Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Asthma Update

Today we went and saw the specialist for Tyler's asthma, and she confirmed that he does in fact have asthma. From all of the questions they asked, it sounds like it is triggered by allergies. It will be most present in the Spring and Fall. She prescribed Singulair pills to take once a day at bedtime. They are cherry flavored chewable tablets. He will only need to use the inhaler when he has an "attack". Hopefully he can still grow out of it, or it won't get any worse than it is. He's been doing really well since getting the inhaler, so hopefully that continues with this new pill.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Make-It Monday

Lemonade Chicken

8 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 large can of lemonade concentrate
6 Tbsp ketchup
6 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp vinegar

3-4 Tbsp water
3-4 Tbsp cornstarch

Place chicken in slow cooker. Combine lemonade, ketchup, brown sugar & vinegar; pour over chicken. Cover and cook for 2 1/2 - 3 hours on high. Remove chicken and keep warm.

For "lemonade" sauce, combine cornstarch and water until smooth, set aside. Pour juice from slow cooker through a strainer, making sure there aren't any chunks. Place juice ina  medium sized sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add cornstarch mixture to boiling juice and stir until lemonade sauce thickens. Continue to stir so it won't stick to bottom of pan. Pour thickened souce over chicken OR leave separate and serve over rice.

**The website I took this from had some pineapple in the fridge and added it to the sauce last minute.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tyler's First Field Trip

Tyler got to go on his first field trip yesterday. One of the girls that works at the Day Home trains horses and does equine massage. They got to go to Amberlea Meadows, the horse stables, and take a short ride and brush the horses and fun stuff like that. They said that he really like the horses. He wouldn't sit on a saddle though, so Lyndsay took him for his ride bareback. Here are a couple pictures of it.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Livin' the Simple Life

We haven't really been up to anything exciting lately, thus I have not been blogging much. I did take Tyler to his first movie at the theatre this weekend. I took him to see Kung Fu Panda 2. I wasn't sure he would make it through the whole thing before going, but was pleasantly surprised. He sat down through the entire movie, mostly in my lap, eating popcorn and enjoying the show. He did really well actually.

Trevor and I have both been really busy with work. It seems to rain once a week or so, which slows things down a bit, but it's going pretty good for both of us.

We got Tyler in to see an asthma specialist on June 22, so I am looking forward to that appointment, and finding out what is truly wrong with him. He seems to be doing better, so that is good.

Here are a couple pictures for fun.

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Well, we found out the other day that Tyler most likely has asthma. He has always had a bit of a cough, but didn't seem like anything serious. Then, this week, he was coughing so bad at night that he would almost throw up and wouldn't be able to get his breath. We decided it was finally time to have it looked at. They did some chest x-rays and listened to his breathing for like 10 minutes and came to the conclusion of asthma. He was prescribed an inhaler to use 4 times a day, which seems to be helping. We are supposed to try it for a few weeks and see what happens.

On top of that, I have laryngitis right now, and am unable to talk much. It doesn't seem so bad today, but yesterday was brutal!