Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Thank You Note

Not really sure what I want to write about today. All I know I wanted to stop in and write I have read my comments that all you have left for me and I want to say Thank You all for the kind words you all left. You are all of my online Friends and you all are some great people.

I am going to try to answer some questions that was asked and also comment on some things. I think all of us are great moms, we all have our problems with our kids. We do have to be strong around our kids....that is one of the reasons after everything my son has been through, he never seen me cry. I would cry when he was in school, when he went to bed at night....I never let him see me cry over this.

I got his medicine filled yesterday on my lunch break. I am going to start him on it Saturday, that way I can watch him closely this weekend with the medicine incase he has a reaction to it. I didn't want him to be at school and have a reaction to know. Well, I showed him the medicine last night and told him that this was going to help him concentrate in school. I also told him that we was going to study extra harder and that I had faith in him that he can do better in school. I told him that God healed his eyes....and know that God will see him through school. He is getting extra help at school and he is getting extra help at home. Also, my cousin is a High School Teacher, and she is going to get him a couple of days after school and they are going to be working together also. I pray that my son's next progress report will be a great one! I have Faith in him and God that it will be. Thanks for all of the prayers and support. It is greatly appreciated.

Shay you was asking about work. At Family Dollar, you have to do it the register and stock. Because usually it is just one cashier and, with it being just two of us working, you will have to do all of it. It is an easy job...and I am loving it. When I have been their long enough, I have been asked to be the Assistant Manager...which I still have a few months before that and it gives me time to get Dakota straighten out also. Also, you will have to have a flexible schedule or they will not hire you. You will have to be able to work days, nights, weekends (including Sunday) and holidays. If you are interested we are taking applications....go to

Well, I need to get off of here and read some of yall's blogs and then do some research on my son's medicine before I start giving it to him on Saturday.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Update On My Son

The past couple of days has been really busy for me. Yesterday, I had to take the report from the doctor that did my son evaluation for his ADHD, to the school yesterday. Came to find out that clinic did not facts them the report. I was really feeling bad yesterday and then the school called me and was asking about the what that doctor diagnosed. I asked, the assistant principal if they received that fax....she wasn't sure about it. Well, I told her that I would bring it to her, so she could make a copy of it. So, I did that...well, before I left to go there, I called and made my son the appointment with the doctor, the one that I have been putting off and putting off, just didn't want to have my son put on know. Well, I made the call, and they told me to bring him in at 3:20pm. Well, I stayed around town until it was time to go and pick the kids up from school, so I could take him to the doctor. My son kept asking me why I was checking them out of school...I told him that he had a doctor appointment. He got scared, thinking they was going to give him a shot. I told him no Well anyway, the doctor didn't do anything yesterday...she wanted him to see his eye doctor, which that appointment was already scheduled for today and then come back to her.

Well, last night...we had Special Prayer for him at church. My pastor and his wife (My Aunt & Uncle), I have talked to them about it. I have prayed about it. So, I just decided to ask my pastor/Uncle if he would have special prayer for him. We did, and this morning, we got a very good report on his eyes. Here was the problem...he has been suffering from Augtism Spectrum....if anyone don't know what that you go. Augtism Spectrum is when you see one color....say a light green....when he looked at a color...then he was seeing all the shades of was confusing him. Usually, the eye doctor can fix it without surgery, but in some cases it involves surgery. Well, Thank God....he does not have no sign of it....his eyes are not crossing anymore and he is read two rows of letters down from where he was in August. His eyes are fine. He does wear glasses at school and that was to fix his eyes from crossing like they was. When he reads up close, they still cross...just a hair, but not really bad.

He went back to the doctor next....she wrote him out a prescription for Adderall. It is a low mg. It is to help with his concentration on school. He takes it every morning, before school. Monday-Friday Only....No Weekends, No Holidays, No Summers....just while in school. He goes back in two weeks to see if there is any improvement. She said, that he is not over active, for his is his concentration that is bothering him. Just keep him in your prayers.

I would like to say thank you for all of the advice/success storiesthat you all have shared with me. I was fighting a battle over this. My husband kept saying no medicine, that he didn't want him on medicine. Neither do I...but he needs help and if medicine is what it takes to get him help, then that is how it has to be. I have read so many stories, I have talked to so many people, and including the doctor said this....I know you don't want him on medicine, but think of it this way....if you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, you are going to take the medicine. If you are diagnosed with are going to take the medicine. After reading these, after talking to people, after crying and praying to God every single day, every since we have learned about this...I feel like the meds will help him. Once again...Thank you all so much...yall have been wonderful, very supportive and thanks for being my online support team.

It is time to go to work now. Please don't let the prayers stop here. He has to go through one more test and that is will take about 4 hours to do this test. It is not over yet...but hopefully this medicine will help him improve on that area also.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

My Son

As you all know (most of yall anyway). Well, my son has been evaluated for ADHD. I went yesterday and got the results. He does have ADHD, but it does not end there at all. He could also be suffering a disorder of the Autism Spectrum. I have to make him an appointment to have that checked. It could be surgery related or it could be fixed without surgery. We are hoping without surgery. But since my son's eyes crosses when he is reading...well, he is not seeing the words that is in front of him....he is also seing other words...that is where his reading problem is coming in at. I am going to do research on that later on today.

He is doing good in know, he knows what the story is about, he just can't read it like he should be able too.

