Finn came home from the hospital today. He's obviously doing much better...pretty much back to his normal self, though the cough still lingers. He's on breathing treatments and antibiotics.
In the middle of the night last night Lisa took Finn to the emergency room. He had been coughing, breathing rapidly and shallowly, and seemed to have a rapid pulse. It turns out that he has bacterial pneumonia. They tried to give him an iv for fluids and antibiotics, but they never could get one despite several attempts at poking. He seemed better to me when I saw him tonight than this morning. This morning, he seemed rather listless. Tonight he was perky and talkative and jumping around.
The Somasi family came over tonight for dinner, ping-pong, and an exchange of gifts. The other big news of the day: Finn pooped in the potty.
Sometimes at bed time, when Finn Diddle is not quite ready to go to sleep, he gets out of bed and comes to his bedroom door...and falls asleep on the floor:
We had our first snow of the season a couple days ago. I guess it must have been about an inch.
Today Lisa was talking to Finn and telling him about going to Aunt Robin's house for Thanksgiving. She was telling him we would have pumpkin pie and turkey. He said, "Turkey???" She said "yes, everbody eats turkey on Thanksgiving." And he says in a distraught high pitched voice, "Noooooo. Turkey is an animal. We don't eat Turkey!" Lisa says he must be the future vegetarian in the family. In related news, a publisher has been charged with criticizing Turkey.
When Finn sneezes or has a runny nose, he gets a tissue to wipe the "bless you."
In Sunday School last Sunday, Finn's teacher was reading a book about creation to the class. On each page she was asking the three kids to name what they saw. Finn, of course, was full of his usual verbal eloquence. On page describing the creation of the animals, Finn was proudly saying, "That's a giraffe. That's a rhinoceros. That's a hippopotamus." Then the teacher pointed to an unusual-looking animal and said, "What about this guy? I'm not sure what he is. Maybe a bull?" Finn proceeded to say, "No! That's a yak." Lisa and Diane (teacher) busted out in laughter, and Finn was embarrassed and wouldn't look at Lisa for the rest of the class. Lisa still doesn't know where he learned about yaks, but maybe it was on the Y page of an alphabet book.