Thursday, April 12, 2012

Weekly Progress: Out and About -- At Home

OUT and ABOUT: My oldest daughter was diagnosed with severe iron deficiency and is having a series of three IV iron infusions with each lasting around 3 hours. The first was last week, the second one just yesterday, and one more next week.

For the first infusion last week, the stick of the needle was not pleasant at all because they had a hard time, there was quite a bruise which resulted in having to start another attempt in a different spot. Tiny veins runs in the family and that gives the nurses a more difficult time. The beginning of a slow process and this took approximately a half hour. Yesterday's stick of the needle was a bit better but still hurt -- the nurses remembered not to use the area of her hand that they used last week.

First, there was pre-medication in a slow drip of saline for about an hour, then came the very slow drip of iron to watch for any possible reactions, which thankfully did not happen. This lasted about an hour and half. With a bit of rest after removing the IV, she was done with her first infusion - 3 hours. The second lasted about the same amount of time. It's rough, not enjoyable at all but going well. She will be so glad when the last one is over. So will I! The view out the window from her cubicle.

AT HOME: I'm still working on my fabric Pussy Willows using different fabrics. One fabric is a polyester and one is a blend of polyester, nylon, and rayon. The first fabric gives a smooth finish and the blended fabric that frays gives more of a furry opened blossom look:


Be sure that your children each day have:
Something or someone to love
Something to do
Something to think about.
~Charlotte Mason~
~Karen Andreola~, Charlotte Mason Companion: Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning
Charlotte Mason Research and Supply Company

Rules for Happiness:
Something to do,
Someone to love,
Something to hope for.
~Immanual Kant~

" the Lord your God..." Matthew 22:37
"...let us love one another..." 1 John 4:7
"...think on these things..." (whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy) Philippians 4:8
" your own business, work with your own hands..." 1 Thessalonians 4:11

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