Will & Snow

We got about two inches of nice, powdery snow today, and it was warm and calm enough to for Will 1.3 to get outside to enjoy it.  We got him all bunded up, in snow boots and snow pants and his winter coat and stocking cap and mittens.  And then we took him outside so he could “help” me shovel the driveway, and he promptly plopped down on his butt and cried.  Pam started taking pictures anyway, and he started to enjoy himself once I picked him up and dusted him off.

Here he is, getting his first taste of pristine Illinois snow:

More pictures here.  :-)

And the second virus of the New Year!

Might as well keep everyone in the loop of the illnesses in the Hulten household.  More importantly, this will help me back track all of the crap Will has encountered before we go back to St. Louis this summer for a follow-up.  I can ‘t possibly remember all of this.

We took Will in last week if you all remember and he had a case of Roseola.  Very typical for kids under the age of 2.  It was very easy to diagnose once the red rash appeared a few hours before we showed up in the doctors office.

Yesterday, we took him back in to the doctor for this horrible cough and chest cold.  It is not getting any better and seems to be getting deeper in the chest.  He has green snot all over and is keeping all of us at night – aren’t kids fun?

Dr. Malcolm Hill says this has been going around the community with the small kids and he had already seen two kids prior to our appt at 10am yesterday with Broncholitis/Mycoplasma.

So we are unsure which one it is at this point – Broncholitis is the virual form and Mycoplasma is the bacterial form.  The doctor said even if we rad bloodwork to narrrow it down, the labs are not all that accurate for this.  It is contagious so we are keeping him home from school for a couple of days while he get on the antibiotic.

Opening Presents

I know it’s a week late, but it’s been a busy week, and Will 1.3 has been sick, yada, yada, yada.

Will Hulten (2008-12-25) from Gordy Hulten on Vimeo.

Grandpa Bill shot a bunch of great video over Christmas, and I’m hoping to just throw it all, unedited, onto a DVD this week. If you want a copy, send Pam or I an email.

I’ve also added a handful of Christmas pictures here. I’m still collecting others from the family, so I’ll be adding more as I get them.

Thanks, and Happy New Year!

Ringing in the New Year w/ another textbook virus!

It is hard to believe we are going to have to remember to write out 2009 on everything we do. Where has that time gone truly. The Hulten’s had a very uneventful NYE as we just tried to keep Will calm and comfortable. It started Monday of this week with a low grade fever and progressed to over 102 degrees for the last few days (yes days). Today, I broke down and called the Doctor. I really don’t want to be one of those parents who calls the doctor for everything, but it seems like we are calling them every few weeks. They might as well set up a standing appointment for us every month (no not really). Just a few hours before we were off to the doctor’s office, Will had a red rash appear. He eye’s turned red and spots on his back and front. As we made the trek back across to Urbana, the doctor said yes, classic textbook symptoms of Roseola. It is a virus and no medicines to treat other than Tylenol and Motrin to help the fever.

Off to a New Year at the Hulten house. I have already missed the first day back at work in the New Year. I would love to say it was to stay home and play hookie with Will, but he was in no mood to do so.