't want to bug again asking about it. I REALLY REALLY REALLY hope all of this is cleared up so he can have his surgery as scheduled.

eta: to clarify...we have been off the abx for a month now and had complete clearing in between. Smile

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if it doesn't dry out, they will be in the house......i'll move the girls in with us, and they can have the girls beds.......but i'm preparing to do this cover thing....it looks like it is getting brighter out(wishful thinking i'm sure Wink ) and i just washed their sheets and blankets.....got them in the dryer now.......;)

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She had the yeast infection before she went on abx. She went to the derm about a month ago and had a really bad staph skin rash along with a yeast rash.

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Can we all come over armed with a blow dryer? I bet 20 of us with a blow dryer can get that sucker dry. Wink

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The kids have not had a fever since Sunday. No one I've talked to, has ever had or heard of someone having a fever for 9 days with no other symptoms. Weird

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"luangwa" wrote:

Can we all come over armed with a blow dryer? I bet 20 of us with a blow dryer can get that sucker dry. Wink

bring it on..........i was thinking going out there with the freakin leaf blower..........LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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lol! Colleen, I just had this flash image of you with all the kids using blowdyers/leaf blowers to "clean" up the camper for your parents. Desperate times, baby!

Nicole

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good grief.......staph/yeast.......do you think it's eczema?????????? oy.........just thought i should throw that out there....has the weather changed up recently??

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So do yall think that is the issue? Just not getting her bottom dry enough? I will be more diligent about working on that. Poor baby looks awful.

I ordered a power cord, a laptop battery, an ink cartridge and some shipping labels off of Amazon this morning for $46...I bet everything except the labels are duds. Ugh. I hope not.

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Oh my word, you were talking about drying off the camper, not Cadence. ROFL

Ignore me this morning. I'm just excited/delirious because my laptop is working.

But yes, Colleen. She has terrible eczema. Her eczema was not healing because of the secondary infections she had going on. I thought we had gotten to the bottom of the issue when we took the abx, but now we have this terrible flare again. I guess it is probably weather, but she is pitiful.

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