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Week in Review

Written on November 2, 2007 by Rylan & Kaitlyn.

Last weekend I had a fever and just felt miserable. I just didn't want to do much of anything. I had no other symptoms though so we didn't know what could be the problem. On Tuesday morning, super early, I woke up and just couldn't breathe. I was coughing and I think even had a panic attack because I was scared. Mom and dad took me to the urgent care and discovered that I have Croup. For those who do not know what Croup is..

The term croup does not refer to a single illness, but rather a group of conditions involving inflammation of the upper airway that leads to a cough that sounds like a bark, particularly when a child is crying.

Most croup is caused by viruses, but similar symptoms may occasionally be caused by bacteria or an allergic reaction. The viruses most commonly involved are parainfluenza virus (accounting for most cases), adenovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, influenza, and measles.

It hasn't been that fun, especially at night when it gets worse. I really do sound like a seal.

I did have a bit of fun on Halloween. I got dressed up in my pirate outfit and took a trip to Ikea which I always love. The place was empty so that was nice. After that we headed over to the haunted house that my Great Uncle sets up each year. I even went through it. My dad held me while we walked through pitch black rooms and then we came to a room that had a guy with a chainsaw. That was pretty crazy. We made it out in one piece though so that was good. It wasn't that scary though.

Oh my dad wanted to remind everyone that you only have one more day to sign up for the giveaway. We have had some great response to the Bob device that is now sitting next to our television. I wonder when I get to use it. Maybe I shouldn't want too.

Next week is going to be pretty exciting. I will be giving everyone a tour of mine and Kaitlyn's room. I think it's a great room and I can't wait to show it off.

This weekend we will be going to the local Scout-O-Rama event. My dad used to be a scout so he picked us up a ticket to check out this years event. I know that someday I may become a scout as well so we'll see how this goes. I know that my dad hasn't gone to one in like 16 years he said. I wonder what it's like.

I guess that's it for now. Have a good weekend and don't eat too much candy.


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