I asked my husband today if it was bad to hope that Evan, our 3 year old, has the flu, so we at least know what he has and have a way to treat him. He’s gone from sinus infection, to possible site infection from his pneuomia shot, to running a 102 fever while on antibiotics. Obviously it’s not a bacterial infection if he is getting sick on antibiotics. Colin got sick Friday, one day after getting his flu shot. He was complaining about headache and eye pain. The flu test came back negative and he’s done pretty well with his antibiotic treatment for a sinus infection. We did take him to the ER on Saturday night after his headache and eye pain would not go away after a dose of Tylenol and Motrin. Yesterday he had a good day without fever and is back in school today. Evan on the other hand is going back to the pediatrician today because of a fever, stuffy nose and dry cough.
I do have cards to share with you. I spent World Cardmaking Day stamping. I just am having a hard time getting my photos taken and uploaded because of spending time with sick kids. I’m sure that those of you with kids understand that.
I made this card with the sketch from Card Patterns, it’s #35. I love Tasty Sweet and while it’s not in the catalog it is on the Dormant list. I started with a Perfect Plum Base and layered on Cast-a-Spell designer series paper that I added a paper piercing border. I then added the 1 3/4″ Cast-a-Spell circle punched with the 1 3/4″ circle punch. The main image layer is Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White. My Candy corn was inked in Barely Banana, Summer Sun and Pumpkin Pie, stamped on Whisper White and cut out and attached with dimensionals. I used Basic Black, Pumkin Pie, Perfect Plum and Old Olive to ink the sentiment and used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up. I added more paper piercing and punched the corners with the 3/16″ corner rounder. The Cast-a-Spell strip was cut by using a bendy ruler found at an office supply store. I simply placed it on my paper and cut around it with a hobby blade. I then added a Chocolate Chip brad and Pumpkin Pie striped ribbon before attaching it the card base with dimensionals.
My goal for this week is to have all of us healthy at home and hopefully update my blog more often. When dealing with a sick family the latter is not always the easiest.
ETA: Evan did test positive for Influenza A and they said that 99% of these cases are the H1N1 strain so he’s being treated for that. Boy is Tamiflu hard to find, it’s on manufacturer backorder and took me over an hour to find a pharmacy that has it.
All products are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased via my Demonstrator Website: http://igotstamps.stampinup.net