Jimmy had a goal ball tournament today, Goal ball is a sport created for blind and visually impaired with 3 players on a team wearing blindfolds, using a ball with a small bell inside. Players try to block the ball by listening for it. It actually looks quite fun. Jimmy's team lost two games and won one, pretty good considering the teams they played against were quite a bit older than Jimmy's team of 6 and 7 year olds. One team they lost to was 14 year olds. Jimmy said "I did my very best and I had fun" and he was thrilled with his participation ribbon.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Jimmy went to wash his hands and came out excitedly with the soap and asked "is this car soap?"
I replied "Yes it is" thinking that he probably could not see the picture really well.
"can I use it on my hands, or is it just for cars?"
Now he wants to wash the car with it and will not believe it is for his hands "but, mom, you said..."
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
First they washed his hair. you can see where he lost his hair from radiation therapy
Then they took the pattern they had made for his hairpiece and marked where it would go
They cut off any of the little hairs that he had in that area. Then they put the hairpiece on with adhesive and cut and styled his hair.
He really looks good!
Thank You, Hair Club!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Gabe and Jim on top of a fire truck monday with the Jazz Bear and the MayorWe got to see them tear down the house on Monday. What really impresses me is this is all done through donations and volunteer work. Not one of the hundreds of people involved is being paid for the work that they are doing, and everyting is being donated.
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Monday, March 17, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
The good news: We were out of there 2 hours sooner than I thought we would be.
The really really good news: the "lit up" area that the radiologist saw on the MRI 3 months ago was not "lit up" now so no worries there. and the other 2 spots were "stable" WOOHOO! So no MRIs for six months! that is the longest we have ever gone between MRIs.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
The interesting thing is that I had exactly the same amount of viewers on each auction, and only one bidder on ebay. I think I will try this again and start the auctions at $.99 and see what happens.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
It started with Jimmy He has had a really yucky runny nose for about two weeks now. I was worried that because of his congestion they would not be able to do his MRI next week because he needs sedation. Then I started to feel really sick Friday evening, it was a real familiar sick feeling, nausea, really sore throat, fever, aches, I knew what I had STREP THROAT AGAIN! So Jimmy and I went to the insta-care (boy did they name that wrong) and 1.5 hours later we saw the doctor. They weren't used to children like Jimmy there I'm sure. He sat right down and started putting the blood pressure cuff on and asked if he could take his own temperature. It is kind of funny how this 6 year old just takes over a doctors office.
First the nurse looked in my throat and took a throat culture. She then asked Jimmy if he had a sore throat or if his head hurt. Jimmy of course said no. I told her that I thought Jimmy did have a sore throat because of how he was acting but he will never tell us when he is in pain. So would she please check him. She looked at me rolled her eyes and said she would take his word for it. When the doctor came in he asked Jimmy if he had a sore throat or if his head hurt, with the same answer and explanation from mom the doctor did look in Jimmy's throat and said it looked very sore. He pressed on Jimmy's forehead and decided that he had a headache. He then asked the nurse why she didn't do a strep test on Jimmy. Sometimes moms do know what they are talking about.
Well the doctor diagnosed Jimmy with a sinus infection and probably a strep throat and I definitely had a strep throat. Saturday evening son #2, Came down with Strep throat, Monday Son #1 and #3 were sick and today my hubby is complaining. We are all on antibiotics now. I still don't feel well but I am better than everyone else so guess who gets to play nurse to 5 people?