Labs for the little one

OK yesterday Theresa had her blood drawn to test her potassium levels because of a prescription that she’s on. Since it was time to have blood drawn anyway to check her growth hormone. At 4 as far as the measurements go she is 37 inches, not sure how accurate that is since she doesn’t exactly stand right. I’ll be happy to know one way or the other why she seems to be refusing to grow.

She was in a good mood when I got her to the doctor yesterday but not in such a good mood by the time we left. We came home and watched cartoons until time to leave for therapy in an effort to get her back in a good mood since we had two sessions back to back yesterday. She did fairly well since the therapist took her to sing with the ABA kids and do some socialization. After speech Theresa refused to come out of the office. The ladies ( I should say lady b/c only one was in there yesterday) said she could sit and play with the legos between appointments. The ABA therapist was next, they worked on “No” and waiting.

Theresa’s therapist are awesome! OK we have more therapy today and at some point I’ve got to wash her training pants so that I have enough clean to make it through the weekend without having to soak up urine out of the carpet. Gross I know but we have almost three full days again to work on potty training. She’s starting to give signals but she can’t express that yet so we’re trying to get there.

The appointment that wasn’t

Yesterday morning I got up at 5:30 to give myself time to have a cup of coffee, etc before I got Theresa up. Well, there wasn’t any running water and a cat let himself in through the vent. I thought the pipes were frozen and hoped nothing would bust. Wrong. The pump had cut itself off in the night, nice and expensive to repair or replace since I have no idea how to do either. Well of course the morning went on, Theresa got up and dressed, pretended to eat breakfast etc.

Well, when we went to leave I realized I didn’t have time to defrost the windows. So I’m out side in the cold without a coat while Theresa sits in the back seat as the truck warms up waiting on me to scrap the ice off my windows. I didn’t do a very good job and I noticed that my windshield had a crack all the way across in front of the lower half on the drivers side now instead of just a little chip from where the rock flew up and hit it. Fast forward we leave and I get down the road a bit before I decide that I have to stop and clean the windshield some more because I can’t see.

Well, windshield is clean and we’re on our way. Until I start to smell something and realize smoke is coming in through the gear shift. So we pull into a parking lot and call home. Hubby calls the office we’re going to and leaves a message with the answering service. About 15 minutes after we’re supposed to be there the same office calls to see if we’re on our way because they didn’t see the message yet. Work that out and wait on hubby with feet freezing. He locks himself out of the house before he can come check on us. Lovely.

Finally we get home go and go through rescheduling before discovering that the woman we were supposed to see decides she can use someone else’s results to draw her conclusions so we don’t have to wait so long for the results. Now I’m trying to get rid of things that no longer fit, are broken and I just don’t want to have less to do and save some money.

OK I’ve got articles in my head so I’m going to be going for now but I’ll be back to update the other two blogs later today. Some antifreeze would have saved me a lot of headache, remember to check yours!