Sunday, March 29, 2009

Missing You

I am giving a talk in church tomorrow and as I was sitting down to prepare it my mind was flooded with memories of my grandparents. I have been thinking about them all week and I really, really miss them. They shaped my life starting from a very young age. It is because of them I am the person I am today.

For those of you who don't know I am the oldest of 10 children. Yes, I was raised in Utah, but no, my parents were not active in the church. My family has had a lot of up's and down's, whose hasn't, but my grandparents were always the one true constant. They loved unconditionally, and made me feel like the most important person in the world. The gave me my first lessons in the gospel and taught me about eternal families.

My first memory of dancing was on my grandpa's toes and I still think of him when I hear Hawaiian music (which is a lot now). He was my date to quite a few concerts when I was sure I was in love with the lead horn player, and he gave me the best shoulder rubs even when I am sure he was tired.

My grandma was my best friend. I would sometimes call her 3 or 4 times a day. She would play games with me for hours and would put off the dishes and cleaning to just sit and talk with me or play a game of Uno. She made the best malt o meal and was always there with a shoulder to cry on. I miss her.

I wish they could meet my kids, they would love them. I wish I could call my grandma on the phone and tell her I love her. I know I will see them again someday, but right now that seems so far away. What I would not give for one more game of Skip-Bo.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Not much to write about

I know I have not posted in a while, I guess I have just not had much to blog about. Lorenzo is doing fine, he ended up having a double ear infection and sinus infection, all I can say is thank goodness for antibiotics. Riley ended up getting sick last week too but was fine after a day of rest. So as of right now everyone is doing much better.

The kids are out of school for 2 weeks (yes you heard me) it is spring break out here. I have a feeling I am going be busy trying to keep everyone busy. School starts back on the 6th and that is also when Lorenzo will starting in his new class. It is funny, for 2 years we have been trying to get the school to give Lorenzo the help he needs, they are very back-ended here. They wait until there is a big problem before they are willing to do anything. We have been begging them to be more proactive but that is just not the way they work. I used to get so tired of hearing about the least restrictive environment when the environment he was in was not helping him at all. So now he is in the special education class and I am nervous. Jeremy told the school at our last IEP meeting that if we did not see any improvement that our next step would have to be due process. They seemed to understand so we are just hoping that this helps.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sick of Sick

Lorenzo is still sick. We took him in to the doctor yesterday because he was complaining that his ear hurt, I also wanted them to listed to his lungs as the morning before he woke up and was choking on all of his congestion. He stopped breathing for a couple of seconds it scared me so bad I almost called 911. He pulled out of it an started to sound better so I made an appointment for the next day (they could not get him in then) Well, the doctor could not see anything in his ears because they are so impacted. He then told me this was most likely what was causing him pain. I tried to explain to him that Lorenzo's ears are almost always impacted and the last time they tried to clean them out they had to put him under and do it in the OR. I also tried to tell him that he had been sick for 3 weeks now and he basically told me that that was not possible. He told me to go home with him and wash his ears out with water to try and dislodge the wax. They were not able to get a temp. on him because Lorenzo kept spitting the thermometer out and the doctor gave me the impression that he thought Lorenzo's lifelessness was just part of his autism diagnosis and not because he was sick. It was like he knew my kid better then I do.

He has been like a limp rag doll and still complaining that his ear hurts when talking at all. I have been giving him tylenol and syringing out his ear but he is not any better. He has done nothing but sleep and I have not seen him smile for a couple of days. We were going to try and get him an appointment today but I got a call this morning from our primary president letting me know she was not going to be there so I felt like I had to be at church today. Lorenzo slept all thru sacrament and was kind of out of it for the rest of primary. When we got home I took his temp. while he was sleeping and it was 101.5 and this was in his armpit. I was not able to get an appointment today and as Jeremy had to work I was not about to take him and the other kids up to the ER where they would probably bring home some other illness. We are going in again tomorrow, but the wax is still there so I am not sure what to expect. I just wish I knew why Lorenzo gets so sick all the time. He has been referred up to infectious disease doctors and they were never able to find anything, he has been seen by an allergist and again they could not find anything. I know lots of kids get sick but Lorenzo get's SICK. If we all have a cold Lorenzo will end up with low oxygen saturation and need breathing treatments. He will then have the cold for 3-4 weeks if not longer and it will completely wipe him out. He will sound like a coffee percolator and look like he has been hit by a truck.

Sorry to vent, I sometimes feel like this kid has it hard enough, and wish I could take some of it from him.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Feeling Good

I am happy to report that Lorenzo has had 3 days at school straight with no crying or outbursts. I think this is a new record. I am also happy to say that his blood pressure and pulse are back up and he is doing well. I have a meeting at his school today to finalize the move to the special education class and make sure that we have exhausted all other avenues but all in all things are looking good :)

This was very uplifting, definitely worth watching if you have a few min.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

March Scentsy Winner

Congrats Sheila! I will get this in the mail to you this week. Thanks everyone for entering, check back next month for April's Scentsy drawing.

Friday, March 6, 2009

A little embarrassing

So I went to Lorenzo's Doctor appointment, the post office and a few other stops along the way before I looked down and noticed that my zipper was down. You think I would have learned my lesson after I wore the same pants and had the same problem at a church Christmas party. I guess some people never learn.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March Scentsy Giveaway

With March comes the new Scentsy Spring/Summer Catalog, this month I am going to be giving away 3 new amazing Scentsy Bars; Lush Gardenia, one of my favorites, it smells sooooo good! Coconut Citrus Parfait, it smells even better then it sounds, and another one of my new favorites, Beach. It will make you want to pack your bags and go take a vacation! All you have to do is leave me a comment by March 10th. add a link on your blog and comment back that you did so and get 2 your name in the basket twice :) Good luck everyone!

Sunday Laundry Shirt Dress GIVEAWAY!!!!

Sunday Laundry Shirt Dress GIVEAWAY!!!!
She does it again! I really wish I could sew like this!