Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Toddlers and Treatments

Treatments with a toddler are...interesting to say the least. Here is a glimpse:

I always set up and activity and a snack to buy me at least 5 minutes of uninterrupted treatment time. Today I had a bowl of water with different cups and spoons placed over towels. I also had a little bowl of black beans and her sippy in case she got hungry.

I start my albuterol while she plays in the water.
7 minutes (tops) later...
K- "Pee pee! Pee pee! Peeeeee peeee!"
I run over remove her diaper and sit her on her potty.
So I start treatments again.

K- "Peeeeeee peeeee! Peee peee!" 
I run over again and sit her on the potty
I start treatments again and suddenly little naked Kaylee is peeing on the floor. Sigh.

K- "UUUUUP! UUUUP!" She is a smart kid and the second she has an accident she wants to be picked up. No way is she going to chance walking through the puddle.
I pick her up and move her to a safe non-pee infested area, cleaned the pee and then start HTS.

K- Spots her cd player, "Bom Bom" (her way of saying music) She knows how to turn it on so between breathing in and coughing wildly I encourage her to push the big (play) button.

K- "Bom Bom! Bom Bom! Bom Bom!" As I encourage her to turn it on she is flopping around the floor whining, "Bom Bom!" I turn it on. She dances wildly while I continue to cough violently.
She somehow finds a pen (must have fallen out of my husbands work pocket last night) and clicks it open and is headed for the couch. I intercept just in time.

K- "Boob boob. Boob Boob!"
I pull my shirt down, exhausted at entertaining while nebbing, she runs over and latches for a few minutes. She then waves to my boob while saying, "bye bye!" and puts my shirt back in place.

K- Pointing to the other boob, "Boob boob"

Needless to say treatments are a lot longer, less focused, and a little more hectic with a toddler in the house.

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