Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Babysitting the 2 year old last week

So, the 2 (nearly 3) year old grandson had a bad spell of coughing last week and his Mommie FINALLY took him to the doctor on Tuesday and he has pediatric bronchitis.   OY!   So, Nana got to babysit him Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, which meant I had 3 13 hour days.   I was sick myself on Thursday with some kind of stomach cramp virus (24 hours) and I honestly don't remember much about that day except that both he and I took a 2.5 hour nap in the afternoon!

by Friday I was feeling somewhat better (still no appetite).   However, hubby did run out and get me some of Sherman's chicken and rice soup, which our family always gets when one of us is sick and that seemed to help me A LOT.   I was actually thinking about getting out a syringe and pulling out just the liquid for the 2 year old, but I figured he would just spit it out all over the couch, so I restrained myself.   It probably would have helped him, don't you think?   Anyway, he is on 10 days of a liquid antibiotic and some prednisone (ugh...)...I don't think Mommie is giving him that any longer because it made him SUPER HYPER and we ALL don't need that!!!

I will probably have to babysit him ALL next week, so I'm taking a bunch of my fabric and crafting supplies AND my sewing machine with me.  I also still have to drive Miss Ellie to kindergarten, so we will venture out to do that and then stay at his house.   Poor hubby will be left to fend for himself.

Oh, well...such is life.
~~Cheryl Ann~~
Here's the little man with his Daddy at the Living Desert Reserve.  He IS a handful!