Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Busy Times

Well, I have hesitated to post this, because as you know, after I mention these appointments our insurance gets goofy on us. But, I think it is safe to say we are having Benjamin's "BIG" appointment on Thursday. He will actually have three appointments in a row at a place in Waco called Camp Hope, which isn't exactly what it sounds like. It is an actual doctor's office with therapists and so forth. They do indeed run a camp as well with Hippotherapy for lots of kids. (BTW, hippotherapy is actually therapy with horses, not hippos.) This first session should be able to give us an idea of what we are looking at. We have realized, over the last few months, that we are not looking for a label, just tools to equip Benjamin with to help him thrive in different aspects of his life. We are excited for Thursday to get here!
Starting yesterday, I started keeping my friend Rebecca's baby, Kylee. She will be hanging out with us most weekdays for the month while Rebecca finishes out the school year (she teaches across the street at "our" elementary school). The boys seem to be enjoying having a little girl around! Jonathan is very curious about her and wants to "pat" her all the time. He has even started saying "babeeee" when he sees her. Benjamin is very loving toward her and always wants to help with her bottles and checking on her while she naps. Below is a pic of Kylee and Benjamin.
Last night ended up getting a little crazy. I was a little down to hear that my dad will be needing some radiation treatments toward the end of the summer. Many of you know this already, but my dad had prostate cancer about a year and a half ago with surgery following pretty quickly. The doctors were pretty confident that they had "gotten" all of the cancer at the time. But, lately his PSA levels have risen a bit. To be on the safe side, they want to start radiation around August.
Around 11 or so last night, David got a "school call" that needed his attention immediately. He ended up heading up to his campus for a while and getting home sometime after midnight. All in a principal's day. I felt bad for him because he had to be at work early this morning again for the same matter. He runs on fumes towards the end of the school year.
So we are staying a little busy right now (who isn't?) and trying to maintain our sanity. David has a little bit of time off this summer and we are carefully plotting out what to do with it to make the most of it and spend some time together as a family. Hope you all are maintaining your sanity this time of year, too! Please think about us on Thursday. We appreciate all of the support so much.


Amanda said...

Cute picture! Benjamin is so sweet with her! Good luck Thursday - we'll be praying for you (and Benjamin of course!).

J Stolle said...

My prayers are with all of you, especially tonight when I go pray at Adoration.
The Lord will lead you through the maze that is to come and the light will shine at the end of the tunnel.