Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It's been a long week

First off, we had a Back-to-School BBQ on Monday. Erin was able to see where her classroom was, meet her teacher, and see where she is going to be spending 7+ hours a day. Then, on Tuesday morning, it was the official first day of school. Emali started 3rd grade(!) and Erin started Kindgergarten(!).

You can clearly see from the pictures that they both were excited to go to school. Erin did remarkably well. She already made a friend, and has already gotten into trouble for talking during class with said friend. (Name withheld to protect the guilty.) Add in soccer practice for Emali on Monday and Wednesday nights, and let me tell you, I have been busy. But, it gets busier.

On Tuesday also, I got to take Monkeybutt Boy, aka Alvin, to the NACC for his 18 month checkup. He weighed in at 21 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 30 inches long. He gained a pound in the last 2 months! Woo! He is still below the 5%ile in both height and weight, but is still in the 50%ile for head circumfrence. (I say he looks like a bobblehead. Eric doesnt like that so much.) He got 3 shots that day, and has 3 more to get next week. (He just got his 12 month shots. We have him on a delayed vaccine schedule.)

If that wasnt enough stalkers, Eric has been having horrid facial pain for the last several weeks. It came to a peak over this last weekend. It got bad enough that he went to the ER not once, but twice! X-ray, Catscan ruled out dental, sinus, and soft tissue as causes. So, it was on to a referral to a neurologist. That was today. We have a diagnosis and its not a good one. Eric has something called Trigeminal Neuralgia. While this itself isnt a sub or nuclear disqualifying thing, the treatment for it is. Eric has been put on high dose Prednisone to hopefully stop the inflamation from getting worse. That isnt the disqualifying treatment. The Tegretol is. So, as of this morning, we dont know what is going to happen with Eric's career in the Navy.