Sunday, April 25, 2010

Say What?

This past week was some what eventful. Monday, Reiggin and I went down to Gastonia so my parents could babysit Virginia as we went on a date night. Before we dropped her off we all went to Martha Rivers park along with Grandma Ford. Man, was I impressed with this playground. It was a huge castle with tons of slides, monkey bars, and other little hiding spots. The best thing was there was a small area for little kids to play. The playground was packed with kids of all ages.

Virginia has gotten so much better about playing in crowds and not just hugging onto my leg. She was happy as can be. She just ran from place to place.


The swings and slides were a big hit with Virginia. Reiggin was the photographer for the day. He got some great shots. And some shots that probably should have not been published on the internet. I promise no child was hurt in the process of this slide.


Ok so that is a little better.



Virginia really enjoyed this one big red swing. I guess it was really more for a bigger kid, but she couldn't resist. It was like one big lounge chair, nothing like what we had as a child. She swung for hours just smiling and checking out all the kids running around.




After playing we headed back to my parent's house to drop her off and be on our way to dinner. Oh it was so nice going to dinner without a child by my side. Don't get me wrong I love Virginia. But being able to enjoy my food and not gulf it down before she gets to antsy is so nice. 

We went to Red Lobster and I ate stuffed tilapia. It was delicious. To be honest I wasn't always a fan of Red Lobster. Growing up I thought it was nasty and why would someone go there when they could go to a good old fashion fish camp. Don't ask me where I got that idea since I had never been to a Red Lobster until I went with Reiggin.

After dinner we just drove around and did some shopping. It was nice getting to enjoy some one on one time with Reiggin. Well, time flew by and we had to go pick up Virginia and head home. Man you could tell Virginia had a blast at Grandma and Grandpa Ford's house. She was running around like crazy. That night as we were leaving we noticed Virginia breathing really heavy and whizing. We gave her some medicine and it helped her breathing. But then the next night it happened again and the medicine didn't help.

First thing in the morning we called the doctor and rushed her in. They looked her over and gave her a breathing treatment. The breathing treatment helped and the doctor prescribed some medicine. We also had to go over to the hospital to do some lab work to rule out RSV.

When we got to the hospital and got checked in I should have known this was going to be interesting. First our nurse had wrote the descrition on the wrong line. So as soon as we figured out which area we were suppose to go too we were on our way. The nice lady walked us down to the respiratory area. This was like a back room closet where they kept the oxygen tanks. At least that is what it looked like to me. 

The lady gave the people in the back our paper work. Now next is something I really don't ever want to hear someone that is suppose to be treating my daughter say. She asks, " do you know what a Respiratory Panel is?" The people answer, " I have no idea what that is." Really, Really that is not making me feel good. Then a male hospital worker comes walking out from the back and says, "I will be honest I have no clue what a Respiratory Panel is. Can you tell me what your doctor told you." Now should I really be the one to tell the doctor how to do there job, I think not. So I tell him what she had told me and he realizes I should be in the lab area down the hall. 

We make our way down and he hands the paper work over to the nurse behind the counter and asks, " do you know what a Respiratory Panel is." Answer, " I have never heard of that." Ok so by this point I am not feeling very happy and all I want to do is grab Virginia and say forget this we will go home. 

Finally they call our doctor and ask her what she wanted. Turns out it is just a simple swap of Virginia's nose. Something so simple caused so much confusion. So now we are just waiting to hear back from the doctors. I am hoping it is just seasonal allergies that Virginia has and not RSV. But then I worry that they will want us to do allergy shots. After reading Katie's blog on this topic really makes me not want to do this. But I know if it helps Virginia that is the important thing.

To end on a happy note I did find a great deal on a water table and play kitchen for Virginia. Since we have had to stay inside so much until we hear if Virginia is really sick, I thought some new toys would be nice.




1 comments:

Melissa, A.K.A. Lisa said...

looks like you had fun at the park. I hope Virginia is not too sick.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Say What?


