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Andrew is doing GREAT! I kept him home from school today because he said that's what he wanted "I hang out with you Mama, I not ready to go school yet". And of course I was happy to oblige! Having one child at home is so much easier too and it's always a pleasure to get one on one time.
We had a little discussion about his bandage and I've been very impressed with his maturity in leaving it alone since then when I know he wants nothing more than to rip it off. We gave him a good sponge bath tonight as he was getting kinda funky.
After consulting with our ENT & the PM&R doc we are cleared to go to Temple tomorrow for Andrew's second Botox treatment. Please pray this is not too traumatic. He will not be sedated for this after learning about his airway issues but we are planning to give an oral medication to help relax him and hoping it will work. For some kids it does the opposite to, which would not be good. I've expressed my desire to get his main problem area injected first (the calf of his left leg) and then I'll get to make the call on whether or not we will proceed with the other recommended sites: hamstrings, arms, etc. That way if he's struggling we will stop and not put him through any more than I think he can tolerate. He's blessed with some good doctors that really do care about him.
He was quite upset when Granny came to take Adam home to the ranch so she can watch him while Andrew and I go to Temple tomorrow. "It my turn to stay with Granny!!" he cried. So daddy and I took him to see the Princess and the Frog and bought him popcorn and candy and then drove through Central Park to look at the Christmas lights. Hopefully that helped his sadness some.
Now that Andrew's getting older he's beginning to realize that it's always him that has to suffer this stuff and it really makes my heart so very sad. The other day he said "Mama I want Adam get a shot, it Adam's turn", "Mama, you get a shot (if he only knew I'd do this in a heart beat if I could) and "No shots Mama, I no be naughty". Break my heart! I wish I had the words to explain this all to him.
In other news I have to share this Adam funny (before I forget it) that his teachers told me about. Today on the playground the classes were lining up to come back inside and all the teachers were standing together. A little girl, who was a bit hoarse from a recent cold, was upset and crying and Adam pointed his finger at her face and said "You cry like a MAN!" Apparently all the teachers witnessed this and thought it was hysterical. I'm telling you he's going to be a natural with the ladies, always knowing the right thing to say, so sensitive just like his Daddy (dripping with sarcasm here ;-). I LOVE hearing the things little kids come up with.