Daily Archives: December 26, 2006

RIP Gerald Ford

Breaking – former [tag]President Gerald Ford[/tag] has died at age 93.

May The Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you.
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

Our prayers are with President Ford’s family and friends.


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Cleaning Machines

With all the throw up around last night I got out my original Little Green Clean Machine from Bissell and got ready to clean up the carpet. The water and cleaning solution came out properly and seemed to be getting sucked up, but when I checked the dirty water tank, it was dry as a bone. The sound the machine made was also a bit louder than I remembered it. At least there was some cleaning solution on the remains of the throw up so the house did not stink to high heaven this morning.

So, since Little Green bit the dust last night (early this morning) I ran out to Kohl’s and got their last new Little Green cleaner.

BISSELL 14005 LITTLE Green Compact Multi-Purpose Cleaner with TurboBrush

The one that bit the dust was an original one. I had to purchase the Turbo Brush as an accessory and I had to tape part of it together so it would work correctly. This new one comes with a Turbo brush which is much better than the first one. This one is constructed far more solidly and the transparent housing makes it quite easy to see that it is working properly. The recovery tank is easy to empty and rinse.

There is onboard hose storage that is much easier to use and the cord has quick release connectors. The first one you had to just wrap the cord around the bottom of the machine.

The tanks are also easier to install and remove. It’s been working great today and I hope it lasts a good long time.

A Few Hours Rest

After Little Guy finally fell asleep this morning and Daddy got up I was able to get a few hours myself. Little Guy hasn’t thrown up since about an hour before he fell asleep and he’s had some Rice Krispies and more Sierra Mist this morning.

We’ll go to the store and stock up on ingredients for the diet that is recommended for diarrhea.

The B.R.A.T. Diet:
B: Bananas
R: Rice
A: Applesauce
T: Toast (plain, no butter or jelly)

Mainly the diet is low fiber which is easier to digest. Saltines, cooked cereals, or cooked pasta can also be given.

Be sure to give lots of clear liquids to avoid dehydration.

Daddy did okay this morning giving the Little Guy Rice Krispies while I was asleep. Seems to be fairly within the parameters of the diet.

Little Guy’s held everything down to include this morning’s dose of Augmentin.

Up All Night

Little Guy went to sleep at 9 and woke up just after midnight and threw up. He’s thrown up again a few times since then and a little diarrhea. Poor little fella. So I’ve been watching Boobahs and Teletubbies and now Sesame Street (with Liam Neeson guesting) and doing loads and loads of laundry. He’s running out of pajamas! He said his belly was starving for breakfast, then ate half a cracker and said he was full. He’s thirsty but doesn’t want to sip at the warm (room temp) lemon-lime soda pop, he wants to gulp it down. I’m only giving him about a tablespoon at a time in a 3 ounce bathroom paper cup.

He got his first ear infection on Saturday. We went to the acute care center and were given a prescription for Augmentin and asked not to fill it until Sunday just in case he got better without it. He woke up at midnight in tears because his ear hurt and the children’s Tylenol had worn off. Then he woke up in pain again at 5 so we went to church and then got his prescription filled. He hates the stuff. He can’t take a pill yet so he’s on the suspension. We paid for the bubble gum flavor but he still doesn’t like it. I don’t blame him.

I’m going to get him another tablespoon or so of Sierra Mist and we’ll see how that goes (stays, of course, is what I want it to do). Dad’s getting some sleep and has the day off so maybe I’ll get a nap in a little later.

At least he waited until Christmas was over to get sick so his Christmas was great!