To be honest, the entire hospital admission left me a bit lifeless. I desperately needed to catch a break which definitely wasn't in the cards for me. The week after the discharge, Nathan and Teagan caught yet another virus. I am so sick and fed up with viruses right now especially since the kids were supposed to visit Florida with my in laws over Memorial Day and I was beginning to sweat whether or not they would be well enough to go.
We had them both in our bed for almost an entire week, taking temperatures, giving tylenol/advil around the clock and pushing fluids. Finally, I cancelled the trip because Nathan was just so out of it, coughing excessively, and I was worried that being in the heat would only exacerbate his problems. His biggest problem with viruses is restricting fluids and becoming dehydrated which leads to vomiting and lack of appetite, which leads to further dehydration, which eventually leads to a hospital admission.
Another day passes, and I decide to send the kids to Florida after all. My mother in law booked a flight rather than driving down and I knew they cared as much about his health as I do and would fly home in a heart beat if need be.
I needed a break.
They deserved a vacation. Nathan and Teagan both deserved some fun in the Florida sun.
I didn't really sleep in at all, even without my two little alarm clocks. But I did find time to take some baths and naps. I was also extremely productive. The first day I cleaned Teagan's entire bedroom. Every drawer got emptied, sorted through, folded, organized - spotless.
I had planned the entire week, to thoroughly clean one room per day, leaving the garage and basement over the weekend with Jay. Well, as usual, I didn't adhere to my plan but I accomplished alot regardless.
My dad and I decided to tackle the floor in Nathan's room. After conferring with a friend, another CF mom, it became apparent that removing the carpet and carpet dander where Nathan sleeps could only help. It was a perfect time to get this done.
Nathan spilled red gatorade on his carpet right before leaving, since we were going to rip it up I decided to not bother with it.
I went to Lowe's with my dad to choose a laminate. I am so grateful that my dad volunteered to not only help install the floor but to pay for all the materials involved in the project. It is so frustrating to know what could improve his health and air quality yet to lack the means to take action.
The project took a couple of days, which took some time away from my daily cleaning goals but it was worth it.