8iRWeiXjcKj9kUz5Tebo4_k_FtY Life with Two Special Needs Children: May 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Third EEG in Three Months

So today Steven will have an EEG.  Fortunately, we did not have to keep him up all night like we have had to do for Caleb.  Steven only had to stay up two hours later than his normal bedtime and then I had to get him up two hours before he normally gets up.  With him it's usually a different time, so I went based on the last couple of days, which he's been getting up around 7, so I got him up at 5.  The hardest part of this morning is going to be the fact that he cannot eat or drink before the procedure because they are planning on sedating him.

Steven does not like doctors.  That's what happens when you have been to the doctor as many times as this little guy has been to in his short little life!!!

We should have the results sometime this afternoon.

Hopefully this is our last EEG for a while seeing as how Cassidy had one in March, Caleb had his annual EEG in April and now this one!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Could You Please Help Us Win an Adaptive Bike for Caleb?

We have decided that we would like Caleb to have an adaptive bike.  While he has done the Lose the Training Wheels program for two summers, he does really well on the roller bike, but just cannot get the two wheels down without someone running along side of him.  We have also talked to his neurologist and developmental pediatrician and regular pediatrician and think that an adaptive bike (one with three wheels) would be much safer for him if he should have a seizure while bike riding.

Friendship Circle of Michigan is having a giveaway that I have entered Caleb in.  The 14 entries with the most votes wins a bike!  It would be wonderful if we could get a bike this way for Caleb.  Would you please vote for my munchkin.

Here is the voting process:

By Facebook - Click on this link - http://www.facebook.com/FCMichigan?v=app_248518978578050&app_data=entry_id%3D4865099 - and go and vote.  Caleb should be the first picture.  You may need to like Friendship Circle of Michigan's FB page to be able to vote.

Also, if you could share this with your friends and family and ask them to vote for Caleb as well, I would appreciate it!!

Thank you for helping us!!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My Little Pity Party

The month of April was a very difficult month for our family, seeing as how we tried to admit Cassidy to the psychiatric hospital three times in two months, two of them being within 11 days of each other, in April.

I think when you have a special needs child there are times when a parent/parents are going to get run down.  When you multiply that by three, it's not a wonder that someone would get run down.

Tony is a wonderful help with the kids and I know that he has been extra stressed at work by taking on new duties on an interim basis and having employee issues to deal with, so he needs time to unwind and there is so much chaos in our house, that there is not a lot of time.

Well, Saturday morning I ended up having a little pity party of my own and, you know what, I think it did me some good!  Now, I am not saying that this should happen on a regular basis, I'm just saying, that there are times that you just need to get it out!

I am so thankful for all of our friends that have been praying for us, listening to us and offering to help.  It is very much appreciated!!!!!

I pray that May is a much better month for our family!