Saturday, October 31, 2009

Flu?

A quick update. Emily's been fighting what we've been treating as a Sinus infection for a couple of weeks. Friday was her last dose of antibiotics, but a new sickness has started and the symptoms are very flu-like. :/

We started Tamiflu in the middle of the night and things have already started getting better. I don't know if it works that fast, or if she's got something else, but we're in crisis mode around home and awake at all hours while we respond to Emily's needs and try to nip this in the bud.

So we have no plans to go to the PICU right now, but they are aware of our situation and ready if we must - in which case we'd head to Sinai Hospital. The Flu has a nasty way of throwing wrenches at the best intentions. We're hoping this is mild, whatever it is.

Thanks for checking in.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Getting back to the basics

I have recently discovered this blog has become less of what I intended it to be. I am not sure how to maintain a good schedule of posting, but I want more than anything for it to be informative about our life, not necessarily our actions and other menial daily happenings.

So, dreams. People affected by tragedy have them - and they're not always very fun. I'm no psychologist and I have no statistics, but my dreams can be disturbing and in some ways numbing. They usually don't recall past events, but project the possibility of future events -- and always with hopelessness and failure in some fashion. Like not being able to correct a wrong, even though you know how, b/c you don't have the tools you need to make it right. I may go into more detail about that some other time..... but dreams, although not "scary" to me, can leave me stunned in wonderment for way too long.

Emily: We've been fighting what seems to be a sinus infection. Of course we worry about H1N1, but it doesn't seem to be that at all - I think it would be obvious. She's remained fairly happy amidst the extra treatments, and assumed headaches,, and we hope it's over soon.

Other than the sickness we're on the path to getting her powerchair soon, and she continues to go to school 2-3 times/week. Awesome!

Annabelle: 2nd grade is a busy year!! Piano, Gymnastics, Chinese language classes, Pioneer Girls, HOMEWORK -- crazy - but I think the TV is on less. :)

And Diana and I are hanging on for dear life. I have my SMA projects with SMAspace.com and other ideas, and Diana handles the rest of the responsibilities like keeping us all fed and alive -- AND her jewelry making has picked up again, so think about what you'd like to order for Christmas!!!

I promise I will post some cool pictures soon -- gotta grab some time to get them off the cameras.

Peace <><