Thursday, March 31, 2011

One Week

I finally took Big Boy to the pediatric ENT on Monday so we could get to the root of the never ending cycle of ear infections and strep throat.   Well. the appointment was Monday and the surgery to have his tonsils and adenoids removed is a week from today.  Holy fast Batman!  Never once did it cross my mind when we walked in there Monday morning, would we leave with a surgery date being nine days away.

It's been an interesting few weeks to say the least.  In addition to the ENT, Big Boy has started seeing a new Pediatrician.  I just couldn't handle his old Pediatric Group anymore.  The practice was too big and I was tired of seeing a nurse practitioner EVERY SINGLE TIME we went there.  They told me I could see an ENT whenever I wanted and the first time I call for the referral, they gave me a hard time.  SEE YA!   We switched to a new practitioner who has a solo practice which translates to a doctor who will know Big Boy and not try to pass him off on everyone else in the practice.   She is fantastic and we have seen more progress with her in two weeks then the entire amount of time we were with the old practice.

Unfortunately, we have to cancel Big Boys appointment at the Specialized Hospital on the 8th because his surgery is the day before.  This is a real bummer since it takes so long to get an appointment there but like I mentioned earlier, I think the ENT would have removed his tonsils that day if he could have, ya know?  It seems like we are forever at doctor appointments lately but at least we'll get them out of the way before the summer comes.

Lastly, Big Boy is about to age out of the Pre-school Autistic program and at the recommendation of his teacher, we will be MAINSTREAMING him next year!   Yup yup yup, you read that correctly, Big Boy will be mainstreamed for part of kindergarten and will spend the other part of the day receiving speech and occupational therapy.  He's doing so well and  barely qualifies for services at this point but there is no way I will give them up.   The real indicator will be how he fairs in kindy because if I give up his rights to services and he can't handle a mainstream kindy, I'll never get him back in the program and then I just don't know what will happen.

So.....this is what's going on at the beach these days.  Everything revolves around Big Boy ( as usual) and once we get through the surgery next week we will be able to focus on his kindy placement and what  type of curriculum we can build specifically for him.   I think this blog entry may be the longest I've sat down and relaxed in the last week.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

29 Again.....

Once again, it's that time of year where I find myself "celebrating" yet another birthday.  Yay.   It's not that I don't like birthdays, I just don't like my birthday.  My co-workers found out about it this year, luckily I had been able to hide it from them the past few years but somehow my facebook profile let the cat out of the bad and a few people took notice before I was able to "fix" it.

It was a nice day after all though.  My co-workers bought me lunch and then hubby and big boy took me out to dinner.  The best part about dinner (besides the key lime pie) was it cost practically nothing after using a few gift cards I has squirreled away:)  Hubby gave me my gift a few weeks ago.  I've been wanting some sort of tablet but couldn't decide which one.  There was no way we could afford the Xoom and I was hesitant to get a color nook and hack it with and Android OS however as luck would have it, Apple released the iPad 2 which made the price of the first generation drop to a rather affordable level....

I must say, I never realized how cool an iPad actually was until I owned one.  Unfortunately, I feel incredibly guilty owning one and I'm constantly trying to justify it.  Big Boy loves loves loves it so at least there is a huge positive.  Either way, I can't believe I have one and I'll be back tomorrow with my list of must have apps!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hell Yeah

After quite a bit of procrastination, I finally made my way back to blogger and found a whole net section of fonts and other cool stuff to mess around with.  It has been way to long since I've sat down and actually showed any interest in this blog.    I really don't know why either?

As of today, I'm making a promise to myself to have at least two blog posts a week.  How hard can it be?