Two Kids - Aria MacDonald

Two Kids

8pm here and I think it has been the hottest day of the year in Omaha Nebraska. It got up to 97 I think. Don’t know what that is in rest-of-the-world language, I can’t be bothered to use my Googlefu.

Super busy day starting at 7am with Hamish and Aria going into the Med Center for a blood draw. Normally a nurse comes to our house but because Aria needed a blood gas we had to take her to the hospital. AND she needed a tac/prograf/FK level and that has to be drawn at 8am.

Aria had a long nap over lunchtime. Her nights aren’t that flash and we are considering throwing the pulse ox machine out the window but don’t want to let the hot air in. Needless to say we still don’t think we are getting good readings. The nurse rang to update us on her blood gas and it was perfect. AND her blood o2 level was 95 on room air, excellent. But our stupid machine doesn’t agree.

For some reason managing the two kids was particularly challenging today. Frustrated I said to Hamish at dinner ‘how can this be so hard- there is TWO of us!’ He reminded me that we aren’t a normal family and we are dealing with two kids who are adjusting. They aren’t bad really – just…..well frustrating.

Tomorrow we have 3 appointments and a lunch date with Emerson and Erika. Another busy day. Looking forward to seeing the team and asking them if we can reenact the scene from Office Space except with our pulse ox machine and not a fax. But I have seen the rental bill for it, best we not…..

15 Responses to “Two Kids”

  1. Jess says:

    2 kids can be a handful no matter what so don’t worry about it! I guess it is hard when you have lots of apts but my big advice on life with more than 1 preschooler is ‘don’t try and do to much’. Lazy days keep the kids calm and cruisy in my opinion. Oh and wow that sounds super hot! cool to have such distinct seasons though!
    Always thinking of you guys!

  2. Tiffany Keller says:

    I heard on the Weather Channel, that the dewpoint was 112 deg. Fah! I believe that’s in the high 30′s or low 40′s Cel. Sounds like they are normal kids with a tiny bit sibling rivalry going on. It’s normal. Sorry that the pulse ox mach., still isn’t working right. I hope Emerson & Erika have improved!

  3. Tiffany Keller says:

    God Bless!

  4. Lyaine says:

    Sounds like normal family live with the kis with the extra thrown in!. Been there with 2 pre schoolers and it’s not easy. God Bless.

  5. chrissy hallberg says:

    You guys are doing real well,God blessxxxxx

  6. Kathleen & Anita says:

    Thank you God for our air-conditioning!
    Thank you God we are a two-parent family.
    Thank you God the two kids are at home together.
    Thank you God for our two cars.
    Thank you for the medical team, for technology …
    And thank you most of all for being our Strong Tower where we can run when we feel everything is getting on top of us.

  7. Raylene says:

    Frustration plus!! Both of you are just amazing…just keep on keeping on. Easy for me to say I know. You have wonderful children I am amazed how well you are all adapting to the ups and downs.

  8. Samantha Sutherland says:

    Ha ha hot weather makes everyone grumpy and two kids will drive any normal person nuts! Even if they are particularly special, even if you need to make allowances for ‘things’. Tomorrow is another day and sounds like a nice one catching up with some special friends. Take care, take a deep breath, blowing you fairy kisses with Lara xxx

  9. Judy Palmer says:

    Hot weather plus 2 pre-schoolers equals frustration in any family. Keep calm, it will get better. Blessings, Judy.

  10. iliganoa says:

    wow what the world would say is better luck next time, but we say more grace and mercies upon you guys with looking after Aria and Ashe. You will really need time off at Disneyworld family, so look forward to time off all you guys. Love you and pray for easier time with children, praise God for peace, perfect time together amene! Sending love to you and thinking of you all, love n peace, n healing, halleluia amen….

  11. Christine MacDonald says:

    Pleased Aria’s 02 levels were good today, hope they get the machine sorted so you can get more accurate readings. Have a nice lunch with Emerson & Erika. Continuing to pray for Aria and Ashie
    lots of love to you all

  12. joyce says:

    Frustrating YES but family together and sounding more like normal kids is such a blessing and answers to prayers. Being in a strange country and everything different would get anyone down. God surely knew what he was doing when he gave these 2 kiddoes such great parents.Praying for all of you and thankful for A/C.

  13. Simon Wall says:

    Pulse oximeters aren’t always reliable if the area they are placed on has poor peripheral perfusion (digit is cold and has a capillary refil of more than 2-3 seconds). You could try placing on a different digit or if you have the right attachment on the ear usually works well. If not try giving the area over the sensor a really good clean with an alcohol wipe and look to see it is not overly scratched, damaged or opaque. if so maybe needs fixing. love reading your posts every day. Are thinking of and praying for you all. God bless from Simon.

  14. Belinda (LF-Aus) says:

    I hope that you guys had a nice lunch date with Erika and sweet Eme. :)
    I had a little giggle when you said that you wanted to throw the pulse ox machine out the window but didn’t want to let in the hot air! Hehehe :)
    Praying that you have a better day today/tomorrow.
    xoxoxo

  15. Dave Stabel says:

    I came across this post coing from yahoo. Although it didn’t match my term I tunneled it is safe to say this was an hooking article.

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