By: Jennifer Murray

Just Breathe….

Thank you for your prayers over the past few days. Things are improving daily with just a few bumps along the way. Brooks has been entertaining us with his speed steroids extremes. One minute he is stoned and out of it, the next he is frustrated by his failed attempts to scale the walls, literally! He has this impulsiveness of needing to climb all of the sudden. It’s completely bizarre! He takes his last dose tonight, so hopefully we will see some of the true Brooks shining through those donut eyes soon.

Baby Einstein has come to our rescue once again as a distracting device during our time in the breathing chair. Check out the “wigged out” Brooks getting “nebulized”….

Thankfully the other boys’ symptoms are fairly minor for now. Clark has exhibited some wheezing, so he’s getting his turn in the breathing chair as well. Don’t you think he’d make a great firefighter someday?

Translation in case you don’t speak “one year old”:
“Whas Da?” w/ pointer finger = What’s That? (We think, anyway!)
Regardless it’s cute, especially muffled. =)

Breathing easier,

19 Responses to “Just Breathe….”

  1. Following HIM
    April 21, 2008 at 4:24 pm #

    Hopefully this will pass soon!!! Glad Brooks is doing better and hopefully he will be back to his self soon!
    ~Elyse~

  2. Brooke
    April 21, 2008 at 4:24 pm #

    Long time stalker, first time to comment. Glad your little guys are on the upperward trend to getting better. I was just thinking it was really sad that I could pick out what Baby Einstein it was and the exact spot that it was in. Maybe I have seen it one to many times.

  3. My2Gs
    April 21, 2008 at 4:26 pm #

    I’m glad your little guy is on the mend. I had to do breathing treatments like that when I was a little girl!

  4. Suzanne
    April 21, 2008 at 5:37 pm #

    awwww…sweet boys!!! been thinking about you guys NON-STOP! glad they are doing better! hope you are getting some sleep now!

  5. Krystyn
    April 21, 2008 at 5:41 pm #

    Thank God for a speedy recovery!

  6. Goerlich Quadruplets
    April 21, 2008 at 6:07 pm #

    Praise the Lord that they are doing better! We feel ya with the neb treatments – Cohen and Sophia both have to endure those from time to time. We’re still praying for all of you and know that God is good! Lots of love! The Goerlich Gang

  7. Barbara Manatee
    April 21, 2008 at 7:46 pm #

    Been thinking about you all weekend and was hoping no news was good news. Glad to hear Brooks is improving and none of the other boys are showing any distress. Will continue to keep you in my prayers!

  8. Anonymous
    April 21, 2008 at 11:26 pm #

    They are adorable!!!! Glad to hear they’re doing better.

    Mommy of five

  9. Williams' bunch
    April 21, 2008 at 11:26 pm #

    My kids didn’t do so well w/breathing treatments…they sure did do a good job handling it! I’m glad things are getting better.

  10. debi9kids
    April 22, 2008 at 12:11 am #

    OH! Those poor sweet boys!
    I just hate what the steroids do!
    Back in the day (aka when I only had 3 kids) when they used to give one called Dodecadron (sp???)my kids would LITERALLY try to rip their skin off. It made them insane! For days no one slept. It was awful.
    I am so glad steroids are given for a limited number of days. 🙂

  11. Milk Mama
    April 22, 2008 at 2:46 am #

    He sure is cute! 😀

  12. Elise
    April 22, 2008 at 5:56 am #

    Glad to hear things are looking a bit better. We will continue to pray for a full recovery and that the rest of your beautiful family stays healthy.

  13. Anonymous
    April 22, 2008 at 9:53 am #

    So sweet – both of them. Tim’s 2nd daughter had to go through those breathing treatments all of the time when she was small – so we can relate to that. It’s amazing how good they are to sit through that – Bri was also. Loved the waiving bye bye – how adorable. Hard to believe they are at that age already to do things like that….can’t wait to seem them again – BEFORE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION! 🙂 Glad things are improving for you – hope you’ve been able to get some rest! Love – Aunt Dar Dar 🙂

  14. Ashhog
    April 22, 2008 at 6:46 pm #

    So glad that they are doing better! Poor little things!

  15. Becky
    April 23, 2008 at 12:09 am #

    poor boys!!! Glad Brooks is feeling better. How did Clark do without his crib buddy?

  16. mrsvanoven
    April 23, 2008 at 9:43 am #

    That’s TOTALLY a “What’s that?”

    Ahhh…the good old nebulizer, we love it here at the Vanoven house!

  17. Baylee's Mommy
    April 25, 2008 at 4:25 pm #

    My little Bug is also on the nebby! GEESH! the pics are very sweet though. Baylee has 4 treatments a day. In the mornings before heading off to daycare I turn the TV to The Wiggles and she doesn’t MOVE! At night it’s a different story!

  18. Quad Squad!
    April 27, 2008 at 2:34 pm #

    So glad the kids are doing better! Aren’t breathing treatments such fun? We’ve done our fair share of those! Thomas used to get them every day as part of his normal medical regimine. Now he only needs them if he gets wheezy.

  19. Anonymous
    April 30, 2008 at 8:23 pm #

    I’m thinking that after sitting through 2 of those treatments, Brad’s lungs were probably pretty clear too, huh? 🙂 I love catching up on your family through your blog! Take care!
    Laura Garn

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