Friday, October 31, 2008
He's had a few good-sized bowel movements since then, but he's still in (rather significant at times) pain and he still doesn't seem to be "going" normally.
And, of course, he keeps saying that his body (bottom) hurts.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Timothy had an X-ray today to see how much stool he had in his bowels. The doctor could feel it in his abdomen, but he couldn't tell how far up it went and if it gets too far it causes a great deal of pain and discomfort.
We got a call from the nurse right at 5pm. "The doctor says he's gotta lotta poop in there," she told me.
So, he's in pain and discomfort for a reason.
The bad news: Having a lot of poop backed up doesn't change our plan of action at all - we're still going to do the two medications.
The good news: Having a lot of poop back up does mean that we'll get in faster with the pediatric gastroenterologist...they're scheduling an appoint ASAP.
Timothy says "My body hurts" and grabs his bottom. He has a really bad diaper rash, so we don't think too much of it.
The diaper rash goes away, but still we keep hearing him say "My body hurts." He stops going to the bathroom normally and starts passing dime-sized, tiny, hard, black stools--about 4-8 of them a day, to be exact.
We went to the doctor last Monday and the doctor thought he might have pinworms. We got a medicine for the pinworms and were put on Miralax for the constipation. The doctor warned us to expect diarreah.
A week later (this last weekend), Timothy's still passing tiny, hard stools and he's still complaining about his body hurting. He appears to be in a great deal of pain at times. We went to the doctor again today and the doctor could feel stool built up, but he needs to know how far built up it is so we got an X-ray done and also checked his electrolyte level in his blood.
Timothy's been put on a new medication and he's to get an appointment with a pediatric gastroenterologist ASAP.
Please pray for Timothy!! I'm sure he's fine, but I know from experience that constipation is terrible.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Today we had waffle sticks.
8:00 – Morning Walk
8:30 – Free Play, Mommy Cleans Up
9:00 – Breakfast, “School” Time
Timothy did so great during "school" today...and he was happy the ENTIRE hour! We serve breakfast at the school table, and it's entirely finger foods served in a muffin tin. He had french toast sticks, banana, dried apricots, chunks of cheese, and yogurt "dip." He loved it!! We were really surprised by his attention span. We focus on J-O-Y during this time:
We have over 30 CD's of little kids Spanish songs, and some of them are too cute. Timothy loves them, but he wants to hear the same CD over and over again.
11:30 – Sofa Time, Spanish Video, Mommy Cooks Lunch
Today we watched Little Einsteins in Spanish
Today we had bean and cheese quesidillas.
We limit book time to three books. All the books we read today were homemade books, and Timothy loves them. I'll pause and he'll read select words...he has the books memorized.
4:30 – Chinese Videos or Music, Free Play
5:00 – Seat Work, Manipulatives, or Activity
5:30 – Eat Dinner
6:00 – Free Play
6:30 – Bath Time
7:00 – Book Time, Rocking Chair, Videos
8:30 – Sleep Time
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I'm up at 4:30 in the morning, planning our family trip.
Now that we have Jimmy, I'm trying to figure out a way to be fair to both kids.
It's looking like we'll have to split up some. When we get to Austin, one of us will go with Timothy to the Children's Museum while the other one can take Jimmy to tour the capitol building. Now, I know what you're thinking. Touring the capitol can be fun for a child. I know it can. But not at this point in Timothy's development. After being in the car for hours, he will want to run free and play, so the Children's Museum is the best choice.
In San Antonio, we're going to do Sea World, the Alamo, Riverwalk, and Witte museum. We're staying at a kid-friendly hotel with a playgroup a bit off the beaten path (so it will be quiet).
What's really fantastic is that we're a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers and we can get into several Science and Children's museums free! We took advantage of all the benefits last year when we went to Saint Louis and we really got into sevearl museums free, which was nice.
So we're looking forward to it!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
David had used the blower and it was sitting across the sidewalk, blocking the way. Timothy pushed his mower down the sidewalk.
"Excuse me, Blower" he said most politely.
He waited patiently. Nothing happened.
"Blower, Excuseeee me!!" he repeated.
Then, of course, he broke down in an all-out fit because the blower didn't magically get out of his way.
I just thought it was funny that he said excuse me to the blower and expected it to do something!!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
We got it for $20 during last Black Friday after-Thanksgiving sale at Toys 'R Us.
It has REALLY bad reviews online, but Timothy sure loves it. He likes that he can turn it any way he wants for it to project the different constellations (on my arm, on our wall, on his foot, etc).