Friday, June 29, 2007
Mom, that is Marycke, has her birthday today. Neal and her got to go out for breakfast and Alex signed a card for her. He used his standard Big A, Giant L, and X that goes of the page and then finally a tiny e, somewhere near the middle. I am just glad he can sign the card.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Bummer, school called and Alex is down with the nurse. He has been lethargic all morning and just could no do any work. Marycke went over and brought him home.
Once home he continued to be act loopy and is very unstable. He takes a couple steps, leans left or right, bumps a wall and then laughs about it.
We finally got him to get back in bed and sleep for a while. He got up around dinner time and seems much improved. Hope everything goes well tonight!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
11:53 PM he had his first Tonic Clonic (TC), starting on the right side.
Then 1:15 Am and he had his second. Marycke administered 20 mg of Diastat to stop the seizures.
This worked okay but he was too sleepy then next morning to go to school so he will spend most of the day in bed. With a few of his favorite things - hedge trimmer and extension cord.
Not our first choice but better than seizing.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Around 2 PM, a sudden storm came in, and caught Alex out with his trucks and shovels. Drop drop drop came the rain and Alex started laughing. He was really enjoy the down pour. This is unsual as just 2 years ago he would have been streaming about his clothes getting wet. Now the rain come and he has no problem. In fact he goes in and gets the umbrella. Stands in the garage searching for more ran.
Later the sun came out and we got to go look for airplanes. There's one!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Alex had to visit the dentist today. He had to have a root canal and crown put on. Back in the end of February he stumbled while walking across the blacktop at school. Not knowing to put out his hands to break his fall he landed face first seriously damaging one or more of his teeth. Marycke went and got him and rushed him over to our dentist, Mike Majors. Mike put on a temporary crown. It has been very difficult to find a dentist that has an anesthesiologist on staff. But finally we are here!
The Doc was able to do the root canal and place a half crown on the tooth. He thinks the one to the left may also be cracked. On the plus side, they checked the rest of Alex's teeth and did not find any cavities. Perhaps it is all the saliva or that Alex does not eat sweets but we are thankful his teeth are okay. Sinc ehe was sedated, they went ahead and put sealants on the back teeth.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Alex got to have dinner with his Grandpa. Marycke and I went to the open house at Mac Arthur High School. There we met with Ms Higgins (pictured left) and visited with one of his classmates, Mason. There are 10 boys in Summer school this year. No girls.
Alex works on five different areas but doe not leave campus. He attends 8Am to 12 PM. Marycke takes him but he comes home on the bus. That rise alone is almost 1 hour.
With a 3 to 1 ration of student to teacher we are hoping he can advance more than during the year. They are working on writing and math this week.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Marycke said she had already put him back to bed several times last night. I finally switched with him around 12 midnight.
Alex spend the evening with his Grandpa. They went to the Blue Catus Cafe for some BBQ as it is close to the train tracks and has good smoked sausage. Alex ate over 1/2 pound and wanted more.
But Grandpa had to get him hope for medicine. They never did see trains but Alex had fun anyway.