Friday, July 3, 2009

Change of Plans

William playing on Mommy's computer

Sickness abounds in our home right now. Seems it usually hits with holiday fun! Elly has been sick since Tuesday, William since yesterday, and Wallace since last night. We chose not to drive for speech therapy today, but we did Skype (teletherapy) instead.
I decided to let William play on my computer (something I never do) before we met with Krissa, in hopes that it would warm him up to therapy. Fortunately, he woke up this morning with no fever (the other symptom, however, has been in full force all day - I won't gross you out with the details, but suffice it to say, I'm doing laundry like crazy).
He had a great time playing on my computer. He pushed nearly every button on the keyboard and I even let him touch the screen a couple of times (I know, I know). It was nice to watch him enjoying himself, especially since he's been so miserable since yesterday.

Therapy started out really great. He listened and even responded with some sounds.

About half way through, the fever kicked back in. You could definitely tell that William was done with therapy. I think, all in all, he did better this time than the last time. Maybe it will get even better. We're going to try it again on Monday.
Because of all the sickness all of our weekend plans have changed. Though I'm so tired that it doesn't make much of a difference to me, I feel bad for the children. They are troopers, though! Not one complaint. We have the most amazing, sweet children! They are just concerned about the babies. I really appreciate their thoughtfulness and unselfishness. We'll have to try to go play in the water after the little ones are better.
We found out yesterday that our grandchildren are coming to stay with us for a week! Very exciting! They are being relocated again soon (military), so they'll get to come for a visit before they move again. I'll be sure to post some pictures.
By the way, I have poison ivy. And it keeps spreading. Yuck! Why is it I get this stuff only when I'm pregnant?
"For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness." Psalm 84:10


  1. Yuck to the poison ivy! Our woods are full of it at this time of year. Thanks for your encouraging words. The testing is stressful- when they don't find anything, then you're at square one wondering why all these strange things are going on. Then when they do find something, it is something new to deal with (and another piece of a puzzle that doesn't quite fit together yet). We are taking comfort in prayer and know that they'll figure SOMETHING out! I know that once we can get him eating again, I'll be a lot less freaked out.

  2. Great to find your site. Shall watch Williams progress with interest. Love the swimming with implants. Our Mary relies heavily on sign anyway so swimming is not a problem although when we went to the seaside yesterday I took her processors off. Then she just marched straight into the English channel and across to Holland. Amasing what 5 swimming lessons can do! I was fully clothed so reluctant to go into the cold water. But had a "doh" moment when I ralised I would have to go and get her. She is so good now at turning to our call with her ears on. How old is William? Mary is just three.

  3. Praying that everyone is feeling better in your house soon!!!


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