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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Being home is at least as hard as being at the hospital

We've had major issues with meds (one of which needs to be given every 4 hours), so I continue to be exhausted, both mentally and physically. Posting will continue to be extremely light - and quite possibly, more Twitter-like than regular posts.

In the meantime, I want to give a shout out to Zout. I got a bottle last year when it was there was a mail-in rebate offer, and it's done a fabulous job getting all of the bloodstains out of bedding and clothing. My technique is to spray the stain, throw the clothes/bedding in the washer, and soak on cold water for anywhere from 15 minutes to hours. Then I run a normal wash cycle with detergent on warm (but our "warm" tends to be cold rather than hot). When the clothes/bedding come out of the dryer, you'd never know there was a bloodstain.

And on a related note, baby wipes do a great job getting bloodstains out of carpet. My friend K. says they work really well on vomit, too (of course she had to find that out the hard way).



  • At 8/9/09, 2:26 PM, Blogger Meredith@MerchantShips said…

    I just wanted to say--I'm thinking of you! Hope things get a little easier every day.

  • At 8/9/09, 4:39 PM, Blogger FunkyFrum said…

    i use resolve with oxy on everything, and normally i can just spray the stain and walk away and come back to it magically havign diappeared. sorry it is so tough!

  • At 8/9/09, 6:29 PM, Blogger Gina said…

    Oh my goodness, blood on the sheets, what's going on at your house?! You poor thing. I hope this is all over soon and you can get back to normal. Thinking of you!

  • At 8/9/09, 6:42 PM, Blogger uppervalleymom said…

    Keeping you guys in my thoughts! Hoping the meds and everything start to settle down soon.

  • At 8/10/09, 6:04 AM, Blogger Sarah said…

    We love Zout, too! I've also found the hydrogen peroxide is great at getting out blood stains.

    Hope things calm down and you can get the rest you need soon.

  • At 8/10/09, 8:43 AM, Anonymous Tia said…

    I hope things lighten up a bit for you soon. You and your little one are in my thoughts.

    Zout is awesome. we have used it for years and it is always a saving grace with stains.

    Hang in there!

  • At 8/10/09, 12:06 PM, Blogger Jamie said…

    Thinking about you guys- hope that your little one is feeling better. Hugs from another Tyler and his mommy!

  • At 8/10/09, 7:38 PM, Blogger katy said…

    I hope you are getting rested and your ds is getting better.

  • At 8/10/09, 9:17 PM, Anonymous Kim said…

    Spot Shot has gotten every single stain out of our carpet this far....we have several cans on hand at all time!!! Hope he gets to feeling better soon!


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