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02-10-2004 01:33 PM
GhostUser Update please!
02-04-2004 01:48 PM
monkeyandbunny Hi Kreeli!

More feel better prayers for your little guy!
02-04-2004 01:40 AM
Kreeli hahahaha, that's cute. i'll tell him in the morning!
02-04-2004 01:39 AM
mushroom Here is a joke from my son to yours.

What did the snail say when he rode on the turtle's back?

02-04-2004 12:21 AM
Dirty Martini ohhh that's cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute kreeli... how adorable!

and thanks, LF. I TOOL.
02-03-2004 10:54 PM
GhostUser yup...he's on the road to mending

Make sure to squeeze in a bubble bath for yourself tonight!
02-03-2004 10:52 PM
Kreeli thanks, krista. i'm feeling hopeful. he's been making up jokes so i know he's feeling better. here's my favourite:

why did the chicken cross the road?

because the side he was on was the chicken-killing side.
02-03-2004 10:48 PM
Originally Posted by Kreeli View Post

yeah, he never had a consistent would come on when he exerted himself and go away if he rested for a couple of hours. he had a low temp on monday morning and it's been gone for over a day now. *crosses fingers*

ugh, that's the worst!! At least a consistent fever, you know there is something wrong; with the back and forth, it gets confusing for all parties involved.

I hope that the fever stays gone then. *crosses toes since Kreeli's fingers are crossed* If so, he'll be his old self very soon!
02-03-2004 10:41 PM
Kreeli ooohhh, i forgot all about bunnicula. good call, mushroom. i loved those books too. thanks.
02-03-2004 10:34 PM
mushroom I'm sorry to hear your son is sick. I hope that he feels better, soon. It's rough having the other one active, too...

When I was stretched between two kids like that, I made full use of audio tapes!

I seem to remember at 6, my little girl adored Bunnicula. Maybe let the two year old take a lot of bubble baths.
02-03-2004 10:31 PM
Kreeli yeah, he never had a consistent would come on when he exerted himself and go away if he rested for a couple of hours. he had a low temp on monday morning and it's been gone for over a day now. *crosses fingers*
02-03-2004 10:27 PM
GhostUser don't worry about the weight; it always comes back once the antibotics kick in and the hunger kicks in. I always used to lose weight and, being really thin as a kid, it would scare people crazy until they got used to it.

No cookies, huh? How about vegetable cookies? Nah, that doesn't sound good, either.

Has his fever broken yet?
02-03-2004 10:20 PM
Kreeli thanks everyone. today was sort of a bust for activities because he slept a good portion of it and then did some school work his teacher sent home. he does seem to be much perkier now, though; guess those antibiotics have kicked in.

i would love to test cookie recipes on him but i'm fairly anti-sugar when the kids aren't feeling well. i don't even give them juice (though they can have all the fresh whole fruit they can eat). i just find it slows their healing down.

tonight it was whole wheat scones and sundried tomato and chickpea soup. he ate a whole bowl and a scone too. that's a relief because it's fairly obvious he's lost some weight in the last week and his appetite has been a fraction of what it usually is.
02-03-2004 10:06 PM
GhostUser Oh that's cruel ladyfaile....but so entertaining! *makes note

Kreeli, this maybe a good chance for you to do test some new cookie recipes!
02-03-2004 10:04 PM
Cissy I was a big fan of colouring and drawing when I was little... heck, I still love colouring and drawing! And books are always good, and puzzles.
02-03-2004 09:35 PM
LadyFaile aww poor guy. i second the colouring books idea. if you don't have any handy you can draw your own pictures for him to colour, even trace them from books or whatever. i forget how old he is but you could use the time to practice his reading and counting or math.

do portraits of each other

also it's a good opportunity for you to dress him in embarassingly cute outfits and take pictures for blackmailing when he's older seriously though, playing dressup could kill some time.

for snacks if he's up to eating, make something he can decorate, pancakes or cookies, and bring him different things in little bowls on a tray. nothing too messy mind you, and put towels over the bedding where he might spill. pieces of fruit and syrup maybe.

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02-03-2004 07:36 PM
Dirty Martini how about coloring books?! beatrix potter books? harry potter books on tape? (the library must have an audio books section & you could order from other branches if your branch doesn't have it in)

I hope he gets better. Pneumonia's no fun, but certainly survivable!! applesauce always seems to help, too...

02-03-2004 07:17 PM
ceryna Best wishes and good vibes to you and your son, Kreeli. I'll be thinking about you two!
02-03-2004 07:12 PM
Ntelligentidiot Aww... I'm sorry he's sick; that's never fun.

*good vibes* *good vibes* *good vibes*
02-03-2004 09:46 AM
borealis Poor boy! and poor Kreeli! I'm sure he will be better soon. Best wishes to all of you.


Does your library have videos? Ours has a pretty big kid's section. Of course, that's saying you can get to the library, what with a sick boy and a not-sick toddler. Maybe someone could go to the library for you?

There's that modeling clay you can make from flour and water... Hrmm... I'm short on ideas at the moment. Maybe get craft books at the library too?
02-03-2004 08:24 AM
Muzicfan Best wishes, and good thoughts your way.
02-03-2004 08:03 AM
Artichoke47 Good, warm vibes your way, Kreeli!!

I'm sure he will be fine within a week

02-03-2004 12:54 AM
Kreeli thanks for the great ideas. unfortunately we're a little limited in that the cost of his prescription sort of mucked up our ability to buy stuff for crafts or rent movies this week. but we do have some origami paper on hand. and maybe we could make some of our own puzzles.

complicating matters is his two year old sister, who is NOT sick and is having none of this bedrest stuff. i'm run ragged!

thanks again for all the good wishes and prayers (and no, prayers don't offend me at all, unless you're praying for my SOUL because you think i'm headed straight to which i can only say, bah. at least i'll be hanging out with jimi hendrix and the rest of all those cool dead rockstars. )
02-03-2004 12:51 AM
clairebear I hope he feels better, and that you've managed to explain to him that he's gonna be ok.

As for fun things he can do while staying in bed...(I have no idea how old he is...ignore these if they're way off)

Does he like puzzles? He can do those on a tray.

Word puzzles, word searches and crosswords

all kinds of craft projects - get some modelling clay or something

lots of books

you could have a "beach day"...get the beach towels out and the sunglasses...have lots of popsicles, and laze around all day reading and pretending to sunbathe.

I dont know if he's ever done any sewing or knitting..but my brother used to


writing stories

umm..thats all I can come up with right now...hope some of them are good
02-03-2004 12:22 AM
Seadolphin Hope he feels better soon! Maybe you could use this time for the two of you to read together, or just spend some quality mom/son time.
02-02-2004 10:53 PM
GhostUser I've had it a couple dozen times throughout my life, so I know how he feels.

Big hugs to you all and prayers (if that doesn't offend you).
02-02-2004 10:45 PM
epski Goodness! All my best to your son, Kreeli!
02-02-2004 10:32 PM
Marie Maybe you could set up a tray and have him paint those little metal figures from computer games.
02-02-2004 10:25 PM
AuroraLily First all I had pneumonia a couple of years ago and know how painful it is. I wish your son a speady recovery.

As far as keeping him occupied, there are always movies. What about looking through old pictures and putting them into albums? Puzzles are fun too. Depending on his age, what about teaching him to knit or something like that?

Good luck!!
02-02-2004 10:15 PM
Kreeli thanks everyone. this really had me freaked out at first, but after doing some reading, both he and i are much calmer. the worst part is going to be trying to keep him in bed for a week. help me think of ways to keep him occupied!
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