Things are moving forward in the MadHouse at the moment and we have so much going on, so this is a bit of a mixed bag of a post to say the least!
Mini and School
My wonderful, adorable and perfect little one is due to start school full time in September and I am finding the transition and knowing this really hard at the moment. I commented on his preschool review that I was disappointed that they had been unable to move him to mornings with his key worker to enable the transition to full time easier for him and guess what, the head of year informed me last week that they have a position for him going on a morning.
So MadDad and I have had a chat to him and on Tuesday he is going to spend an hour at preschool with the morning children and me and we are going to see how he settles. I have decided that if he doesn't settle that I am not going to push it, as he has been rather clingy since I was in hospital last week.Mini and Pampers Underjams
Mini has been dry during the day for the last 11 months, but night time has been very different for him. I know you shouldnt compare children, but Maxi was dry night and day at the same time, so we dont have any other experiance. So when Lucinda at Fleshman Hillard offered to sent me some Pampers Underjams, I jumped at the chance and they have done the business for us, no more upsets about not being a big boy, no more of Mini not wanting to wear any protection and no more wet beds.
They have really worked for us, Mini wanted to be like his big brother and not wear anything, but underjams are designed not to look like pulls ups, so he wore them and it has got us though to a stage where he doesnt need them at all.
If you would like a sample of Pampers then please e-mail Lucinda directly and let her know your name, email address, mailing address, name of blog (if applicable), gender, and weight of child and she will get some out to you.
that I had been summonsed for Jury Duty and was really concerned about how I would manage with it all, so I tool your comments in to consideration and wrote a letter to the court service explaining my situation. I detailed that I am main carer for my mum, that I really didn't want to put Mini in to child care and that I also had health issues and I have been excused from this and future service, which is such a relief. So thank you for all your advise and comments.
My mum is settled at home, has given up smoking and is really doing very well. I am so proud on her for making such an effort and I know that it is really hard for her, as she used to be so much more independent. We received a wheelchair for her this week, which will make getting out and about much easier.
She was initially turned down for a ramp and a stair lift, but I have had a meeting with the Head of Occupational Therapy and we are waiting for a visit from an architect to see how a ramp can be installed and also the man from the stair lift company came this week to look at how a stair life could be installed. My mum lives in a listed terrace and it seems that nothing is going to be simple!
We have also seen the consultant about the test results and although mum does have a hernia, she is not well enough for surgery, so they are going to treat it medically, so all in all, things are looking much more positive for mum.
Now we just have to see it she is entitled to attendance allowance, we have submitted the paperwork (5 weeks ago) and are just waiting to hear.
My ever enchanting eldest is going to be taking park in a six week craft course after school on a Wednesday, which he is really looking forward to. He also wanted to take part in an after school multi sport activity, but it is for 2 hours and is very expensive, so MadDad and I felt we had no choice but to say no. Firstly his swimming tuition would be due the same week and also we feel that 2 hours is a long time for a 5 year old, plus he would be ravenous, I always take a snack for him when I collect him from school and he still manages to eat all his dinner, he would never survive till 5.15 without any food.
He was pretty upset initially, but I am sure that he will get over it pretty quick. I find it pretty annoying that they offer these things over the summer term, which is when I least need organised physical activity. We always do something after school when the weather is good, even if it is just a trip to the beach, woods or the park. I would much rather they do something over the winter.
Well I am still shattered and I think that my iron level must still be low, as I am struggling for breath quite often. I have had to give up caffeine, which for those of you that know me, you will realise it has been a really hard thing to do. I am a Tea Monster. I love my tea. I am down to one cup of decaffeinated in the morning, which MadDad brings me in bed and then I am on to Mint Tea, which now the mint is growing again in the garden is not too bad (who am I kidding). The reason for giving up the Tea is that caffeine inhibits the absorption of iron and I am keen to try what ever I need to, as I would like to avoid any more blood or iron transfusions.
My tummy is still swelling and I am waiting for an appointment for some additional tests. I have an appointment with my Plastic Surgeon to discuss reconstruction again. I am not yet ready, but this way I am at least kept in the system.
I have bought a shopping trolly to make life easier when taking mum shopping, less bags for me to carry means I can offer an arm for support