Thursday, November 13, 2008

What A Week!

What a week this has been. It all started last Thursday actually. Last Thursday night, I started getting sick with a, I took medicine for it and Friday Morning, I got up and I didn't feel the best, but I did feel better. I went to work Friday and I started feeling bad boss could tell. She just told me to work at a slow pace, not to be in a hurry to get anything done. I finally got that day over with. It was my weekend to work (we get every other weekend off). Well, I got up with a headache Saturday Morning....I could not move my head. I cried everytime I did. I ended up going to the Emergency Room instead of work Saturday Morning. The stupid doctor there just told me that I had a real bad cold. He did not listen to my lungs at all....the way, I was was more than just a cold. Well, let blood pressure was 155/105. I ended up getting three shots that morning. He put me on Zyrtec D and Flonase. And told me to stay out of work til Monday. Well, that went my weekend to work. I get a phone call on Monday, from my manager asking if I was feeling better. Of course, the answer was NO. Well, I had to go in to work anyway. The Assistant Manager was sick, she couldn't come in (BTW, she has been out all week and she has had 3 shots). Since, Monday was our truck day, both cashiers or both managers had to be there. It was left up to me to come in that day. I went in, I was sick, and she could tell...she apologized the whole day. Well, she was going to let me go as soon as they got the truck unloaded. Well, guess what....the truck got there late. I ended up staying there until closing. She did the schedule and finally we are starting to get 40 hours a week. She asked, if I could work all week. With the Assistant Manager being out sick, I said sure...I will work. I have been sick every day this week, I have worked every day this week. I was suppose to go in at 11:30am today and work til closing...well, now the manager is sick, she is going to the doctor today and the assistant manager is working and she is still sick real bad. I am feeling some better today, but I still got a real bad cough. Oh yes, I took my son to his follow-up check up yesterday...his doctor wanted to give me a shot. I told her that I could not take no shot today, because I had to work. I am off Friday and that if I still feel bad like I have all week, I will come then and get another shot. I also told her what the doctor told me Saturday.....she told me, that it is bronchitis, because she can tell how I was coughing and spitting up the junk. She was so mad at that doctor in the ER. Anyway, I guess I need to get off of here and start getting ready for work. Thank God, I am off tomorrow. It has been a rough week for me.

Update on my son....he is doing much better in school. His doctor did upgrade his Adderall to 10mg. He will start it this weekend, because she wanted us to watch him again real closely incase he had a side effect with that dosage amount.

I have some really Good News that I want to share with you all, but I don't have time to do it, in this entry...but I will try to write it tomorrow.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Great News!!!! I am so Relieved

I hope that I am not boring everyone about talking about my son. You just don't know (well, some of you do), but my son is 9 years old. He is suppose to be the fourth grade, but instead he is in the second grade. He failed one year in kindergarten, one year in first grade. I thought it was just his ears, because he have had so many ear infections since he was a baby. Three set of tubes in his ears from ages 1-4. He even came close to losing his hearing through all of of this time. But just recently I found out that he had other problems which was affecting him on his learning, because he kept losing concentration. Well, as you all know he is on medicine for that now. And here is the report that I got from his teacher, concerning Monday and Tuesday.

Monday: Dakota did okay in class today. He did seem to be a little more attentative than usual. He volunteered to go to the board and answer some bell work questions, which he knew the right answer so that always helps build confidence. I do not see any side effects from the meds.

Tuesday: Dakota has done well today. He was very interested in reading AR books today. He has a friend in class that likes to read to him and with him. He took 5 AR tests today and made all 100's. I bragged on him and told him how excited I was for him, that he was doing GREAT! Meds have not seemed to have any bad side affects at all. He has not complained of stomach hurting or been sleepy in class. Hyperactivity as seemed to calm down a little to.

That was the note that I received yesterday. This is what I have witnessed here at home. Monday, I got home from work around 8:15pm. He was sitting on the couch watching tv, and when I came through the door, he had to show me his homework right away. He had it all written so neat...usually it is all sloppy, he showed me his math sheet...dealing with calendars. He was ready to get right on to studying Spelling Words. I was eating and calling out spelling words. He got them all right.

Yesterday, he got off of the bus at home. I got off at 1pm, so I was here. When he stepped off of the bus, he was reading a book. I could never get him to sit down and read a book.....he was just not interested in it. Well, he came inside and was reading the book while I got their homework layed out and then he did his homework, and then after that was done. I schemed through the book, the part he had already read...and I asked him to tell me about it, then I would ask him questions about the book, about what he was reading. He did really good.

It was hard for me, when I found out that he needed to be put on medicine, but it is working wonderful. I have prayed about it, I have gotten so many advice from you all, including from another group that I am all have been so wonderful. I have even researched everything. I am really glad to see him calming down and wanting to read and do homework. I am so relieved.

This is our secret, he does not know about this, but for Christmas....he is getting the Hooked on Phonics reading program. They have it at Walmart for $50.00. I really believe it will help him too. I am aiming to more of learning things this year. I do every year, but they get alot of toys too...but I think learning games, things like that will help him also.

Well, I am going to end here. I am suppose to be cleaning house today, and I have not felt like doing anything. I am getting this sinus mess that is going on. My throat is really sore, so I hope that I am not getting my daughter's strep throat either. I will talk to you all later. I am going to go and read some of your journals, and then start cleaning some around noon. I am wanting to start working on Christmas things that I make out of Plastic Canvas. Hope you all have a wonderful day.

I have a request. If you all have any Christmas Tags or Blinkies, please share with me. Besides ThanksGiving Christmas is my favorite holiday. I am ready to start collecting Christmas.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Another Update On My Son

Hello everyone. I know that I am writing alot about my son. Well, here is another update for you. My son was put on Adderall for his ADHD. I got the prescription this past Wednesday, but I did not start him on it until yesterday. I waited until then just in case he had an Allergic reaction to it. Thank God, that did not happen. This was his second day taking...I thought he was going to give me problems about taking it because they are capsules, but he is doing a great job taking it. I am praying that he will start doing well in school now. I noticed a little difference in him this morning during Sunday School. I am usually having to stay own to him, because he does not want to listen or do the activites. Well, this morning, I read a bible story to them and asked questions and he was answering them. Also, he has not been real big on coloring...well, this morning he started coloring and it wasn't sloppy like it usually is...he was coloring real neat. I was watching him do that. Does medicine like that kick in that fast? It has been two days....I am anxious to see how his school work is going to be like. He made good grades on his last Friday's Test, but he was not on the medicine then. I am hoping his grades will keep improving.

Well, Friday I ended up taking both of my children to the doctor. My daughter was complaining with her ears hurting. Well come to find out it was her throat that was causing her ears to hurt...yep, she was getting strep throat. The doctor told me that I did the right thing about bringing her on to the doctor. Because if I would have waited until Monday..that she would have been sicker with it. She is on an antibiotic for that, and zyrtec for her allergies. My son had swollen glands. He is also on an antiobiotic and zyrtec for allergies. So, he is on three medicines a day now. He takes the antibiotic twice a day. The other once a day.

Anyway, that is the update. I am doing okay. My nerves are finally starting to get better. Just keep us all in your prayers. I appreciate all of the success stories and advices that everyone has given to me. It was my decision to have my son put on that medicine, but I see that it seems to be helping him, so I am glad that he is taking it. His actual doses will be Monday-Friday. I only started him on it Saturday, so I could watch him, because I wouldn't be able to watch him at school. Everything is good.

I need to close here. Tonight is church and I am having to go to town to pick up some things before church. I will be writing again soon.