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It was a quiet weekend

We had a fabulous time away. Thankfully, Mariella was nice and clear the whole time. My parents said she didn’t cough at all…ABBY, however says she coughed a little, but not as much as a few days ago. I’m sure my parents didn’t want me to worry. Of course, I worried while we were away…but we had no cell service on the boat, so we couldn’t call, even if we wanted to. My parents had a number to call if they needed to get ahold of us…so I wasn’t too worried about it. They were told, “one of the girls falls off the swing and breaks their arm…don’t call. Mariella crashes and is in PICU on a vent…call…even if we can’t get home…I need to know that.”

Now that we’re home…it’s been fairly quiet. Mariella’s tummy is bugging her, but she’s either going to throw up, or she won’t. She would feel better if she DID…but I can understand that she doesn’t want to. I just hope the “gag cough” that she is doing doesn’t set off a flare. Sometimes, the cough sets off a flare. I’m dosing her with single hits of Xop every 8 hours or so, just so her lungs don’t start screaming.

The seasons are definitely changing. We always expect a good flare this time of year…I’m hoping that it doesn’t happen, but we have to be prepared. She has a pulmo appointment coming up in a couple of weeks too, so we’ll see how her lungs are really doing. For now, I’m enjoying the relative quiet.

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Allergy testing, Round 2, CHECK…

It has been confirmed…Mariella has no allergies. We did a double test for cat…both the scratch test, and the interdermal test. Just to be on the safe side.

So, we’ll probably be kitten rescuing this weekend. YAY. I really miss having cats in the house. I’m allergic, and Rob’s allergic…but we managed before with the cats before.

I’m pretty sure I’ve got Mariella on board with “Piper” for a little girl kitten. Rob wants to name a boy “Cody” after “Commander Cody” from Clone Wars. I guess that I’ve gotten off easy with the Star Wars names…I mean, neither of the girls was named Leia or Amidala…(and I DO know a boy who is named Aniken…I mean, really…it’s not like the kid can PRETEND he was named for anything else) Abby wants to name anything she’s allowed to name either Violet or Victoria…and I’m just not on board with that.

Mariella has a little bit of “Back-To-Schoolitis.” On top of that, she got sick with Grammy…which garners a whole lot more attention than when she gets sick with Momma. So, she’s trying to milk it, and I’m just not letting her. So she’s getting frustrated. She’ll learn. It’s not that I don’t feel badly that she feels sick…it’s just that for RIGHT NOW, this is life…and we can’t stop living for a tummy ache that doesn’t go away. Hopefully, someday, the tummy ache WILL go away…but for now, it is what it is, and we have to learn to live with it as best we can.


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