Thursday, February 3, 2011

All Better...Almost

It has continued to be another long few days, but it looks like we are FINALLY on the mend.  Nicholas went back to school on Thursday, but I that is when I got it.  I spent the next four days trying to get rid of it.  He continued to have a nasty cough and runny nose, but his pediatrician assured me that was just part of the RSV running it's course and that it would not be contagious at this point.  Today was really the first day he hasn't had a breathing treatment in over 10 days!  I *THINK* we have made it!

I did go see the neurosurgeon last week.  It wasn't as easy of a fix as I was hoping for.  I thought that it was probably just a herniated disc from the strain of having Nicholas and carrying him around, but it is actually a result of pregnancy on my spina bifida.  My nerves are strained and very inflamed.  I am having a spinal injection tomorrow, but we are not sure if it will help 100%.  It is possible that I will have to have surgery to release the pressure due to a condition that I have related to the spina bifida, but we won't know until a few weeks after we try the injection.  So, I am going to have to spend the next three days off my feet, unable to lift Nicholas, and virtually completely helpless.  Thank goodness for my mom and Michael being so helpful! 

I have taken some pretty cute pictures over the past week I wanted to share with you.  Last Thursday night SOMEONE was supposed to be lying down trying to go to sleep when I heard a funny noise, so I went in his room to find this...
Needless to say, we have now lowered his mattress and bought a teething protector for his rail!

Saturday I gave him a sippy cup for the first time with a little diluted apple juice.  I think someone forgot to give him the memo about drinking and driving!  :-)
 Sunday Nicholas discovered the joy of sitting like a big boy in the bathtub and playing with his toys.

 He also sat in a restaurant high chair for the first time on Sunday!  It was a beautiful day here so we went downtown to Mellow Mushroom and he did really well!  He played with his Sophie and enjoyed looking around.

Our little piggy LOVES his food.  I mean REALLY LOVES his food!  If you are not careful he will try to take the bowl or spoon and help himself.  Well, tonight I decided to give him the empty bowl and see what he would do with it.  He licked the bowl!  It was too funny!

He also had his 7 month cake this week, but I'll write about that later.  Just wanted to update everyone that he is doing much better and hopefully after this week I can get back to blogging more regularly.