Archive for September, 2009

Last Week

September 23, 2009

Hello Everyone!

Last week Scott turned 35. We had a small celebration for him. Friends & family joined us throughout the day and we shared cupcakes & Scott stories. While we wished we were celebrating another way, another place, it was still nice.

The day after his Birthday Scott visited his new neurologist, Dr. Rafiq. His opinion varies from that of Dr. Makley’s from Kernan. That means we are gearing up for another opinion with a new neuro in early October.

My weekend was non-stop busy. With Jen coming to visit I knew I’d have some free labor! 😉 She was a blessing, doing everything from helping me get organized with financial paperwork to helping me tear out old carpet. Being a nurse, she provided some good medical advice. Being a wonderful niece & friend, she provided a strong shoulder.

Scott continues to be stable medically and has long periods where his eyes are open wide. He is still receiving therapy as well. Unless I have something exciting to report, I think I might only blog again after Scott’s next neuro appointment.

Speaking for Scott’s family, we would like you to know how much we appreciate all that you are doing for Scott. We love seeing your faces when you visit, reading the notes you leave behind when we miss you and knowing that you are still hoping & praying with us.

Until next time, God bless!


The Scott is Falling

September 14, 2009

This week started off with a little excitement. Scott managed to get out of his wheelchair. I was picking up my car from the shop when I got a phone call from Ramona at Citizen’s. She made sure to start the call with, “Scott is fine”, but then she had to tell me that he rolled out of his chair. (Poor Ramona. I wouldn’t want to have to call me to tell me that!)

Anyway, you all know how tough Scott is. Other than a pink elbow, he was just fine.

Regarding Scott’s health, in general, he is still rock solid. He opens his eyes (when he wants to) and makes the funniest faces. My favorite is the one Eda has dubbed his “petulant child” face. Therapy continues on and we have enjoyed many visits from family and friends.

Next week is shaping up to be a busy one. Scott’s turning 35 (he is officially an old man! 😉 ), we have an appointment with the new neurologist, and my niece, Jenny, is coming into town for a visit.

I will talk to you soon. I wish you all a good night and sweet dreams!


September 7, 2009

Good Evening!

Scott is doing well, friends. He had some blood pressure issues early this week, so Dr. Aziz made the decision to take Scott off of his Strattera. You may remember that strattera is commonly used for ADHD, but it is also a neuro-stimulant. Dr. Aziz feared that it might have been contributing to his high blood pressure, however.

He seems to be doing fine without it though. He may be a little sleepier (again) but he still opens his eyes quite a bit. His arms & legs seem to be relaxing more as well. He almost always looks incredibly comfy. So much so that I’ve been tempted more than once to join him for a nap!

We’ve had some wonderful visits and gotten some nice treats this week. Thanks, everyone, for dropping by!

Talk to you soon!