Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Things you would have heard this morning if you were a fly on my wall...

Rylan: (two fingers intently pointed on the sides of his head) Mommy! These are my nipples!
Me:, sweetie. Those are your temples.

Jaysen: Mom......where's my Abilify?!?
'Bout knocked me to the ground...never thought I'd ever hear something like that in a million years...

Friday, July 23, 2010

Skillz with pillz

Against my better judgement, I am totally going to post some superfantabulous news, about a superfantabulous gain we have made.

Hold onto your stickybuns, because this is HUGE.

So, you know my son...the one with sensory issues, who only eats things that he deems non-vomit-inducing? Okay, and we also know his sensory issues cross over into medications. No oral medications (makes him all barf-o-rama), has resulted in M-tabs and suppositories.

Jaysen was off meds for about a month. He started to get tweaky, so we revisited the med route. Upon familial suggestion (don't you just lurve that?!?), we tried Intuniv. Don't try this at home kid was berzerker. Like not a funny hyper berzerker... mean joe green berzerker. After only 4 days, we switched him to Abilify. Muuuuch better.

What's that? Abilify comes in pill form?
Yes..... I know.

I had been prepping him for the meds... up until now, I had been able to successfully sneak him the Risperdal, but I wanted him to be informed as to what was going on and why he was taking these medications. Of course he bucked, but when I explained that the med was to help him not be so angry, and he might like how it makes him feel balanced, he said he would try it.

We spent the night before practicing swallowing pills using Skittles.
He thought it was funny and was really proud he could do it.

When it came time to "go live"....
Went without a hitch.
He even made a big production out of it.

If that's not awesome in its own right, here's what he said to me at bedtime-
"Mom...thank you for practicing me the helped awesome."

And now... he has taken it every day, on his own (with parental supervision).

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Unveiling...

Ladies and Gentlemen...
I take great pride and pleasure in being able to introduce to you, for the first time in....
well... a superlong time...


My Left Hand!

Totally exciting, I know. But there is no cast, no splint, and I can go commando with my hando.
It still hurts like a.... well, yeah. And I still can't feel anything, so my fine motor is shot. I can't even sense hot or cold as of yet. The rest of my hand, however, is hypersensitive. And let me tell you that is bizarre!

So...still healing, there are ROM exercises to be done and desensitizing to accomplish, all in time.

But for now... I can totally almost hold a beer bottle.
My goal for the summer.
And we all need goals.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Snot fun.

Allergies are killin' me.
I've never had seasonal allergies, ever- until a couple of years ago.
I don't know how people actually live like this.
I want to gouge my eyeballs out and slough my nose off with sandpaper.
This sucks.
It's 3:30 am, and I can't sleep because the suckage in my face is so bad.
Because seasonal allergies are so new to me, I have no idea what the eff I'm even allergic to, or even how to treat it.
Yes, I'm taking it's obviously not working.