Thursday, May 6, 2010

A very happy "boot-day"

Yesterday was my nuttiest peanut's birthday. It was quite a day. He woke up early and announced to everyone that it was his "bootday." He was convinced that he was going to get to stay home from school, open his presents before getting dressed, and eat cake for breakfast. He is 7 now after all. This is what 7 year old boys do in his world. When I was forced to burst his rose colored bubble, he had his first meltdown of the day. He began screaming at me and making half incoherent demands. Apparently I am the meanest mom ever. Obviously I care. NOT! Once he finally calmed himself down, he came to tell me "OK I can have cupcakes in my class. I won't worry about my presents." and that was that. He had a pretty good day at school. He took 2 naps.

Today has been an interesting day. I spent the day at the great and wonderful Brooke Army Medical Center (Can I hear a HOOAH?!) Where the boys and I sat waiting for 5 hours in the ophthalmology clinic. We know nothing except we will be back in the ophthalmology clinic again tomorrow. This time, after putting drops in Daniel's eyes tonight because they don't dilate in the clinic. I'm praying that I don't have to spend all day sitting there again. My butt is flat enough already thankyouverymuch.

On tonight's agenda? A trip back to BAMC to get Daniel's blood drawn for Tegretol levels. I'm sitting here researching what tests to ask for and praying that I get a doctor who will just listen to me. It's not like I don't know what I'm doing. It's hit or miss with these people. I mean really. . . what will it hurt to do blood tests? And since we're doing blood tests. . . what's a couple extra just to make sure we're not killing him with psychotropic medication?

On a side note: we're moving to Georgia soon. Hence the urgency to get all my medical ducks in a row. Willow's getting new braces for her legs. She just got a new hearing aid and FM system. We've got to make sure the boys meds are right. I'm hoping for a smooth transition into our next duty station from a medical standpoint but I can't count on it so it's important to have everything in order before we go if possible. Oh and the cat needs to go to the vet and get shots just in case we have to put her in a kennel for a short period of time while we're waiting for housing. Just one more thing! ;)

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