"The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Best Laid Plans...

Today we were supposed to go to Adventureland! We were going to stay in Des Moines and do the zoo tomorrow and we were all packed and ready to go... Unfortunately at about 4 this morning, Ben woke up with croup and couldn't catch his breath even after some breathing treatments. His face was a little gray and his lips were starting to look a little purple, so I raced Ben to the ER at about 4:30 a.m. and he was treated for croup and an asthma attack. He was finally able to calm down and catch his breath and surprisingly, it was one of our quickest ER trips to date! We were back home before 6, but it was hard for most of us to get back to sleep, even though we were exhausted.  Needless to say, our hotel was canceled and we will have to find another time to go to Adventureland and Blank Park Zoo.  Ben has had a rough day and the cough gets worse when he tries to sleep so it has been a long day... Nick made some special pancakes for breakfast to try to cheer our boys up a little! Ben really shouldn't go outside with the heat, so we will be watching movies and trying to nap for the majority of the day. I am just so thankful that Ben is okay, for now, and we will keep our eye on him tonight!

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