Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday Ramblings

Today I just thought I'd do a rambling the rest aren't, right?

Anyway, it's been a busy week.  Matthew had his appointment with Dr. Custer on Tuesday, and he got a glowing report.  He's doing fabulous.  We've got to remind him to sit up straight so the cartilages that were removed will grow back straight, but other than that, he's awesome.  Also on Tuesday, Jason went to the school and picked up Matt's homework, textbooks, etc, then it was back to Temple to visit with Matthew's PCP.  He has to check in at least twice a year because of the ADHD meds he's on.  She said he was doing great and we didn't have to go back til summer unless he got sick.  Tuesday night, I took Matthew to his Boy Scout Troop's Christmas Party.  (The troop didn't know we were coming so they were surprised to see him up and about.)  A good time was had by all, but by the time we got home, Matthew was exhausted by his day & slept like 10 hours!  HA!  (For a kid who usually sleeps maybe 6, that's a record!  :-)  )

Scott's been a real trooper the whole time.  He's been wanting some alone time with Jason & me and we're going to try to make that happen really soon.  I go back to working days next week so that should make it a little easier for us to schedule one-on-one time with each of the boys.  Scott's Christmas party at school is tomorrow, and he wants us to go, but I think Jason will go while Matthew & I stay home.  I'm working for a co-worker tomorrow night & will want the sleep & Matthew probably would be overwhelmed by the noise of a classroom full of hyped-up 4th graders!  Scott's gotten a stocking hat that has elf ears on it that he likes to wear backwards.  When he does that, he says he is the "backwards Spock".  bwahahahahahaha!  Can you tell we've been watching the new Star Trek movie a lot lately??!!!!

Jason has been looking at jobs to apply to after Matthew goes back to school.  (YEA!)  He's really hoping to get out of truck driving and into something inside and less physically demanding.  I hope so too.  I don't like the long hours he has to put in when he's driving, and I don't want him to go back over the road, either.

My job's going pretty well.  I do solicit prayers for an upcoming registry (credentialing exam) I plan on taking after the 1st of the year sometime.  I need to pass it to keep my job, and I'd get a small raise also.  Please keep my niece, Andrea and her family in your prayers also.  Her hubby, also named Jason!, is in the USAF, and they're moving to Hawaii from Maryland in Jan.  Tough assignment, huh?  I know moving's a hassle, so they'll need all the prayer they can get!

For now, that's it around here.  What's going on in your neck of the woods???


Monday, December 13, 2010

Home at Last!

Matthew was discharged on Saturday.  We made it home around 2:30 in the afternoon & I took a nap.  Matthew was in a tremendous amount of pain Saturday night, and he didn't want to take his pain medicine.  So....Scott, Jason and I were up with him for nearly 5 hours Sat night/Sun morning.  I finally convinced him to take it around 4 a.m.  Sunday after he woke up, I talked to him about his pain meds & he understood that we were trying to keep him from hurting, and he's been very compliant since about taking them.  Sunday evening was MUCH better.  He laid down with me in my bed & slept ALL night!  (no pain, no screams, no whimpers!)

So far this morning, he slept til 6:30, got up for 15 minutes, took his meds, went back to sleep & got up again around 10.  He has eaten breakfast, and now he is sitting in our living room watching "Night at the Museum".  I think his favorite part is when the monkey (Dexter) steals Larry's keys.  Tomorrow, he has an appointment with his surgeon, Dr. Custer.  I personally think he's awesome!  He really has a way with kids that a lot of doctors don't.  Matthew just loves him.  Also tomorrow, Matthew and Jason will take a trip to school to pick up his work and maybe talk to some of his teachers at lunch time.

Incidentally, my parents came down, and I don't know what we would've done without them here to help.  Mom & Dad would stay with Matthew during the day so I could work at night & Jason could stay with Matt in his hospital room.  My sister, Cindy, and her husband, Tim also came by & checked on Matt nearly every day.  They really lifted his spirits.