I kind of feel like I got hit by a truck and I’ve been laying by the side of the road for a few weeks.
While I was in the ditch, a few good events passed me by… Finals for semester three came and went, leaving me with a 4.0 GPA. My hard work and dedication will hopefully pay off, literally, when I appy for some scholarships next semester.
We were able to get in with the developmental specialists at Children’s Hospital on Jan. 5th. With the short notice and our schedule demands, this was very unexpected. We meet with the metabolic specialist on the 4th, and will hopefully get some more definite results on what is going on with Emma’s mitochondria/etc. Having the developmental appointment the day after is great; if we have new information from the metabolic clinic, we can put it to good use.
Also, it appears that even though the pricipal so rudely told me that they “absolutely will NOT” pay for out of district placement for Emma in a preschool, they WILL. Ha ha ha. It’s called STATE LAW, and I’m so glad that we aren’t going to have to hire an attorney. Emma starts preschool the week of January 10th… Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a happy transition!
On a not-so great note, last Friday Emma came down with a horrible flu. She has spent the last 4 days/nights feverish, no food, little drink. Sunday we ended up taking her to the ER due to a very sudden and aggressive cough with labored breathing. The verdict was croup, to our dismay. She hasn’t been sleeping hardly at all, and last night she had a HORRIBLE night-terror attack. It took us hours to get her to snap out of it.
You know what’s weird? It doesn’t matter what is going on – Emma is never lethargic. In fact, she is nothing but uber-energetic all the time. Here she is, not having eaten in four days, dehydrated, sick as a dog, and literally bouncing off the walls of the doctor’s office today. Do you get it? I DONT. Now, please keep in mind friends, that I didn’t say she was happy all the time. That hyperactivity can definitely be put to some very frustrating and ear-splitting use, my sweet little girl… she’s such a handfull. Her latest trick this weekend is telling me, “STOP IT, MOMMA!!!” >>sigh<<
Have any of you readers out there dealt with this non-stop hyperactivity levels? It’s not that she can’t sit on my lap and read a book with me, she can. Sometimes. If she really really wants to. But I mean, she NEVER stops… ??????????????????????
So – needless to say – momma hasn’t been sleeping at all either. It’s finally caught up with me, as I am starting to have a sore throat and feel achy too. Ugh! Finals week running straight into sick toddler is no fun at all. Now I’m worried that our plans for Christmas with my family might be cancelled… keep a few fingers crossed for us. 🙂