Tuesday, May 31, 2011


So, to be honest Madi has been sleeping somewhat better. She'll usually sleep 5 or 6 hours before waking up and needing a diaper change, then going back to sleep and sleeping a few more hours.

This has been a nice change.

However, I've found that the more sleep I get the sharper my brain becomes and the more I'm aware of how awful my body feels. Good grief.

But I'm still holding out hope that the more that Madi's walks the better she'll sleep. :)

Lily, on the other hand, is acting like an ogre. Everything is a fight.

So, I'm feeling somewhat better but I'm still on the ropes and my plate is pretty full. So I need the cats throwing up every day.

Holy smokes. I had to clean up some very messy stuff Monday. Bear in mind, this is in the living room so I have to keep Madi in her chair while I clean up. So then Riley barfed again today in the living room. Same peanut butter consistency. This time I used the steam cleaner. And it took FOREVER to get it up. Just disgusting. So the carpet is still wet and Madi needs to be kept away from the floor.

I take Lily to the doctor (she's wheezing) and we get back - MORE CAT VOMIT ON THE FLOOR! I've asked the vet for prednizone and it's not expensive and it will help but the vet is reluctant to give it to me because he'd rather do some tests. I spent a large amount of money on Riley two years ago and the results were inconclusive. So just give me some darn prednisone already!

I don't know what to do . Call around and see if someone will just give me the pills? I think the vet doesn't make enough money off of the pills. I know that sounds cynical but geez.

Oh a lighter note, I love love love love love that pic of Lily.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Wow, blogger has been a b*tch the last few days. So, life has been rough the last week! I think Madi is over her cold, which means that I'm finally getting some sleep. I got 5 hours last night which felt like bliss. She was only sleeping 15 to 30 minutes at a time Monday night. Then I got sick and understood how she felt.

She had a great nap yesterday. After her physical therapy session. The braces are working out well. Madi has to build up her confidence. The PT said that Madi has everything she needs to walk. She has the strength, she just needs to be prodded into it.

We walked outside too. Walking on the gravel, even standing, uses more muscles than just standing on carpet. :)

Of course, this week would've been much harder if I'd had Lily with me. It's funny how it just works out sometimes. Lily went home with g-ma and g-pa on Sunday. She should be back today. If they can pry her away from the beach. It looks like she's had a lot of fun this week. :)

It's hard trying to give Lily what she needs when Madi needs so much from me AND doesn't let me get much rest. I hope g-ma and g-pa are up for watching Lily more this summer too. It makes me smile to think how hard it was for Pedro to let her go and now he's ready to let her go to her grandparents' house for the whole summer. I think that might be pushing it a bit. Grandparents, even super ones, need their rest too. :)

Monday, May 9, 2011


So Madi's genetic testing was denied by the insurance company. I didn't get around to calling the doc today to see what our next plan will be. I honestly feel like I'm flying by the seat of my pants. Should I call our pediatrician? The developmental pediatrician? Our community liaison lady? I have no idea.

I do know, or hope, that Madi will get her braces this week or next. We had a great PT session today. Madi took 10 steps, with some help and encouragement. I mean, 10 altogether. She walked a lot more than that. She was getting cranky with her therapist for making her work so hard. :P

The PT noticed that Madi comes to be a lot. She suggested that I really try to nip that in the bud because she thinks it's interfering with Madi's walking and play. She says I'm everything to Madi, comfort, play, etc. We need her to start doing that on her own.

So, now when Madi comes up to me. I give her a cuddle then introduce a toy and move myself. Great, more exercise. :P This is something that Pedro and I have noticed, more out of irritation than anything else. I let her scream herself to sleep in the afternoon because I do all I can and when that's not enough....

So far today has gone relatively well. But I'm sure there will be bumps in the road.

Isn't there always???