There is several issues that is causing his learning disability. One is his eyes, the other ones is due to his ear infections that he has had from 1 year old to 4 years old. Also, when he was four or five, a trailer gate fell on him and hit his, his brain might not be functioning fast enough due to that. He is also being tested for other things through speech therapy. It's not verbal speaking, but something dealing with non-verbal things. I don't

I am very emotional right now through all of this. I didn't expect my child to have to go through this problem with school. He is really smart when he comes to verbal things, but not non-verbal things.

Well, my aunt is expecting me for lunch. I will keep you all up to date on what all test results we get back. I will start making appointments on Monday....I have to see what my schedule at work is for next week.

He has three doctors that he has to see first:
His regular doctor for medicine for ADHD
Eye doctor for the autism spectrum
Speech Therapist for the non-verbal testing.

Please keep us all in your prayers, especially for my son. He is going to have a lot to go through and please pray that it does not come down to surgery.

Have a nice day. not letting me put pictures in right now...due to maintence on free aol. Have a nice day.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

What Has Been Happening

Hello my online friends. I apologize once again for not being able to be keeping up with my journals here lately. Work has been very busy for me until recently. They have cut hours now, so I will not be getting my 45 to 50 hours weeks anymore. In a way I am glad...I was tired and never had time to do anything. My hours was from 9 to 8:30 a night. Now, I have been going in at 11:30 working til 8:30. On my days off, I always thought that I would have time to get on and check all my email and write in my journal too...well, I was wrong. Seems like everyone is wanting me to do something on my day off...all I want to do is stay home and catch up on everything you know. (Shay, I am not talking about

Just like I was off Saturday and Sunday....well, Saturday we spent all day in Hattiesburg, trying to find me some uniform luck on that part. I did manage to get my son a jacket...he didn't like it at first, but now he decideds that he likes it....he would sleep with it if I would let him lol.

Well, let me tell you about my Sunday. Well, after Sunday School, we went back to Hattiesburg, to take our granddaughter her birthday presents (She turned one this past Friday). Well, come to find out my husband three oldest kids mother was there. Yes, we was both very uncomfortable being around her. I was ready to leave as soon as we got It was really awkward for me being there with my husband's ex-girlfriend from 17 years She was not dressed appropriate for sure....she had one button holding her shirt together....I was hoping that the button wasn't going to pop Her shirt was tight...her boobs was practically hanging out and she has a long scar on her see all of that. My husband said, that she has not changed one bit. Just think....all of my step-children was wanting them to get back together....that was before they knew how she was. Her youngest son, does not like He was the one that gave me so much problems about it and now he apologizes to me everytime he sees me. The other two gets along with her great. Enough on her.

Today, I went to Shay's and helped her do some things with her computer. We had to take her daughter a key to her car, because she locked her keys up in her car. Well, since we was already in town, I treated her to Sonic for lunch. I wish I could have stayed longer, but this was my day off and I had to catch up on house work...and I wanted to get on here and write another journal entry also.

Tomorrow is a busy day for me....I have to go first thing in the morning, to get my son's test results. My son was evaluated for ADHD. I will share the results with you all tomorrow night after I get home from work...if not then Thursday Morning, after the kids leaves for school.

I am going to make every effort to follow a schedule every morning, before I go to work. I usually get online at first priority is to come here first and then go on to check email.

Well, I am going to end here, so I can do some changes around my on my journal pages. I haven't had time to do anything to it, so I am going to play around with it. Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Starting Over

Good Morning everyone. I got today off, so I am here starting my new journal. I could have transferred my AOL to here, but since AOL Journals is shutting down at the end of the month, I decided to just leave the past in the past and start fresh here. I have even changed my Title and everything. So, I hope you enjoy my new journals. Like AOL, I will be keeping you all updated in my world.

Things has been crazy for me the past few weeks. I have been working 40 to 50 hours a week. I was hired as part-time (Working these kind of hours is not Anyway, I finally got my first check last Friday....and it was a good We get paid every other Friday. It is the Assistant Manager, me and another cashier that is working at this store right now, until they get someone else hired in there. Well, Monday Night, my assistant manager, gets a migraine headache, she was complaining about it all day, even while we unloaded a 80 boxes of stuff. Well, at 6pm, we are putting out stock that had came in....guess what! She passes out on me....that is right! Talking about someone being scared....I was. She finally wakes up and calls her husband and told him to come and get her, and we called another lady to come in to close the store at 8. Well, she was behind the counter laying in the floor, with a wet paper towel on her face. Well, the other manger from another store finally got there...(she had been in the doctor office that day her ownself). Well anyway, her husband finally got there around 7, and when they went to get her up, she passed out again...this time not breathing. They finally got her to come to again, by blowing in her face. They finally got her to the car and took her home. She had Tuesday off, so they sent another Assistant Manager from another store to close with me, and she was so sweet. My regular Assistant Manager is back to work, but she is not 100% yet. They are working her to death....just the three of us at that store. They are waiting on some paperwork to come in to hire someone else....I hope it will be soon.

On top of all that, My second cousin died on Monday. Her wait is tonight, so we are going to be at the funeral home tonight with the family. I have to work tomorrow, so I will not be able to go to the funeral.

As you all know, my son is being evaluated for ADHD. Well, they tested him yesterday. I have to go back on the 22nd of this month and get the test results.

Well, I have to go is my youngest step-sons 19th birthday. I am going to cook a good supper for him and bake him a cake. I have to pick him up this afternoon also....but I am doing the cake first, because he has no clue about it.

That is it for this one. I know I was just rambling on today....but that is what has been going on in my world the past few weeks.