At this point, life is simply busy. There’s no other real way to spell it out. It’s a never ending cycle of “go” and even when we are home, we’re just going at life full force right now.
Emma… my sweet Emma… there’s just been so many unexpected things going on with her health. None that are seriously bad but simple issues that need to be taken care of. And they are being taken care of promptly and effectively, as quickly as possible.
She had 2 allergy tests this past month. She’s very seriously allergic to roaches, which we have never had. She’s also allergic to dust mites and the pollen of a variety of ragweed. She will be starting allergy shots next month which surprises me yet it doesn’t. Her brother and I have always had seasonal allergies so though I wasn’t expecting her to have issues, it didn’t come as a huge shock to me. She will also be receiving an Epi-pen, just to be safe.
Now knowing about these allergies, it makes sense to me why, during her brief less than 6 month period in public school at age 6, she had severe headaches, allergies acting up and health issues that promptly stopped after I removed her from school because she was honestly getting sicker than it was worth. Her doctor agrees that choosing to homeschool appears to have been the BEST option for her health. Roaches are common in public school buildings as are dust mites. Kids bring them in from home and they really can’t be helped but for kids like Emma, the results can be pretty serious, such as is her case.
Monday, Emma has surgery to remove some nasal polyps she’s developed from her allergies which were only found through a CT Scan of her passages and which won’t heal without simply removing them from her body. It’s a fairly simple surgery which will hopefully leave her feeling much better once she heals. I’m thankful we caught these so they didn’t become a later problem for her. Without the CT Scan we would still not know they were there. She’s also having some tissue removed to help improve her air flow in her nasal passages which will hopefully allow her to breath a little easier.
At this time, this is the center of our busy days. The appointments that Emma has to set up care for her health have been weekly at this point. Once her care is all established, and the other kids as well, things will slow down a bit more and life will return to our normal.
Jack had his checkup last week and the doctor says that he is beautiful. He’s growing right on track and is set to be super tall. She was amazed at his huge feet and his impressive knowledge of dinosaurs. My little giant is growing up fast on me.
Laycie is down to 2 pills of meds in the morning and 3 at night, soon to be decreased to 2 and 2. So far so good and I am hopeful she will be able to stop the meds with no issues though we still have quite a ways to go. She’s more receptive, able to focus more, and able to remember better than she had been in the past. Her appetite is also increasing and she is growing around an inch a month or two. I’m very happy with the process thus far and I pray daily that the seizure monster stays away so my sweet girl can finally have a normal for us normal life.
My Win, as always is my strong one – my rock. He’s healthy as a horse and doing well. Allergy season has him a little congested but his allergy med seems to be helping that a lot, which I’m very thankful for.
This month, we are busy setting up Halloween decorations, getting ready for the kids favorite day of dressing up. Emma is going to be a witch again this year, along with Laycie. Win is going as a goblin in black and Jack wanted to be his favorite stuffed animal, Chickie. I found a costume at the thrift store which is currently being made in to his beloved Chickie so he can have his heart’s wish.
As school goes, they are always learning new things every single day and I’m so glad we can enjoy this journey together despite all the challenges that over take our day to day world. The busy life is worth every second so long as we are together in all of this.
Until next time…