Sometimes my instincts are as good as I think.
My sister and I go to the gym together at least four mornings a week; last night, not quite certain why I felt it so strongly, I sent my sister a text message to preempt our daily workout. Niksdad started a new job today —his first as an LPN— but didn’t need to leave until well after I would normally be home and showered. Nik has had a couple of bumpy days since we’ve begun to increase his Lamictal in preparation for weaning him from the Depakene for his seizures. (You may recall my recent revelations about the 18-month long saga of Nik’s mysterious, debilitating pain?) We’ve seen a recurrence of some of the disorientation and ataxia, as well as a marked decrease both in his appetite and his ability to cope with sudden, unexpected change.
Little did I know when I listened to the voice in my head last night that I would wake this morning to a very sick little boy. His usual happy morning singing and chirping were notably absent —replaced by whimpering and moaning instead. When I picked him up, Nik was burning up and his eyes were glassy. I’m fairly certain he has another ear infection —a whopper this time. His fever spiked to 103.7 degrees Fahrenheit and the poor little guy has passed out in the middle of the floor while playing with one of his favorite toys.
We see our pal, Dr. Mary, this afternoon.
Meanwhile, since I am not out racing around to Nik’s various appointments and such, I have time to catch up on a few blogging related things. You know, making lemonade and all that…
If you aren’t familiar with Alltop go check it out! It seems yours truly has “made the grade” and is included in their aggregate listings of “top sites” for autism on the web. I am honored to share the
stage page with the likes of Kristina Chew, Vicki Forman, and a host of others. Just goes to show, there’s a little something for everyone out there!
Kind of makes up for my feeling like the kid who’s grounded while all her friends get to go to the
prom BlogHer. I am so down that I cannot make the trip to meet up with some of my absolute favorite bloggers this side of the universe. Alas, I guess I’ll just have to continue my little boggy crushes from afar.