This past week was some what eventful. Monday, Reiggin and I went down to Gastonia so my parents could babysit Virginia as we went on a date night. Before we dropped her off we all went to Martha Rivers park along with Grandma Ford. Man, was I impressed with this playground. It was a huge castle with tons of slides, monkey bars, and other little hiding spots. The best thing was there was a small area for little kids to play. The playground was packed with kids of all ages.

Virginia has gotten so much better about playing in crowds and not just hugging onto my leg. She was happy as can be. She just ran from place to place.


The swings and slides were a big hit with Virginia. Reiggin was the photographer for the day. He got some great shots. And some shots that probably should have not been published on the internet. I promise no child was hurt in the process of this slide.


Ok so that is a little better.



Virginia really enjoyed this one big red swing. I guess it was really more for a bigger kid, but she couldn't resist. It was like one big lounge chair, nothing like what we had as a child. She swung for hours just smiling and checking out all the kids running around.




After playing we headed back to my parent's house to drop her off and be on our way to dinner. Oh it was so nice going to dinner without a child by my side. Don't get me wrong I love Virginia. But being able to enjoy my food and not gulf it down before she gets to antsy is so nice. 

We went to Red Lobster and I ate stuffed tilapia. It was delicious. To be honest I wasn't always a fan of Red Lobster. Growing up I thought it was nasty and why would someone go there when they could go to a good old fashion fish camp. Don't ask me where I got that idea since I had never been to a Red Lobster until I went with Reiggin.

After dinner we just drove around and did some shopping. It was nice getting to enjoy some one on one time with Reiggin. Well, time flew by and we had to go pick up Virginia and head home. Man you could tell Virginia had a blast at Grandma and Grandpa Ford's house. She was running around like crazy. That night as we were leaving we noticed Virginia breathing really heavy and whizing. We gave her some medicine and it helped her breathing. But then the next night it happened again and the medicine didn't help.

First thing in the morning we called the doctor and rushed her in. They looked her over and gave her a breathing treatment. The breathing treatment helped and the doctor prescribed some medicine. We also had to go over to the hospital to do some lab work to rule out RSV.

When we got to the hospital and got checked in I should have known this was going to be interesting. First our nurse had wrote the descrition on the wrong line. So as soon as we figured out which area we were suppose to go too we were on our way. The nice lady walked us down to the respiratory area. This was like a back room closet where they kept the oxygen tanks. At least that is what it looked like to me. 

The lady gave the people in the back our paper work. Now next is something I really don't ever want to hear someone that is suppose to be treating my daughter say. She asks, " do you know what a Respiratory Panel is?" The people answer, " I have no idea what that is." Really, Really that is not making me feel good. Then a male hospital worker comes walking out from the back and says, "I will be honest I have no clue what a Respiratory Panel is. Can you tell me what your doctor told you." Now should I really be the one to tell the doctor how to do there job, I think not. So I tell him what she had told me and he realizes I should be in the lab area down the hall. 

We make our way down and he hands the paper work over to the nurse behind the counter and asks, " do you know what a Respiratory Panel is." Answer, " I have never heard of that." Ok so by this point I am not feeling very happy and all I want to do is grab Virginia and say forget this we will go home. 

Finally they call our doctor and ask her what she wanted. Turns out it is just a simple swap of Virginia's nose. Something so simple caused so much confusion. So now we are just waiting to hear back from the doctors. I am hoping it is just seasonal allergies that Virginia has and not RSV. But then I worry that they will want us to do allergy shots. After reading Katie's blog on this topic really makes me not want to do this. But I know if it helps Virginia that is the important thing.

To end on a happy note I did find a great deal on a water table and play kitchen for Virginia. Since we have had to stay inside so much until we hear if Virginia is really sick, I thought some new toys would be nice.




1 comments on "Say What?"

Melissa, A.K.A. Lisa on April 26, 2010 at 8:09 PM said...

looks like you had fun at the park. I hope Virginia is not too sick.