Saturday, December 08, 2007

The Lazy Blogger

I am a lazy blogger and copied most of this post from an email I sent to my friend, June, who emailed to check up on me. How sweet to have a blogger friend that was worried about me since I hadn't updated in awhile. So here is my update with only minor changes from the email I sent her.

Things have been crazy-busy around here. Jess has been up and down - she's had some pain in her right foot and she's been fighting congestive heart failure. We've been to the doctor's a couple of times and done x-rays on the foot and blood work. Apparently the x-ray was normal so she must have hurt it somehow but fortunately didn't break anything. Her foot seems to slowly be feeling a bit better. Her blood work came back that her thyroid was still low so her doctor increased that medication. I spoke to the cardiologist and I'm allowed to give her 1 or 2 extra doses of lasix per week but not more. She already takes it twice a day and if she needs more then we will have to give her more aldactone too in order to keep her potassium in check. Her legs and feet are less puffy and her primary care doc said that she looked pretty good. All blood work was good so she isn't in CHF too badly.

We had a marvelous Thanksgiving and I keep meaning to upload pictures and post them here. We had family come into town and I got to see my nephew who is battling brain cancer. He is an awesome young man and he and his brothers are growing up so fast! It was great to see my sister and her husband again too. My parents came in from out of town and my mom's sister, husband and son also came from the Phoenix area. We got to see friends of the family and my siblings that live near us and their families too. It was a crazy-noisy-wonderful time!

The best news is that my oldest son (who has aspergers) took a date to a formal dinner/dance at the church tonight. He brought his date over to meet us and I took a few pictures. I am so happy that my son felt comfortable enough to ask a girl out on a date. This is only his 2nd date EVER! He is 21 yrs old but his aspergers has made it very difficult for him to reach beyond himself and be sociable. He has come a long way since he was diagnosed almost 2 years ago and I am very proud of him. Karl and I have been coaching him on how to be a gentleman and he did so well! I am very impressed with the girl he brought to meet us. She is 18 yrs old and was so nice - especially to Jessica. She and Jess really hit it off. After Justen and Raven (his date) left for the dance Jessica talked non-stop about Raven and how nice she is and how they have so much in common. She asked me if Raven would be able to come over and play Nintendo with her and Justen, etc. hehe After the dance, Justen told me that it went really well and they had a good time. He plans on asking her out again and possibly bringing her over to hang out. Apparently she said that meeting us wasn't "as bad as she thought it would be". haha! I'll take that as a compliment! Karl and I wanted her to feel welcome and I hope we achieved that. We are both so happy that our son is progressing and making good choices.

I'll upload pictures soon - I promise! I haven't been getting much sleep and was ill most of the day today so I slept - now I've been up for awhile and am heading to bed. We are supposed to put up our Christmas tree tomorrow so I'm going back to bed so I can feel well enough for that fun family activity. Of course I'll be taking pictures of that! ;-)

I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family and awesome friends. I just couldn't ask for more.


9 comments:

Awesome Mom said...

I have been wondering what was going on with you. I was about to send out search dogs and then you posted.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

I think about you all the time..
and I hope all is well..

I sure don't know how you do it all....

Hugs...

Dan said...

I was going to send the dogs at you too, but decided Sally would only run in circles and look like an idiot. She's sooo badly trained when it comes to "ATTACK!"

Wondered where you'd all gone though ;)

GoofyJ said...

I am so glad to see an update - I've been thinking about you since I emailed - and praying. :) Sounds like even though things have been tough they have been wonderful too.

DriedPapercutsAndChickens said...

good for Justen!

DriedPapercutsAndChickens said...

WAIT A STINKIN' MINUTE

Did you complain about DAN's word verification....

and looky what I find on your blog
WORD VERIFICATION

boy thats a mom for you....do as I say but, not as I do

Dan said...

Double standards... She moans about one thing, then ups and does it anyway.. Guess it's the female in her.

Crazy, the lot of ya...

Nancy said...

Oh puleeez! The only reason I gave Dan a hard time about the word verification was because he had posted a rant about having to do the word verification on other blogs and then later set it up on his own.

HE is the one with the double standard. My one standard is to give Dan a hard time any time I can. HA!

Dan said...

I'm a man, my life is filled with double standards!

Now blog more!