Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I spoke with his doctor last night. She is contacting a pediatric neuro-psychologist just to make sure we aren't missing something. I have schedule an appointment with an allergist to make sure he isn't having food reactions or what meds he might be allergic too. The doctor also suggested we look into Aderall. If we want to try it, she is willing to put him on that. This will be the fourth medication change.
I guess I should have been prepared for this.... give praise to the Lord and it infuriates the devil.
This beats all... I'm making Christopher clean the chair and floor he spit all over...he's in heaven. He's gone from screaming to calm and nice in 30 seconds.
If any of you have kids with ADHD issues, and you have used Aderall, or have any medication information that would help us, I sure would like to hear from you. We are to a point of desperation.
Now, to get on to what I wanted to share with ya'll..... this devotional has really been effective in organizing me! I really have a loooong way to go; but it has been helping me with my quiet time with the Lord, with getting my menu for the home ready, using more coupons, money saving tips, to-do lists...everything is in one place.... that alone is HUGE for me! I also find that I am not as "idle" as I used to be! I have my task sheet/desires I'd like to accomplish, I know which ones are priority, which ones I can delegate and which ones are those, "I'll get to them when I can" type things. One area that is highly encouraged and reinforces what I already knew was a quiet time with the Lord.... IN THE MORNING! There is a reason why the Lord speaks of having quiet times with Him in the early hours of the day; He blesses your day, He uses that time with Him to encourage you, to love on you, to GO BEFORE you! I've known that and did that for years; until October when we had to leave our home because of black mold. I got side-tracked.
My prayer for the last 30 days each night has been that the Lord would wake me when He wants me up. If He doesn't wake me up by 5 a.m., then the alarm does. In the devotional, we are encouraged to have a "prayer room." It says to use a closet if you have to, as long as you have a place to go for prayer and meditation. Well, I didn't have one. I was using the living room, then would get interrupted with "life." Then, I decided to empty out a storage closet. Actually, when Chris' parents added on to their house over 20 years ago, it was supposed to be a bathroom! That never happened and it became a storage room for them, and then for us once we moved in. I've packed every closet, given stuff to goodwill, and still have some "stuff" to go through, but have succeeded in having a room of meditation and prayer! The walls need painting, need to one day, get some inspirational pictures on the walls, in fact, there's not even carpet...just carpet remnants, but I LOVE MY ROOM! Even the kids and pets like it. We started doing our nighttime reading in there before the kids go to bed. It's pretty cool. So, I hope this will encourage you to go find a closet, go through your stuff, and make a spot for YOU! It's pretty cool.
this is some of Kayla's art work from middle school:)
notice the red coffee can.... its been decorated by the kids. Kaitlyn put some "flowers" in it for me. :)
Sunday, March 29, 2009
I got an email from my Mammow....she made me cry; felt led to share:
"Yes, I did smile but through teary eyes. I can still see you lying in bed after I finished polishing them, lying on your back, holding up your nails and looking down at your toenails. Thank you for thiose memories, too, along with many others.
I love you....MaMaw"
Thank you, God, for memories; for good memories and the love that comes with them.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Kayla with Chris
Christopher with Kayla
Kayla and me.
This is Justin!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I've had a horrible headache for over nine days now. I had my follow-up appointment for my EEG yesterday. I was on the skirts of a full blow migraine. He gave me some samples to try getting rid of it and gave me a different prescription to take as a preventative as we just couldn't afford the Topamax. He said my EEG shows signs of seizures, but since I am not having any there's no reason to do further testing unless they start. Anyway, my goal/hope for this week is to start walking; depending, of couse on the headaches.
The scripture I am reading and claiming daily is I Corinthians 9: 24 - 27
"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict straining. They do it to get a crown that will not last; BUT we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore, I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. NO, I BEAT MY BODY AND MAKE IT MY SLAVE so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize." woo-hoo!
Now, I have to get some ice on my neck and close my eyes. OH, one more thing though, Christopher is doing OK. Yesterday was two weeks with no medications. He's had some pretty bad days, and some good days. We have noticed on the days he gets less than 11 hours of sleep, or that we have to wake him at 6 a.m. to catch the 6:30 bus, that he has pretty miserable days. We have been putting him to bed at 7:00, which is early, but he isn't napping during the days anymore with out his medication. He doesn't fall asleep right away, but usually by 7:30 he is asleep. We've decided to try something...let him sleep in each morning and take him to school. This will not become a normal thing once he is back on meds, but we are trying to help him, his teacher and other students not have to deal with disruptions. We'll see what happens. I thank you for your prayers.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Each of these links will take you back to the same place, I was just trying to make it easier for you to watch the video, read about Jeff and Sheri and the ministry.
Thanks for taking the time to meet my friend Jeff. He and his wife also have a facebook page; but I'm pretty illiterate and don't know how to connect you to that from here. If you have facebook, you can follow them to my friends and check them out there too.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sorry. Good luck!
I forgot to do this earlier, but Lysa Terkeurst of Proverbs31 Ministry is having a give-a-way to a conference. If we had the funds for the travel expenses, I'd be entering in a heart beat! BUT, that is not a reason to not share the information with you guys!
Please click on the link below and enter. Good luck!
Have a busy day with dentist appointments, delivering pies, making more pies and homeschooling schedule.... more later.
Monday, March 23, 2009
This is our cousin, Tanya, holding Hudson.
Grammy with Hudson
This is my "little brother," Jon. Isn't he good looking! Sorry girls..he's happily married!
Bubba giving Hudson the heads up on all the basketball games:)
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Did you know this was there? Please check it out!
Friday, March 20, 2009
My little man:)
My prissy "little bit" :)
My migraine medication isn't touching this headache and I have two more large pies and six small ones to finish up. I'm taking a break and Kaitlyn and I are going to the beach. Kayla had a rough night and wants to go back to bed, so little bit and I get to go off together...which never happens.
Have a great day!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Kayla was scooping and Kaitlyn leaned forward to try getting a bite!
BUT, I don't back down very easy! She should know this by now!
The reason I am laughing.... nope, I hadn't seen myself yet, Kayla fell out the screen door, onto the porch! I tried to help her up, but she was so slippery from icing, I just couldn't do it! She had fallen and literally couldn't get up!
At this moment, we both got to see each other for the first time since the "battle of the wills" began. It was hilarious ya'll!
Whew.... what a night!