Sunday, August 29, 2010

Busy Week Ahead

It has been a fairly low key weekend. I worked yesterday and Kenneth spent the day at the lake for a bachelor party. The girls spent the day with Christy and had a blast. Today we have just been lazy and only left the house to go visit Kenneth at the station. The girls were supposed to spend the night with my parents last night but Carly picked up Anna's stomach virus and so I ended up going over and picking them up around 10. She seems fine today. I am thankful because school starts tomorrow. Her clothes are laid out, lunch packed, backpack ready, and I am hoping the morning will go smoothly. I have to work but am going in a bit late so Kenneth and I can both take her to school. Then she starts jazz, tap, and ballet again this week, too. She took the summer off but is so ready to be back in dance. She does not want to play soccer again and I am fine with that. It was too much to try and do dance and soccer. She wants to play tee ball in the spring- we'll see. Anna has appointments in Ft Worth and me in Denton this week so it looks to be a busy week. Anna has a had a couple of seizures today so I am more ready than ever to get to the neurologist. She is also just generally crankier and sleeping a lot more too. (Not at night, don't be fooled.) She is taking 2 2 hour naps a day though when she is home and that is totally unlike her. She is also constantly complaining about her stomach hurting. I am not sure how much it hurts and how much she just wants her button out. I keep telling her we will go the doctor soon. I did have to vent her stomach the other night because she was so full of gas but I think that had more to do with the stomach virus than anything. She is still drooling a ton and that is really bothering me more than the seizures themselves. The drooling started around the time her seizures and Tegretol started. I don't know which is the culprit. I just know that I hate the drooling. I hate it for so many reasons but mostly because it just makes her look more like something is wrong with her. And it is, and I know that, but I just hate the drooling. She looks fairly normal otherwise. I can't really put it into words right now, maybe I'll try again later. So that is the latest. Nothing too exciting. I think the nausea and fatigue are starting to let up a little for me, but not the hormones. I was watching an episode of Hannah Montana with Carly tonight and I started crying. She was singing to all the kids whose parents are deployed right now. It was touching under normal circumstances, but crying, at Hannah Montana, really?


  1. Well! I guess since I switched blog formats, I don't have that handy list to tell me when people have updated. I need to fix that.

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! Wonderful news. I hope it's a healing event for your whole family.

    I'm sorry to hear this news about Anna's seizures. If you continue to have issues, you might want to consider putting her on a low-carb diet. We have a woman here in my area who is a huge advocate for seizure diets and I have learned so much from her. But I'm jumping the gun! First things first, lets hope they get them under control with the medicine. I've been really happy with Keppra myself--minimal side effects and good control.

  2. I bet you are exhausted! And happy for school to be starting. I know I am!!

    as you probably have read, we were told the jerks weren't seizures. It's frustrating because they only do the EEG a short time and how can you tell he is not having seizures at any other time? I don't really have any reason to believe his twitches ARE seizures, except for I've had a neurologist tell me they WERE after he saw one.

    oops, didn't mean to vent on your blog, lol. I hope everyone is feeling better!