Thursday, February 7, 2008

GOOD NEWS!!!

Ok...

This week has been one from well... everywhere! Monday I woke up so sick I couldn't even lift my arms to fix my hair. I slept most of the day & when Kevin left for work, I hurt myself & couldn't even get the baby out of his crib so Kevin got to come home. I was achy, feverish & weak. I wasn't nauseous or throwing up thank goodness. I was just plain sick. But I felt much better after sleeping all day (honestly, I was only awake from like 230-6 or so) so needless to say, I didn't work...

Then Tuesday I wasn't 100% but was 100% better from where I was monday... & it was the day of Brok's evaluation so I just sucked it up & went to work... It turned out to be a good choice... Not only did his eval go well which I will explain later, but I really need the hours this week! Because I didn't work on Wed which is my day off (though I ended up getting called in for about 4 hours) so that was day 2 this week of no work & then Today, he didn't work so what do you know, neither did I!!! so... in the last week, I have worked only 2 days! a total of only 12 hours... oh well...

So today I go to re-register Kevin's motorcycle, which we tried to do last week but had issues with not having the right stuff. So we got "a copy of the original title" which is what they told us we could use faxed over well when I go in today, it won't work... They need a notorized or certified or some crap copy... So all the work I went through to get the faxed copy was for nothing... So Kevin has his motorcycle class tomorrow & I'm freaking out cause it has to be registered & he can't miss this class without major punishment & the lady was like well I guess I can give you a temporary for 90 days... So I had to fork out $15 for a stupid temp one (I know it's only money) & now he can deal with it!!!!

anyway... So Brok's thing... An occupational therapist came & eval-ed him... She basically just asked all about his history & talked about what she was doing & what the programs & stuff were. Then she did some prodding around him (she tickled him & he squirmed he is so ticklish!) pulled his legs, sat him up & tried to get him to stand all that kind of stuff... He wouldn't or rather couldn't. & there's a reason... He has what's called hypertonia which is basically just overtoned muscles... His muscles are always flexed so they are super strong & he doesn't work his joints making them very weak... So... What does this mean? Well he will start physical therapy... She told us to be excited because... He will probably skip the walking stage & go right to running since his muscles are already so strong, once the joints catch up, they'll be no keeping still... We're just hoping we can keep up! But it is definately a blessing that it is not something more severe (not that we would have loved him any less) & that it is treatable... For me, I just can't imagine him being able to move! I'm going to have my hands full once he can keep up with the other 3 at work!

As for the rest of life... well we're just here...

1 comments:

We Are The Butlers said...

Wow Ash. I am so glad that you guys can get some help for your Brok. I bet things have been so frustrating for him. Glad to see things are getting better. Busy Beals...