Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Yeah.........I "checked out" for awhile

Its been an odd couple of weeks around here and blogging hasn't been on the top of my "to do" list. So.......for those of you who live on the edge just waiting to hear what we've been up to......(Yeah whatever).......Here goes:

The boys did well with oral surgery. After the first 72 hours anyway. I think they were both surprised with the intensity of the whole experience, the inconvenience of the chewing issues in the first few days, their attachment to pain meds early on, and aren't really looking forward to any surgeries in the future. For Dane......who knows when/if that will be. For Grant.......he's now officially dreading jaw surgery in a year, which he already knows is going to cause the wisdom tooth event to seem very minor in comparison. But they're all healed up and recovering well. Onward and upward.

Jennica has not adapted to her new supplement schedule tremendously well, which has caused some headaches for everyone. I'm hoping (REALLY hoping) that we're through the worst of it now, but she got very moody and irritable through the first week and beyond. We're not sure if it was caused by the taurine, the magnesium, or the B6 P-5-P, but we lowered the dosage of all three and are easing her back up to the full dose. Technically, she should not have reacted. But any doctor that wants to try to cram that theory down my throat can take her home for a week the next time they want to change her supplements again. She seems to be almost back to normal now, so we'll probably boost things incrementally again in the next day or two. I think the highlight was coming out of the pharmacy to see an empty Durango sitting in the parking lot with the doors wide open where I had casually left her and Grant just minutes earlier. The doors being wide open alarmed me, and neither of them were anywhere in sight. Just as my heart was climbing up in my throat and I was beginning to feel a little panic, Jennica came streaking around the building at a dead run with Grant hot on her tail. Grant said she had been sitting there quietly in the Durango, and all the sudden, ripped open the door and took off down the street like a shot out of a gun. He immediately hopped out and ran after her--hence the open doors. Needless to say, he was not amused with her and neither was I. This type of impulsive behavior with no regard for personal safety is an unexplained common occurrence in children with SPD---and a great big pain in the fanny. Its a whole lot worse when she's "off" due to a dietary violation or a change in supplements, or some other occurrence that sends her reeling. The child-lock is now back in the "on" position on her car door. GGGGGGRRRRRRRR.

As for the rest of life, I just feel like I need another vacation. Preferably with some earnings from the lottery. :)

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