I’m nervous about going to the docs today. I’m going to ask her to up the pain meds a bit and I always feel like a bit of a failure when I do that, like I couldn’t hack it and have to beg for help. However, I’ll get over it the second the pain swoops back in so might as well go for it now. I’ll write when I get back to let you guys know how it went. I’ll be getting all my liver function tests back today as well to see if there’s been any improvement.
One quick story that made me smile this morning:
I always get up after D and get directly into the shower. I slept on the couch because the night sweats have been so bad I don’t want to be in bed with D and get the sheets all soaked. I woke up soaked to the bone, freezing and wrapped in a soaked sleeping bag. It took a few moments of convincing myself before I got up and RAN to the bathroom, stripping soaked clothes along the way (harder than it sounds) and then I leap directly into a warm shower before I freeze to death. I was just in when Colt got up this morning and came into have a pee (we share one bathroom! Never a moment of solitude lol). He was talking to me through the glass and sounded all excited so I opened the door a crack to hear him better.
“Hey mom! I forgot to show you my book from yesterday!” (planner where he writes his day out with the teachers help. His fine motor is quite poor and his printing difficult for him).
He pulled it out from behind his back, while taking off his PJ’s and peeing he tried to show me the entry from the day before. It was really neat and I read it easily and out loud.
“WOW Kiddo! That’s a fantastic job right there!” He burst into proud giggles and smiles.
“Oh and look!!” He started flipping back to other days when he did a good job printing and got a sticker from his teacher.
For the remainder of my shower I stood there with my butt in the water, my head sticking out through the doors and read about two weeks worth of printing (I’d already seen) because the more I read, the happier the kid got. By the time he went to have breakfast the water was cold and I hadn’t even started to wash yet. lol
Still. So worth it. Colt was all smiles this morning, feeling confident and proud, he marched off to play at the sitters when I dropped him off (we go early enough so he had a good half hour to relax before going to the bus). He walked by the sitter and gave her a hug, high-fived one of the kids and sauntered off with a saucy swag.
Amazing eh? He gets off on hard work, success and high praise. That’ll most certainly do. 🙂
Have a great morning my friends! Will write again soon. xo