Hello my friends, I have been missing you. I think I might have an answer for all my headaches. I went to the doctor yesterday after major headache number 7 in 20 days and she thought I had a sinus infection. Of course I was not a believer in this as I had no symptoms but went and got my x-rays to be a good girl. Sure enough she was right and now I am on antibiotics and steroids to help this go away. I am exhausted if I am honest, they were coming so fast I could not keep up and when some occur while you are working on a special needs child, well that is just tough. I am keeping my fingers crossed I will be headache free soon and will be able to catch up with all of you. The computer is still causing me some visual sensitivity so I can only use it in very small doses, writing this post that has taken me much of the day to complete.
Last Friday Little Buddy started his horse riding therapy and he was so happy. It had been raining for days so I wasn't sure we would get it in but we did. Can you believe his insurance will pay for ten lessons? I think it will really help his core stability, help loosen up those hips and legs, and help his trunk control. Its is a very far drive but it is worth it to get him the help he needs.
I finished my second Ete Cardigan by We Are Knitters. I tried a different sleeve on this one because the last one I made the sleeve was just too wide at the end, beautiful but wide. Okay for a twenty something but not so great for me. I tried all different combinations of stitches and finally went with a decreasing double crochet. It ended up a bit wide at the top but still really works. And best of all the sweater fits and I really think I will use it. Well maybe when it isn't 92 degrees out. I used almost the total amount of 5 skeins of yarn. I wasn't playing yarn chicken because I have three more skeins in this color I ordered by accident, still it was nice not to break into a new skein. I made the L/XL with a size H hook, and We Are Knitters, The Cotton yarn in the color Wine. Approximately 1,160 yards of yarn used for this sweater. Number 3 will be started in a little while, I have a few other things to make first.
I thought I would show you the boys in my office while Little Buddy typed his spelling words this week. I am going to start focusing more on typing because that will be necessary for his future success. I bribed him with one grain sweetened chocolate chip for every word he typed, he loved it. We had some neruopsychological testing done this week and while he has made absolutely amazing progress in his life we still have a long way to go. I was a bit overwhelmed with the information but now that I have had time to absorb it all I am in the planning stages to get him the help he needs. I am always better when I have a plan. The one thing the psychologist said was she was amazed he is even functioning at all with all the brain damage he had at birth. She told me she had never in all her years of testing come across a child with this much damage that has rewired his brain this way. I told her she has joined a club of all of us who are astonished by his continued amazing progress. We have many mountains to climb with this miracle magic boy of mine, but I am betting on him and that amazing brain of his.
Hope to see all your news soon my friends and catch up on all your news. Have a great day.