Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring vacation!

Its spring vacation and both boys are at their grandparents (biological dads parents). Yay! I am so lucky that they are still so good to me and my boys. My mom is in the hospital to have an operation to take some of the lump out to get a sample to do more tests on. The lump is so small they could barely get a sample and so it is probably benign but the Dr wont give a 100% sure answer till after the test. I had this in my drafts so Im going to add that the lump is benign, we got the test results. Still good news, cancer doesn't shrink!!! Unfortunately mom still has no appetite and is still sick so we are onto the what could it be now phase. New update, its "just" pancreatitis. Better than cancer.
On a good note: I went out for dinner with hubby friday, no babysitter needed! Chinese food buffet only $10/person. It is usually next to impossible to get a babysitter as those with kids with special needs already know but my mom was my babysitter.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Can I Pick Your Brain?

John boy is giving the math teacher what for in his first morning class. He makes a fuss and yells and wont do his work and gets sent out of class with his SEA(I'm assuming). He has to make up the work at lunch or after school. I'm wondering if the delayed punishment is actually rewarding because he gets to leave class when he acts up. Its not an immediate consequence. The math teacher says He is trying to teach him to deal with his emotions. That they wont put up with that in high school even though that is still 2 1/2 years away. Also he does have autism so isn't it the schools job to find a way to deal with him??? He also has talked to John boy and he apologized and understands what he did wrong and doesn't like staying after school. I don't think that proves its working because he keeps doing it and I think he knows what is expected of him so he just talks the talk. The teacher think he doesn't do well in the morning which is probably true. I wonder if maybe he needs a free block in the morning next school year if possible. The teacher says he doesn't preform well when he is hungry. He doesn't eat a lot in the morning. He is not a breakfast guy. I am going to try to send him with something to munch on when he is going to school. I also try to send him early for the breakfast club but If you tantrums a lot in the morning it doesn't happen.

Therapeutic horseback riding and riding Show!

Last weekend was busy but mostly a good busy. The boys had therapeutic horseback riding on saturday morning. Then the Behavior interventionist took them out while we went to a celebration of life for my hubbies good friend. Then the horseback riding show on sunday afternoon!!! There was 5 kids in their competing group. My kids have been riding less than a year. Billy bob won 2nd place ribbon. He was a little disapointed until he was told that the girl who won first place had been there at least 2 year. John boy won 3rd place. I am so proud of them both. They practiced so hard and tried their best and that is what counts! I put their ribbins and their score sheets up on the wall and took lots of pics of the horse show.
Sorry for all the negativity lately. I will try to be more positive.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

This year just keeps getting better!!!

My aunt has been fighting colon cancer, we don't know yet if she is going to beat it.
My other aunt had a minor heart attack.
Update on my mom. She went for a biopsy in her lump the last test and they didn't find anything. Good news right? Well, they are still trying to find out what's wrong so Now its biopsy #2 which is a bone marrow biopsy and another week of waiting. My mom tells me not to worry but how can I not worry?

We were expecting this one but its still upsetting...One of my hubbies best friends passed away from cancer yesterday. I didn't know his friend well but its hard watching hubby be upset. I am being supportive of hubby of coarse but I don't like to see him hurt if you know what I mean.

This year has to get better, right??? Please pray for our family.