Friday, May 11, 2018
Uniforms and UTI
Ruth's first day off at netball (as it was rained out last Saturday). It is a grading day today, so she will have a lot of shorter games.
Asher enjoyed brushing Hannah's hair this evening. Hannah didn't enjoy it all that much though. Thanks for your patience Hannah.
BELOW: I just spread them out along the wall. I only did 2 of the 3 bunches, so I have even more to do next year. We have loads of daffodils at the garage, so I plan to put a row of them in front of these next year too. There are some daffodils here, and that's what gave me the idea.
Such a pretty colour.
Monday 7th: Rachel started a defensive driving course this afternoon. There will be 10 hours of lectures over the next two weeks (Monday and Wednesday afternoons) and then she will have a driven test with the assessor. Getting this course done will allow her to go for her full licence in October (at just 17 1/2 years old).
Ruth - year 8. Hannah - year 6. Hezekiah - year 2. Asher - year 1.
We had Asher's IEP (Individual Educational Plan) meeting this afternoon before school finished. Anastasia was great and just fell asleep in my arms - while looking around at everyone. It was a excellent meeting with lots of positive feedback on things that are going well. It's also good to discuss "next steps" and talk through some of the issues. I am again so very thankful for the team of ladies that are supporting Asher.
Wednesday 9th: She had another seizure today at 1:15pm. The teacher aides all had a meeting at 11, so Rachel had gone up to help watch Asher while they were busy. It wasn't long after Rachel left that she had the seizure. She had refused to eat lunch too. I started wondering if she had a UTI as she had been touching herself a bit before school this morning and was refusing to drink or eat at school.
Thursday 10th: Another seizure today at 12:20pm, just as she was about to start her cross country practice with her class. I'm glad we have started the antibiotics, and hopefully they will start working soon and this run of seizures will stop.
Ruth and I had a long day in town. As a final precautionary check, she had a heart scan this morning. She has a few markers of Marfan Syndrome, and although her specialist thinks it's unlikely, he agreed that as we don't have any family history for Ruth, it would be good to just check that all is fine with her heart. She does get chest pain at times, so it will give me peace of mind knowing that her heart is ok.
Ruth and Hannah decided to rake up some leaves to have some fun this afternoon. Ruth came to show me the photo on the left and I just though they had put shoes down.
Only then did I realize that it was actually Hannah under it all. So I suggested that she stick her hands out too. So they went out again and this photo was one of the fun results.
It was a very busy day for Rachel today. She started with a introductory hair dressing course in town today. It goes on for 6 weeks, each Friday. After that she went for an interview at Vbase - the catering company she did her hospitality course with during the holidays. Then she rushed home to get a lift to the St John Competitions camp in Hamner for the weekend. So it was a very full day for her.