Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Today I'm thankful for swallow studies that show there is nothing wrong with Jesse and for my wonderful sailor who although isn't home has still made it a point to call and email as much as he can. I'm also thankful for the most important man in my life who has brought me more joy than anyone could possibly imagine. Of course I'm talking about Jesse. He has been such a blessing to us and we cherish every moment with him. I'm also thankful for my wonderful family and friends. I honestly think I am the luckiest girl around because I have the greatest friends. I especially need to thank Jen who has been my voice of reason through this deployment and all the crap I've had to deal with since it started.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Swallow study??????? What?????

Yesterday we had some therapy evaluations for physical therapy and occupational therapy since we've been able to have any therapy services since Jesse turned 3 in July. I was explaining about Jesse and how sometimes he chokes on his food. It seems to me like he gets lazy and doesn't chew it good enough, but they asked me if we have ever had a swallow study done. I have had it mentioned to me before, but the drs never said lets have one done. Honestly, I don't have a clue what a swallow study even is. I feel so horrible for not knowing, but here I am taking a deep breath and admitting that for once I don't know what's going on. That takes a lot for me to admit. I'm always having to be in control and know exactly what is going on and when I don't I feel like a horrible mom. What does a swallow study consist of? Should I tell the drs I want one done even though I think it's just because Jesse gets lazy and doesn't want to chew? Any input or advice on this would be wonderful and appreciated so much. Thanks in advance. Oh and here is a cute recent pic of little man. It's not the best since he is looking down, but Jesse has found a new way of getting around the living room.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tempers and an update

Jesse has such a temper now days. I think it is really starting to get to him with his daddy being gone. He has been biting himself in the arm and leaving teeth marks all over. He has also been banging his head. I just have no idea what to do to try to get him to stop anymore. He hasn't even talked to Tony for the past week because all he wants to do is scream on the phone. I just don't get it. I hope the next 5 months go by fast.
We discovered last week that Jesse has had high TSH levels pretty much since birth. We finally saw a doctor that actually gives a damn and she referred us to an endocrinologust who put Jesse on some thyroid medication. I'm hoping this helps with his thyroid levels.
Other than that nothing really going on here. I'm just so ready to head south to my dads for Christmas. I'm getting so sick of Virginia and all the stupid navy wife drama. I just can't believe how some wives can act and think that it's ok.
Well, that's about all I can think of right nowl. It's been so hectic here, I'm sure I forgot some stuff, but once I remember I'll post later.