Sunday, August 23, 2009

Halloween Sneaky Peaky

I'm still working on art. Here's a photo to prove it.

I am working on art, seriously, no don't laugh....okay, laugh. I sure could use a laugh. Life is just a little chaotic these days. Who knew 4th grade would be filled with so much homework. I am finding that many nights Sloan isn't making it to bed until 9 due to all of the assignments she has. The good news is that we are getting her into a little homework routine.

Crazy #2 is that Sloan is still feeling terrible. She will have a good three weeks of feeling relatively okay and then a week or two of throbbing joints and headache, sore throat and ringing in her ears. This week has been one of those weeks. It is seriously draining. I feel so very helpless not knowing what's really going on with her. I took her to the Dr. on Friday and I was so relieved when they saw actual swelling in her hands. That may sound crazy, but my hope is that through this newest set of blood work, we might get some answers. I'm starting to feel like that mom. You know the one that is always bringing their child to the Dr. because they aren't feeling well, then no one can find anything wrong with her. Only something is wrong with my little girl. It just breaks my heart. Nothing feels worse than not knowing how you can help your child.

So you will have to forgive me if my posts are a little sporadic or it takes me a little longer to get back to you and say hello. Please know I am just trying to focus on my little family. Gotta get my little girl well. Please know I'm not trying to write a sympathy post here. I know you all wanted to be kept posted on Sloans' health. Promise to let you know when we find out more.

Hope everyone is having a fun weekend. Promise I'll check in real soon. Hugs to you all-Summie


Kimberly said...

I hope they figure out what's wrong with her. That has to be so hard for you, I can't even begin to imagine!

I don't remember there being THAT much homework in elementary school. That's gotta suck! I hope your new routine helps get it done earlier!

Hey, I have that same paper cutter, I love that thing!!! Enjoy your art!! :o)

Art Nest said...

The Halloween house looks so cute - can't wait to see it finished!

I'm heartbroken about Sloan not feeling well. You keep taking her and taking her and become one of those moms if necessary (the squeaky wheel gets the oil) - You know she's in my prayers~

Jo James said...

Poor little monkey :( I hate it when my kidlettes are sick. And you're totally right, when you take them to the Dr they're always miraculouly recovered (but only while at the office). And the Dr looks at you like some sort of hypochondriac. I hope they figure out what's going on. Have you taken her to an allergist at all? (Just a thought.)
Hugs and well wishes!

Elissa said...

i hope you can manage a good week too. praying for sloan whenever you guys pop in my head.. what would we do without our faith?

and thanks for making me glad that i am only starting on first grade ;-)


The Vintage Sister said...

Thinking about you and Sloan. I hope she feels better soon! Take care of yourself too:)

Ruth said...

I will be praying that they will soon find out why Sloan is not feeling well. It is hard to believe she has so much homework.

I love your art work.


Firefly Hill said...

Hey Summer,
I am sorry to read that Sloan is not feeling must be so hard to do all that homework when you dont feel your best. I hope the doctor can help.

Thinking of you...