Thursday, November 08, 2007

Sick sucks

I hate when the kids are sick. Sam has an ear infection. He is absolutely miserable. The drainage is terrible and his coughing at night is like when he had croup. He literally cannot breathe. That was the scariest time ever and we're doing it again. Mady has a fever now, too. I'm so tired it's not even funny. Sam coughs and whines all night, Mady tosses and turns and whines all night. I just need some sleep.

On a brighter note, I had Sam's parent/teacher conference yesterday. His teacher is incredibly sweet. She kept talking about how incredibly smart he is. She said it amazes her the things he figures out. Things that most of the kids in the class don't. It was nice to hear. She also said that when she reads to them and then asks questions he's one of the only ones that can always give her an answer. We talked about his speech and she said she isn't sure if it's just from getting used to it, or that it's getting better, but she can understand him better. I brought up our question of holding him back from K a year, mostly because of his speech. She pointed out that he already has most of his skills needed for K. She said that the Speech Pathologist also remarks on how smart he is. She said his speech eval he had last month was similar to his first one, where he was very far ahead on his auditory comprehension (he was 3 years 3 months, but tested at 4 years 11 months). I have an IEP (individual education plan) meeting at his school next Wednesday. I will get the results of his evals there. Anyways, I got the impression that she didn't really think speech problems were a reason by themselves to not start K. I wish it wasn't so hard to make decisions.

Pray for me as I try to get Sam's medicine into him.

1 comment:

MommyK said...

I feel for you. Maureen is really congested today, and all she needs is sleep, but she can't because she's snotty.