A few weeks ago I posted about our tiny baby caterpillars and how the boys were anxiously awaiting to see them transform into butterflies. The caterpillars took about 10-12 days before they were full grown. It was amazing to see how quickly these caterpillars grew. When they were ready they climbed to the top of the container and hung upside down. Within hours they have a hard shell around them, also known as a chrysalis. So weird. Once all the caterpillars had formed their chrysalis, I moved them into the butterfly garden.
And then we waited. And waited. It takes another 10 days or so for the butterfly to emerge out of the chrysalis. We had 4 butterflies total, 2 of them emerged on Monday (we let them go on Wednesday) and the other 2 emerged on Friday (we let them go today).
The boys loved watching the butterflies.
I gave the butterflies fresh orange slices twice a day.
The butterflies were pretty eager to get some fresh air. I tried to let the boys hold them but the butterflies were ready to fly free.
Caleb did get to hold a rollie-pollie. :)
This kid just has mischief written all over him. I love that little stinker.
Today I noticed 2 butterflies hanging out on these flowers. I can't be certain that they are the same butterflies we let go, but they sure look like it. I like to think our butterflies are going to hang around our house to visit.
Quick picture with my big boy.
My sweet Caleb has been so sick today. He woke up with a 102.7 fever and very cloudy urine. I had been worried about a possible UTI since he was in the hospital for his tethered cord surgery. They actually checked it before we were discharged and it came back clean. I have just been pushing fluids all week, hoping that it was nothing. He never had a fever so I assumed that he didn't have an infection. Well, he got sick fast today. His fever was over 105 degrees by lunch time. Over 105 degree temperature makes this momma start to freak out a bit. We took him to the ER because we were pretty sure he has a kidney infection. We were right. Luckily, they just gave him a heavy shot of rocephin and sent him home. As long as he doesn't get worse or start vomiting then we can avoid a hospital stay. He did throw up once tonight after dinner but it was minimal. He is burning up though, poor baby. I hate kidney infections. They make him so sick. He was just starting to get around more since his surgery and now he is down and out with this infection. Kid just can't catch a break. Hopefully the rocephin will take the edge off the infection and we can avoid going back to the hospital. His previous kidney infections have landed him in the hospital for 3 days. I really don't want to go back to the hospital.
Caleb's PT came out this week. After doing a quick re-evaluation, we decided that Caleb needs PT 3 times a week for the next 3 months, or until he gains back all of the function he lost after the surgery. He is crawling much better but he still can't stand up at all and walking is obviously out of the question right now. Ms. Vicki seems optimistic that Caleb will make progress quickly. I am going to keep him home from school this next week and then see how he is doing the following week. I will probably start him back with a half day here and there to see how he does He misses school so much. He had a couple of his classmates visit him over the weekend which was such a blessing. His wonderful teacher came to see him a couple of times this past week and she brought letters and pictures from all of his classmates. They were so sweet. I will definitely tuck those away for safe keeping.