June 17, 2012

Blogging has turned into a much more complicated venture than I had originally anticipated and I haven’t even started yet!  Many thanks to my step dad for taking the time to  help bring alive my new home in cyberspace AND for putting up with my indecisive anal retentiveness in the process. I would also like to offer additional thanks for any technical support I will undoubtedly be seeking from him in the future. 

I had hoped to focus this blog on everyday parenting stuff and share a few things that I have learned along the way, but I am going to have to start with some not so everyday parenting stuff.  I have three children, all lovely little monsters, and they are all currently trying to turn my hair grey with worry.

My eldest son is 10 years old
He’s an absolutely awesome kid. And he has me worried sick! When he was two he developed a weird black spot on his foot. Eight years later, our new doctor has decided it best to refer him on to a dermatologist to ensure it’s not malignant. That’s not sitting too well with me as there is no other word in the English language that terrifies me more than “malignant”. Our appt is scheduled for September. The wait is awful!

My middle child is 6 years old 
She’s a very ‘spirited’ girl full of internal energy! When she was two years old she was diagnosed with strabismus and ambylopia. It’s been a long road of patching and many eye exams with very little improvement along the way. She is to be put on strabismus surgery wait list as soon as we feel the timing is right. I keep putting off the phone call. On one hand, I do not want to delay a surgery that has the potential to improve her visual depth perception and perhaps improve other aspects of her life but at the same time the I just absolutely dread the idea of my baby girl going through surgery. She’s still so young.

My baby boy is 14 1/2 months old
He is the sweetest little guy in the world. Unfortunately, he too is now facing some sort of medical issue that has yet to be diagnosed. He has developed an unusual tic/twitch and has been displaying a large array of traits that are typically characteristic of autism. For now, we are to just wait and see how things progress. 



So for now…. I wait….