August 18, 2010

Post date: Aug 18, 2010 6:26:17 PM

Wow! I didn't realize that I hadn't posted in so long till I looked at the last post - June 15!!! I went to clinic today and everything is going great. My blood pressure was high but they took it right after I sat down. They don't need to see me for another month and I only have to do labs twice a month now! I can stop taking the Septra and Valcyte this Saturday so that will lessen my meds by 3 pills a day that I have to take. They also told me that I am free to use free weights again but to start out light to be safe. I don't have any restrictions at work anymore either. I gave my thank-you card for the donor family to the coordinator today. I hope the family wants to meet me but you never know. We have gained but they have lost.

The doctor at Shriners told us not to put Timothy's braces on over the summer so his legs muscles would build. That was bad advice. He had a growth spurt and now his gait is really bad. They are having to come up with an entire leg brace for him since he hyper-extends his right knee. He might have to wear a leg brace for the rest of his life due to this bad advice. We are praying that he won't have to.

Arabella has another ear infection so she is going to see the ENT this Friday and they will very likely put tubes in her ears. She didn't respond to the first antibiotics so she is now getting a shot every day.

Both Matthew and Timothy started school this Monday. Matthew is doing the Bob Jones home school grade 1 DVD system and Timothy is attending the Greer First Baptist K4 program.