Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. They live with their mom, Mary, who is the writer of this blog. Jacob is 19 and is now four inches taller than his mom! He also has ADHD and gorgeous red hair. He is a freshman at a technical college studying computer maintenance. Elijah is 15! He is in 9th grade and he is not in ROTC at his high school. He also had red hair, but it is lighter and not as thick as his brother's hair. He is hearing impaired(auditory neuropathy) and wears two cochlear implants. He also has tourette syndrome, ADHD, OCD and anxiety! Mary just started her 25th year as a teacher of the deaf. She is also in her last semester of graduate school to be a diagnostician! She will graduate in December of 2015!

Monday, February 18, 2013

My Day Off and Doctor Visits

I took the day off from work today to take the boys to the doctor. I had originally planned on only taking half a day and taking the boys to the pulmanoligist(asthma doc), but then Elijah needed a check up with the psych, so I made it a whole day!

Overall, it was a good day. We slept in to 7:30, which was really nice. We had a lazy morning and then Elijah and I left around 9:15 to go and see the psych. It was an awesome visit. We talked about how well he was doing and she noticed a significant decrease in his tics, just from the time we were in the office. I left her the paperwork to complete for camp. It has to be dated for next week, so I couldn't get it today. Elijah and I left there to run a few errands and then dropped off his prescription at CVS. We also stopped and grabbed a pizza for lunch and brought it home.

Our original pulmanoligist appointment was for 2:10, but due to a scheduling problem on their end they called and we moved it to 4:00. We spent the afternoon at home and just hung out. I paid a few bills and just enjoyed the time at home. I started some chicken in the crock pot and cooked some rice! We got to the doctor's office around 4:00 and left around 5:15. This was actually a quick visit and now we just had to fight traffic home. We arrived home around 6:00 and dinner was basically done, so we warmed things up and ate.

I think all of us needed an easy day today. Just a day to not have to do a lot of chores and to relax. The next doctor's appointment is on March 4th to see the neurologist!

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