Back At The Docs…

Rhema has still not gotten back into a regular sleep pattern and was still pulling at her ears, so after her antibiotic was finished we decided to get her rechecked for her ears.  The doctor said that her ears are fine and suggested we do a small dose of melatonin to get her back on track with sleeping.  I’ve read and researched that many kids with special needs have difficulty sleeping soundly and get “off” easily and many of them do take melatonin, so we decided to give it a try.  It’s been 3 days and she seems to be doing some better but we are still seeing her pull at her head more often than we’d like so we’ve gotten in contact with her Neurosurgeon to check in on what we’ve observed.  I’m not running up to Children’s for this, but I’d like to keep them apprised of her behavior and see if it brings up any red flags for them.

On a lighter note, while at the doctor appointment we’ve found out that Rhema is now 28 pounds and 33 inches long!  No wonder why it’s becoming increasingly difficult to carry her around especially with her being such a squirmy girl when she gets excited.  Her new growth also sheds light into why she continues to “rock” her bike and why the other day she actually fell off the bike and ate some asphalt and scared us all to death.  She was fine. Not a scratch on her; she did not cry, but my heart stopped beating for about 30 seconds as I picked her up to inspect her head (she fell shunt side down) for any visible damage.  Not a bump there either!  She has some BIG angels guarding her!  (Thanks guys, keep up the good work!)  So, we now know it’s time to up-size her bike to the next level with the heavier frame and longer length for the summer.  Momma has got to get to work on this fast as she has to really build up her leg strength in preperation for her surgery in the Fall.  I will add THAT to my “to-do-for-Rhema” list that is already a mile long!  Yep, but no worries, we will git er’ done folks!  Yep, I officially now been in Alabama long enough now to have heard that phrase a bazillion times and have now uttered/typed it once.  And, now I’m done…. smile…

Blessings to all our family and friends who pray!