Monday, July 8, 2013

Dropped Off

Hey Friends-
Sorry it seems like we have dropped off of planet earth.

Our little world has been chaotic, to say the least, these last few months.

The extreme Reader's Digest version:
* Make A Wish was awesome.  Cole struggled.  We had fun in between the seizures and took over 400 pictures
* Cole has been in ICU 3 times and was almost taken via air ambulance to Miami
* I can't count how many times we have changed and tweaked meds
* Normal tonic clonic count right now is around 15 to 20 daily.  Mostly at night.  Never thought that could be normal
*We drove to Florida and stayed inpatient for 6 days.  Had to detox Cole and have some tough decisions ahead
* I don't have lupus!  YAY!  I do have fibromyalgia, and possibly osteo arthritis.  I've tried a few things and think that maybe I found something to help with the pain
* We are taking Cole to Seattle for a week to have an in depth Mitochondrial study done
* Brian and I got to go to Hawaii for a week with my parents and siblings; something that has been planned for 6 months.  By the skin of our teeth and with the help of 7 nurses, two good friends and a pack of teenage boys (our friend's sons), Cole was taken care of.  Sometimes we had a ratio of 3 adults to 1 kid, but it happened and we are grateful!  I have missed my Hawaii home so much
* We don't sleep.  At least for more than 2 or 3 hours at a time
* Showering has become totally optional
* Our finances are more than a little strapped
* Slugger is still awesome
* If you are our friends "In Real Life" we are so sorry that we are neglecting you
* We are glad that we didn't switch jobs last month.  Brian's co-workers have been awesome about our crazy schedule
* I have over 300 e-mails in my inbox
* We got "fired" from therapy because Cole has not been attending over 80% of his sessions (due to seizures, mind you).  I am not sure I have the strength to pull out Tiger Mama and fight this one
* I don't watch TV any more
* I gained 7 pounds in Hawaii and it was totally worth it!
* ESY Summer school started today and I am really pumped about his IEP and the goals for the next year
* It is very hot and humid around here.  Or it is pouring rain
* Cole has a new kiddie accordion and it is hilarious to watch him play it
* Had a Neuropysch eval and found that Cole is still severely delayed in a lot of areas, but has made awesome progress in others
* We are grateful for insurance

There are a lot of Grand Canyon sized gaps in there.  All in all, we are tired, we are stressed, we are still married, we are still happy and trying to find the good in every day.  We live minute to minute and that means things like dishes, blogging and changing our clothes don't happen on a regularly scheduled basis.  Our lawn looks like a jungle, our hair is unkempt, but we are trying to do what is best for our boy.  Sometimes that means just sitting back and letting go of the things that you thought were important and realizing that they really weren't that important at all.  Or maybe I am just trying to make myself feel better about not vacuuming? :)

Peace and Blessings, Friends!  One of these days I will jump back on the bandwagon.

7 comments:

  1. I think you've got a pretty good reason to let blogging slide for a bit. Hang in there! So glad you got to go to Hawaii!

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  2. Am One of the happiest woman on earth since my son was cured from the problem of seizure,which he has been having for eight years now,he do have the attack two to three times a week,which is affecting is education and his life.i got the contact of a doctor from the post of one Mr paul thanking he for curing his seizure problem,i got the contact and contacted him then he made me to know that the medication is a permanent cure, and that was how i got the medication which i used on my son,and for six month now there have been no sign of seizure in him again.any one with such problem can contact him on his email drwilliams098765@gmail.com

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  5. Am One of the happiest woman on earth since my son was cured from the problem of seizure,which he has been having for eight years now,he do have the attack two to three times a week,which is affecting is education and his life.i got the contact of a doctor from the post of one Mr paul thanking him for curing his seizure problem,i got the contact and contacted him then he made me to know that the medication is a permanent cure, and that was how i got the medication which i used on my son,and for six month now there have been no sign of seizure in him again.any one with such problem can contact him on his email drwilliams098675@gmail.com

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  6. I am Sophie from Canada, I once suffered from a terrible and Chronic epilepsy ,since i was bone , the doctor told me there was no permanent cure i was given medications to slow down its progress, i constantly felt my health was deteriorating as i constantly go out of breath,and this illness was really terrible especially when am going out with my friends, i have this constant disorder for about 31 years, this was really a terrible illness ,on thin one day that i was going through the internet,and i came across a post of Mrs Kate on how his son was been cured from epilepsy through the help of Dr Williams herbal product, I contacted this herbal doctor via his email and explain everything to him and make purchase of his product,few days later he sent me the herbal medicine through courier service, when i received the herbal medicine i used it for 4 weeks as prescribed and i was totally cured of epilepsy within those week of usage,on thin now i have not experience any sign of seizure.if you need his help you can Contact this herbal doctor via his email drwilliams098675@gmail.com for help

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