Well, the weekend is here... thank goodness! Sleep was sparse this week, especially at the beginning. On Sunday and Monday we were sure that Dane was getting better. He seemed to be back to his good natured self. Then Tuesday night he went to bed and woke up about 11 pm. After that there wasn't much sleep to be had. Finally at about 3:30 I woke up Clint and said, "I need you to take a turn!!!!" which he was happy to do so I could get a couple hours of sleep before work. Dane was ultra-fussy and obviously not a happy boy. He would fuss and then fall asleep for about 15 or 20 minutes (but only if he was being held)... wake up, want to nurse, not want to nurse, fuss and we would do it all over again. About 9 am Dane did a miraculous turn around and all the sudden seemed to feel great, but he had a nasty discharge coming out of his ear (not normal). Well, I had called the Ped. so we went in and he has a ruptured ear-drum. Poor little man. He hadn't been pulling on his ear or anything so we had no idea that he was having issues. Anyway, now he is on antibiotics for the ear infection... so our battle with Thrush will continue until he is done with that. We do seem to have a decent handle on the thrush, it's still there a little, but if we keep up what we are doing we should be able to stay on top of it.
Dane is a little trooper though, during the day he has been just a happy little man and the nights have been progressively getting better. Last night he only woke up once and then went right back to sleep after eating! I feel much better now that I'm starting to catch up on sleep. Except for the fact both Dane and his father were up at 5:15 today. (apparently, it is very difficult for them to entertain themselves without me...so I had to get up and join them. Once I was up, Clint said "you can go back to sleep!!!")
This weekend should be another good one. We are going to work on the shed/house today and then tomorrow we should be heading out to find some birds to shoot. Waterfowl opens this weekend so we will probably try to go jump shoot some creeks and maybe shoot some snipe as well. It should be fun, and the weather is supposed to be decent.
Here are a couple pictures of Dane hanging out!