So my cousin josh, who I told you yesterday had pneumonia. Well the tests came back and he has micro plasma pneumonia, thats the type he has, which is very common in downs syndrome kids. They’ve put him on antibiotics, and he’s starting to improve a tiny bit. He’s still on oxygen, and still being tube fed, although today they did give him a bottle, which he was able to take and keep it down. The doctors said they have to do that because if they dont he might forget how to suck, and his muscles are quite weak to begin with. Thanks for all of the prayers and support. I know they’ve helped. Hopefully he’ll keep getting better as the days go on. Please keep praying for him and for his recovery.
Can you all pray for my little cousin Josh? He’s my cousins child. He has downs syndrome, and last night he was sent into hospital, because his breathing became difficult, and his oxygen levels dropped. Tests were done, and this evening the results came back. He has pneumonia. He’s pretty unwell with it. He’s vomiting every time they give him the oxygen. He’s only 5 months old. His heart is already weak since he has a hole in it. Please pray for him or keep him in your thoughts. I’d appreciate it very much.
Baked Four Cheese Spaghetti With Italian Sausage
8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
1 pound Italian sausage, about 4 links
1 (8 ounce) container refrigerated prechopped bell pepper and onion mix
2 teaspoons jarred minced garlic
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 (24 ounce) jar fire-roasted tomato and garlic pasta sauce
1 (16 ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Mozzarella chese, divided
4 ounces fontina cheese, shredded
1/2 cup preshredded Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta in boiling salted water in a large Dutch oven according to package directions; drain and return to pan. Meanwhile, brown sausage, bell pepper mix and garlic in oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink; drain. Stir meat mixture, pasta sauce and Cheddar cheese into pasta. Spoon half of pasta mixture into a lightly greased 5 quart slow cooker coated with nonstick cooking spray. Combine Mozzarella cheese and fontina cheese. Sprinkle half of Mozarella mixture over pasta mixture in slow cooker. Top with remaining pasta mixture, remaining Mozzarella mixture and Parmesan cheese. Cover; cook on low for 3 hours. Let stand, covered, for 10 minutes before serving.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
I love having a great sense of humour!
It really makes a huge difference to my day!
Our little, darina, whose six, loves to joke around and tell jokes. She’s constantly laughing and its so nice to see her smile.
The kids in my system have so much to deal with, that when they are able to smile and laugh, it makes me happy.
So heres one of her latest jokes!
Why did tigger look in the toilet?
He was looking for pooh!
I told you, funny stuff, Darina just loves to tell that joke!
Have an awesome day and enjoy whats left of Monday!
From Carol anne and all of the alters!
its jaylee. im 9. I wish I was going shopping for dresses tomorrow! I like dresses, they’re so pretty. I want to try on all of the dresses in the store. like lauren is doing. carol anne said if we lose enough weight we might get a dress for laurens confirmation too. I hope we can. I want to look pretty! we have to get rid of our belly first though.
that’s the hard part, our belly is fat. I hate it. we need to do more exercise to get it to go down! exercising is hard but its the only way to get rid of fat, well eating healthy also, but that doesn’t get rid of it.
I hope lauren finds a nice pretty dress. she’s probably gonna try lots of them on. she’s excited to go. I would be too I think.
There is so much noise inside my head! Kids chatting, some are excited, some are crying, some are scared, some are just chatting to each other.
Its like a zoo in here!
The teen insiders are just as bad! Some are complaining about how unfair their life is, some are in the midst of trauma and stuck in their own pain and memories, some are in their rooms with their music blaring, some are writing their thoughts on paper.
And here we are me and liz and sienna and the other adults, trying to manage the unmanageable!
And it does feel really unmanageable tonight!
Its always like that the day of therapy and the day or two after it!
We had a really great session yesterday, which I will write more about in the coming days. But Shirley came out for part of it, and our eyes were opened. Also Liz talked to Eileen about her own feelings and I know that really helped her a lot.
We came home last night from slimming world, ate dinner, and simply crashed, but sleep didn’t come easily, every time that we tried to settle, the kids were crying, afraid of having nightmares, so they were afraid to go to sleep!
We finally slept a bit, but woke at 3 AM! Got up, showered, and now we’re ready for the day!
I just gotta get our zoo in order! 😀
So well, the celebrations yesterday didn’t quite go to plan. We did go to see peter pan, that was really lovely. It was a great show.
However my niece Lauren she’s 11, she was exhausted, first she complained of a headache, so my sister went to get her tablets before the show started. Then, when we went into the show, she sat there with her coat wrapped tightly around her, hood up to her neck etc etc. She was grumpy and she wasn’t enjoying the show at all.
My sis said she’d been up until 2 AM the previous night, on the X box. that is why she was so tired. My sis had tried to get her to switch it off and go to bed, but she kept saying she wasn’t tired, and could she have it on a little longer.
So well, she wasn’t really up to going to the panto at all! My nephew enjoyed it though. He even participated in the audience participation section of the show!
We were supposed to go for a meal after the show, but when my sister saw how grumpy my niece was she got angry, and refused to bring the kids for a meal. Instead, she went home with them. Mom and me begged her to come for a meal but she point blank refused.
So mom and me met up with my aunt, moms sister, and we all went for Asian food, it was really nice. I payed for all 3 of us. The restaurant was lovely, great service, great atmosphere.
Then afterwords we went and had a look around the shops. There was loads of people out and about! What a buzz it was awesome!
Then we decided to go to starbux before we went home. So we all went in and got drinks, I treated myself to a caramel mackiato. I found out later there is 250 calories in it wow! I hadn’t had one in over a year though so I figured it would be ok to treat myself to one!
Got home around 6 PM. Managed to get a taxi without too much difficulty. I texted my sister on the way home to see if she was ok. She texted me back and said she was, that she’d had a good cry when she got home, and so did Lauren, and then they both apologised to each other and made up and everything was fine again now.
Thank god! Its so unusual to see my sister angry, she hardly ever loses it! When she does she really loses it though. So I was glad things were ok again and she said she was going to enjoy a drink for new years!
And that’s what we all did! We all had drinks, watched specials on tv, and enjoyed ringing in the new year! Nitro was terrified of the fireworks, but he settled after about an hour, I turned on music for him, he panted a lot, was whimpering and just very unsettled, but by the time we all went to bed at about 1 AM he was ok again.
So that was our new year! How was yours?