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Meanwhile, back at the factory…

12 Oct

The snot factory, that is.

Poor kiddo has a nasty cold and a temperature.  Needless to say, nothing is getting done- no rest, no work, NOTHING.

I’m amazed his voice hasn’t given out as he had trouble sleeping last night due to the very sad passing of a classroom pet (Finchy, the Zebra Finch) over the weekend.  He has dealt with death before, but had never seen something dead, at least as far back as he can remember.   I went in to take his temperature and he woke up and wanted to snuggle.  He looked like he was trying to cry, but he said he couldn’t.  I told him that the tears would come when he was ready and they don’t always show up when you think they will.  We sat up for a few hours eating apple wedges and toast and warm milk and then he snuggled in for approximately 4 hours of sleep.  Of course, he got me right up with tales of phlegm.  At some point baldguy got up, got kiddo settled with his listening therapy/headphones, and then went back to bed.  I was standing in the kitchen like “hello! where do you think you are going?”.  But it was too early to argue, so I made a loaf of oatmeal-brown sugar in the bread machine and left tea in the microwave (again).

Anyway, I finally got the approval for Cimzia!  Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to start.  Fingers metaphorically crossed. I’m also design-geek elated to see the OXO Good Grips syringes that they are dispensed in.  I’m not so excited by the copay but I don’t mind the $150 so much when I see that insurance is (so far) picking up the rest of the $3000+/first month tab.  Of course, $150 is still a pile of money, but that can be charged (as much as I hate to do it) whereas the $3000+ would put the hope that this treatment will work on my RA symptoms completely out of reach.

I won’t put all of my hope on this treatment, but the chance that I could feel better is worth a shot (or 2 shots the first week, and in two weeks 2 more…)

Today the boys and I assembled most of a Toy Story lego train set and it’s only in fine motor work that I realize how bad things have gotten with my hands.  I can type, no problem.  But pincer grasping and Legos are definitely off the table (step carefully! those things hurt like hell!) until I regain some dexterity.  Or until they start making cooler Duplo sets as those seem like they are just the right size for these old hands.

Other than that… No new adventures to share right now, but a new day begins in a few hours.

xo

Bek

Found my voice…

18 May

Alas it is a little one…

Couldn’t speak above a whisper for 24 hours or so… Boy was worried…Kept climbing up on the bed to snuggle with me and waiting for me to speak and then would get so disappointed and say “Your voice isn’t big yet”…

The cool thing?  I could whisper from the bedroom when the boys were playing video games in the den(still want to call it the rumpus room. there is just something so hilarious and joyful sounding about “rumpus room”… ) and both of them would hear me. I didn’t even need to use the bell.

For 24 hour boyo listened to everything I said (thankfully his hearing is back since starting his antibiotics for the ear infection)…

The baldguy didn’t ask me to repeat anything. Which is amazing.  I think I said to him a couple of weeks, “I just want an hour where I don’t have to repeat anything. I’d save so much time and energy.”   So I guess I got my wish, even though I would rather not be in bed with a fever, in pain, and drifting in and out of consciousness….  Oh well, they still have to listen more carefully as my voice is not back full strength and I am stuck in bed, so they have to run the ship and because usually I’m the one who knows, they are having to be resourceful so as to not strain my voice or my energy… It’s amazing to watch and not as much of a disaster as I had imagined….(then again, I really haven’t left the master bedroom for 36 hours…)

Gak.

14 May

No seriously. Gak.

Boy has pink eye and an ear infection and we think strep throat.  He is feeling better today but still can’t hear out of his infected ear very well.  Normally we have communication issues but this is ridiculous and then some.

Hubby home from work with a nasty bug.

I finally came down with the fever and sore throat part this evening.  My sugars seem to be ok- not great but not totally resistant so I’m guessing I have a virus but the numbers will tell by tomorrow if I need to head to the docs… Until then I’m drinking some tasty tea (Thank you Julie!) with a diet ginger ale chaser…

Going back to bed. Neato documentary/discovery channel thing on the Ice Hotel… Probably not the best thing to watch with chills….

Later…Hope everyone stays healthy and happy…

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