Saturday, December 19, 2009

Drop on over...

Drop on over and visit Melodee Langworthy's blog! Mellie is an uber talented scrapper, extremely generous person and just over all sweet, sweet person! I have followed Mellie for a long time. I have purchased some of her fab kits before that totally rocked!

Mellie is a pay it forward person, and spread the kindness. As you all know, I really love to do this too!

I actually won one of Mellie's giveaways!!!!!!!! How COOL is that!!! I am really excited! So drop on over and say hello on her blog!

Hugs, T

Monday, December 14, 2009

Another allergy?!?!

Another allergy reared its ugly head in this household on Friday evening. Roger and I were in Saint John working when we got a phone call. Emily was a Youth Group at our Church when she ate a chocolate cookie that had peanut butter in it. We didn't know that Em was allergic to peanut butter for sure. She has ALWAYS ate peanut butter and jam sandwiches all of her life! A few weeks ago she had a sandwich and said her chest felt tight afterwards... could have been anything. Anyhoo... she had a cookie..took a bite and her throat started closing off and her tongue swelling. :( LUCKILY they were able to pour some liquid benedryl into her. Roger and I came home immediately. I knew there was a chance that it could rear its ugly head again. I gave her more benedryl through the night and kept her away for most of it.

She was sooooooo scared. I really didn't want this life for her. It is so frustrating when you pick up something to eat and are scared there might be something in it that you will have a reaction to. I go through that every day.

Today we will be making an appointment with our family doctor to get her an epi pen to carry with her at all times. She really sees the importance of the epi now.

Thank God she is ok!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I have been a little off my game this past week..... we live a busy life like everyone else out there.... I just didn't want to say it out loud, on Monday I was at yet another appointment with Simon.... I had myself prepared for ADHD....but I wasn't prepared for Tourettes Syndrome, OCD, ADHD, Rage Episodes... sigh... I felt as though I was in a tunnel... the room was spinning a little bit... the doctors words were in the background of my mind talking to myself...... I was a little bit shell shocked. Of course my little man wasnt in the room while we were talking.... I talked to the doctor for a bit longer then went to collect my little man (who was laying in the fetal position in tears in the toybox waiting for me :( that was awful to see too ) I called Roger we talked for a few minutes about it got disconnected with the great cell service and I headed for home. Simon was chattering asking me if we knew what was wrong with him? Can they help me Mama? question after question... I was in tears .. everything is fine baby.

I was angry with myself after I got home because my mind is NOW racing with questions... yes questions that WHY didn't I ask those when I was there questions! :(

No time for much else off to another appointment... another stressful one where Simon has a major meltdown and we leave the office once again in tears. We had another appointment with our family doctor yesterday....sigh...

I just wanted to say thank you to the few of you that already know what I am going through and the support you have given me.

I know its not the end of the world... and I am thankful that he is healthly... its just a daily obstacle that we face. We have been facing since he was a baby. He actually have the vocal tics (sadly I thought he was just trying to annoy me...which makes me sad). I have been dealing with episodes for a long time I really didn't understand them but knowledge is power. I know I can help him better now. I changed his school routine because it was soooo stressful and that is improving. One for the home team.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009