Saturday, December 11, 2010

yum...Pumpkin Pie ice cream :)

Okay so the title has nothing to do with my post, but I really want some Pumpkin Pie ice cream. LOL. Have you ever tried it?? If not, you should.

Guess what?? I got the job!! Yay! Does happy dance! I will be watching Alex who has Spinal Bifidia. She is two years old and is a super cute girl. I will also watch her baby sister Ryan who 3 months old. I am excited to start on Wednesday. The family seems great and was really accepting of the fact that I have CP (unlike other families who would not hire me) and saw it as a good thing because I could relate to their daughter. My disability doesn't affect my ability to care for kids, and anything I have trouble with I just adapt it to make it easier for me. I love working with children (typical or non-typical children) and watching them because the best to their abilities. Ever child deserves to have someone who believes in them and I believe in every child I meet (or read about on a blog :) ).

I finally started my Christmas shopping today. I know, I really need to stop waiting until the last minute for this stuff, but I also need to win the lottery for this stuff. No one is really going to get big gifts from me this year because I just don't have the money for it. Medical bills have just drained me this year. I just want to spend the holiday with my mom and my friends. Thats all I need.

I went to my neurology appointment. Always an eventful trip to say the least. First we talked about how the Baclofen really doesn't seem to be doing what it could be for the spacisity. So she gave me a new drug...I can't think of what it is called right now, if you would like to know, just ask and I will look at the bottle for ya. She also thinks that it is time to do Botox injections in my calfs. She knew I was not found of Botox and it is something we have been going back and fourth on for months, but she thinks we are running out of options. The problem is I either walk on the side of my feet or my feet turn all the way in to the center. This is painful and causes me to fall a lot. Its attractive to try and find a boyfriend with bruises all over your body and falling all the time haha :) . She also wants me to go to a PT that specializes in neurological damage. I am just a mess I guess.

I am checking out a few options for school, so I know if I am making the right decision when it comes time to decide whether I want to continue on with the program I am in or not.

Oh and Bree...I sat outside and a few answers I needed...thanks <3


  1. Xanaflex is something you might want to ask about. It doesn't work exactly like Baclofen, actually I think it has some other approved use but it worked for me for a while. But it can mess with your liver so you need to have LFTs checked every few months.

  2. I am so excited for you! You got the job... Hurray!!! Congrats.. what a lovely Holiday present! Those kids are really lucky to have you. Smart parents for hiring someone as genuine as you!

  3. Right ON, sister. I'm happy for you.

    Merry Christmas!

    Love, Bree

  4. I guess i'm a bit late at reading this post, but none the less Congratulations!!! Those 2 children are very lucky to have you! Happy Holidays.

  5. YAY!!! on the job! Wonderful news..I am thrilled for you. AND I nominated you for a blogger award! I don't know if you know of one of my other blogs- It is a sort of group thing where I post other peoples positive stories etc. well-you have to come over and see-because I think you deserve this. I think you are wonderful :)

  6. Congrats on the job!

    I followed over from Kathleen's Herd; would you like to be added to our Autism Blogs Directory under Personal Blogs Relating to Disability? :-)


  7. Aww...Kathleen you made my day! Though I am pretty sure I don't deserve an award for anything, it means a lot :)

  8. Kim - Thanks for checking out my blog! I love meeting new people. Sure you are more than welcome to add my blog to the directory. :)

  9. I love meeting new people, too!

    Wonderful! I've added you to the directory. :-)