Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

ash update...

today ashley and i had another appt with the concussion clinic.

we are finding out that this sort of injury is NOT an exact fact it is very much a hit or miss kind of event.

the doc comes in and sits down and talks...he asks ashley tons of specific questions and then based on her answers he comes up with a medication cocktail and guidelines for school and studying.

it has been determined that she MAY have the type of injury where she does better learning from a "verbal" type setting instead of a "reading/studying" type setting. to adjust her learning a bit we are going to get pre-printed class notes so that she may just sit and listen to the teacher talk instead of scrambling around to write everything down that they say. he feels that if she can just listen and concentrated on what is being said she will retain it better than if she is having to writing it down. then we are to read assignments out loud into a recorder and then play them back as a study help. this is going to be different...but we are willing to give it a try.

so...we are going to give this a try for a month and see what happens.

i hate this SLOW progression but there really isn't much they can do for her. her head needs to heal on its own. all we can do is try and get her through each day as less frustrated as we can.

kelsey is loving her new job. she had the day off today and off to the eye doctor. her eyes are a tad bit more nearsighted (sad the things the kids have to inherit from their mother) and just for the record dr barbie...PEANUTBUTTER CUPS are NOT on my diet and you need to do something about that FOOD NETWORK that you play on your tv 24/7. it was torture going to the eye doctor and i was not even the one with the appt.

(just kidding...i need "fun" abuse like that from time to time to remind me that i am in training AND there was this awesome stuffed lobster and oysters casino recipe that someday i may actually give a try). its like i have my learners permit and need to be directed from time to time.

i once heard that inside most of us there lives a skinny person struggling to get out...but that they can be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake. does anyone know if this is true?

thanks for checking in


ps...i was just wondering how many of you actually went out and bought the duct tape and those handcuffs????


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tammy, it sounds like the doctors are really trying with Ashley. I am impressed with their approach. As far as the diet goes, you are another day into it, good job. It is soooo tough but you can do it.
Jim and Judy

November 05, 2009 8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds like great motivation. It seems every time I'm on a diet I obsess about food. So that is my excuse. I'm so glad that you decided for yourself that you wanted to diet. It sounds like a great goal. It also sounds like great fun and even if I was light enough for the zip line, I'm afraid of heights!!! Love to you, Lu Ann

November 06, 2009 12:32 PM  

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