Sunday, October 30, 2005

Just checking in...................

First off, thank you so much for the comments and emails I've been receiving filled with support and prayers!! You guys are al so thoughtful and caring, THANKYOU!!

My mom is still drunk. Not much else to say. I cannot comprehend how a person could stay drunk for 16 days straight! I'm doing better emotionally, pretty much. No more bursting into tears. I'm just trying to carry on and keep on with my life, there are too many wonderful things going on to sit around and feel sad about a situation beyond my control.
I believe that if my mother pulls through this binge, my sister and I are going to attempt an intervention after Christmas. For some reason though, I can't shake the feeling that she's not going to come out of this one. I'm not sure if this is God's way of preparing me or if it's just a new phase of my dealing with this whole fiasco time after time.

Well, tomorrow is Halloween. The kids are excited, we allow the children to dress up and go trick or treating, all in fun. We were thinking of even stopping by the church as they are having a Halloween/Costume party, but we'll see how time prevails.

A brief update on the kids.........

Robbie: Robbie is doing fabulous doing the ECS/gr.1 program I designed for him. He also has been enjoying helping Alyssa out with her school work. He has been really enjoying going to his weekly session of Occupational/Physical therapy. After Christmas it look as though he will enter another session strictly for his speech.

Alyssa: Alyssa is showing herself to be quite a math lover!!! I have no idea where THAT came from!!LOL She is so easy to homeschool and is really loving it. Her reading and language comprehension has doubled in the past month (she was having difficulties due to the French immersion) Now she can read fluently in English and French. She's anxiously awaiting her loose tooth to fall out, it's at the 'hanging there' stage!!LOL

Kayla: kayla is enjoying doing the preschool I've set up for her. We've been working on numbers and letters and writing her name. She's doing really well and is very eager in the morning to sit at the table with her brothers and sister to do school!!

Mariah: Mariah has been a very busy bee lately!! She has suddenly begun to talk ALL the time, she's averaging about 2-3 new words a day and has even started with some small sentences!!! (ie; "Mommy, where are you?") She's walking all the time now and loves to climb! She's also teething some molars, but she's been a trooper!!
She's also following in her older sisters footsteps and showing interest in the potty!! Both the girls were completely trained between 20 and 24 months, but they both started at around this age.

Alex: Alex has been doing well, being is usual self!! We had his appointment on Friday and our family doctor is putting a referral for us to be seen by a child specialist to hopefully get a diagnosis. My doctor agreed that we're dealing with either ADD or Tourette's Syndrome or Tourettes with ADD. All of which I've pretty much known for quite awhile now. I'm leaning more towards the Tourettes based on his symptoms, but I most certainly will not rule out the ADD symptoms manifesting themselves in there as well. What will a diagnosis do for us? Not much really!! I don't plan on doing much different than what I've been doing all along. I guess we'll hear what the doctor has to say and go from there! I'm not completely against medication, but I'm not sure we'll go that route. We'll see!!

Bill: working hard as usual!! He's been much better though with being on the Paxil again. If anyone has suffered through Panic/Anxiety attacks, you know what I'm talking about. Praise the Lord, he hasn't had one for a number of weeks now!!! It's nice to see him getting back on track again.

Well, that's about it for now. I won't be on tomorrow night, but I'll aim for an update on Tuesday and fill you in on how the kids made out. Then when I get the pics developed, I'll post them as well!!

Take care everyone and God bless you all!!!


Sylvia said...

I am praying for your Mom. Please take care and have a great Halloween evening with your family.