This is part of a series catching up on 2013! See the other posts here: Part 1 and Part 2
Cole doesn't start school on time. He is just too unstable. We see a Integrated Medicine doctor. An MD, that also practices natural medicine. She has a theory about my adrenal insufficiency. Cole finally makes it to school.
I am asked to give a class on Style for a group of young women.
talented friend. Celebrate Slugger's birthday with a trip to Cox Farms.
Tinnitus. I will probably write more about that later, maybe...don't hold your breath :) We are Super Heroes for Halloween.
Fall weather is perfect. The leaves are amazing. Cole gets sick again. More antibiotics. We start dealing with thrush as a side effect of not eating and drinking by mouth. We go to the Newseum. Fall baking is in full force. Cole starts having cycles of "good days" and "bad days". 6-9 days that are almost seizure free, then 3-4 bad days where he can have 60+ major tonic clonic seizures in one day.
We have ice storms and more snow than we know what to do with. DC seems to panic and shut down every single time there is a storm. I get cortisone shots in both knees so I can play tourist with Grandma and Grandpa when they come for an early Christmas. We eat a lot.
LDS mission farewell. However, Christmas Day is fantastic for Cole and it is the first holiday ever in 6 years that he has enjoyed and was able to participate in traditions. Best day EVER!
All in all, we had an absolute whirlwind year. This is the major Reader's Digest compact version, with a lot of holes. Sometimes it is amazing to take a step back and realize how much can change in twelve months. All that matters at the end of the day is we are trying our best. I still get to snuggle this little guy who is not so little any more! He is a true warrior and makes me want to keep fighting, even when it seems like I don't have the strength.