I've been here, just not blogging. There has been a lot going on since the beginning of September that I'm not sure I can remember it all.
Sam (my youngest kid who's 10) has been telling me off and on since April of this year, that he has a headache. Okay, I give him Tylenol/Advil/Motrin and it doesn't seem to help. Go to family doctor and he tells me that these headaches are migraine headaches and that they should go away on their own with rest. Nope, they don't. Register Sam for school and all is fine ( or so I think it is, but Sam isn't telling me that he's not feeling well) and goes to school the first couple of days. Then complains that his head hurts and his stomach is upset, so I keep him home for a few days or so. Take him back to the doctor and he prescribes a medication for Sam to take. Sam is still missing school at this point and the school is threatening legal action if I don't get a medical excuse for him.
Called his doctor, explain what is happening and then the doctor referred us to a pediatric neurologist. Make the appointment, no biggie. We go and the doctor (who is really nice and patient)and gives Sam the once over, talks to Sam about his headaches, leaves the room and comes back and tells us that Sam has Daily Chronic Persistent Headaches to which there is no medication to kick the headache out of the system. Boo :( Get the medical excuse and arrange for Sam to have some necessary testing to make sure nothing else is going on with him (all tests came back fine YIPPEE)
The school set up a educational 504 plan for Sam for school which includes online schooling for those days he cannot make it to class, a modified schedule for him on the days he makes it to class but cannot stay the entire day and if Sam makes school (the full day 8-3) for 3 weeks in a row, the modifications go away. Which is fine, we all agreed with it and Sam understand that. But he hasn't made it to class since that meeting as his headaches are pretty bad and with him being nauseous, I don't know if he could make it to school, let alone stay there when he feels so badly.
I had to drop out of online school for the time being. It was just too much to deal with at the time. I'll think about going back again at a later time. When you ask? Who knows. All I know is just not now. I need to get Sam doing school work and homeschooling Nathan has become a full-time job in itself.
If you read my previous post, you will notice that we got a Lynxpoint Siamese kitten named Sheba. She's such a sweet cat, loves to play (with our toes in the middle of the night of all times. ) She's 5 months old and likes to play with Leo (the other Siamese cat in the house). Yes there is some hissing and growling, but that is to be expected and I'm not concerned about it at this point. She loves to snuggle and I'm glad she does as our other Siamese cat Maddy used to do that with me.
Husband is still working up a storm but the overtime has stopped for the time being Boo:( I know I shouldn't get used to that extra money but it was nice while it lasted. Today hubby is canvasing the neighborhoods to "Get Out The Vote" for the elections on Tuesday and I have a funny feeling that the person I want to win, won't. That sucks. But it's life and I'll get over it. Hubby seems to enjoy doing this so why not.
Nichole is doing well in her classes. She still wishes that the person who did scheduling of classes over the summer didn't put her in Woman's Lit. She hates it with a passion. She was SO stressed about the debate in the class that she was making herself sick. She's fine now, but still, she's only 17 and she doesn't need to put this kind of stress on herself. She's enjoying her Junior year and her friends and that's important.
Other than that, nothing is going on. You think I've been a tad stressed lately?? LOL Hopefully things will calm down soon and I can get back to either reading or stitching OR both!!!
Gotta run, laundry is calling me............