Thursday, January 31, 2013

"Stronger Protection"

Stronger protection.
Trusted 24 hour protection.
Body Responsive.
Maximum strength protection.
Invisible solid.
24 hour odor & wetness protection.
Invisible Dry.
Stay 3x cooler and fresher - even under pressure.

Ultra fresh
Fresh Oxygen
Regular scent
Sweet simplicity
Tropical paradise
Spring cotton
Shower fresh
Shower clean
Sparkling lime coconut

These are just a few of the options that I face daily. Seriously - I have really been putting my antiperspirant/deodorant to the test over the past few months. I feel like when I open the deodorant drawer, they are all elbowing the other guy saying "It is your turn today!" (Yes, I have a deodorant drawer- desperate times call for desperate measures. There are currently 10 different deodorants in the rotation.) I have never been a gal that is brand loyal for any amount of time. In fact, I am the opposite. I rarely even use the same deodorant two days in a row. Lately it has been extremely hard not to choose the "3x cooler and fresher - even under pressure" option EVERY day, but it just doesn't work like that. A girl has got to be able to trust her deodorant. Today was one of those days.

Parson has been having significant respiratory issues the past few days. She is really laboring to breathe & it has gotten worse by the day. This morning, I got up early with her struggling, and I summoned my trusty driver (my Mom). We took off to take her the the pediatrician to get her checked out. After another "spell" on the way to Lufkin, she was is distress when we got to Dr. Fidone's office. Even with supplemental oxygen she couldn't keep her saturation level up where it needs to be. After another "spell", she threw up everywhere & we were off to see our friends to have a chest X-ray. (At this point, I am not sure if I have made the right deodorant choice for the day.)

We signed in at the hospital, went thru the admissions process where I sign all the consents for treatment etc. The nice clerk asked me "do you want another copy of the privacy standards? I'm sure you have them memorized by now." In the middle of it all, Parson had another "spell" and threw up again. Whew. (At this point I am CERTAIN that I did NOT make the right deodorant choice!) I am definitely not feeling "cooler and fresher under pressure".

Long story short- The chest X-ray did not show anything new just the hyperinflation that we already knew about. Her lungs looked crummy, but thankfully no pneumonia today. :) She had a double ear infection along with the respiratory issues. We got the first round of meds in her and here's hoping we will see some improvement tomorrow. Bless her heart - even after everything she could still muster up a smile.

When I got out of the shower tonight, I saw a white flag being waved from my "deodorant drawer" so I borrowed Rodney's deodorant. After a day like today, I will choose my deodorant a little more carefully tomorrow. Today's choice just wasn't what the doctor ordered.

Tomorrow I'm thinking "tropical paradise".

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your posts, Jen. It allows those of us who care, but are at a distance, to have a glimpse into your life and what's going on with sweet little Parson. Give her a "grandmother down the line" hug for me, and know we are praying every day.