Medical appointments are a challenge in many regards. For one reason, every appointment begins with the whole list of questions or forms. Even when the office already has several folders worth of Riley’s information, I get to go over every event and medication again. Unfortunately, I do not have instant recall of each medication, dates of surgeries over a lifetime or diagnostic procedures and scans last completed.
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I got an award!
A Huge Thank You to Cinnamon over at Cinnamon’s Spicy Life! Who kindly listed me among a very impressive list: “ Stacie, over at Riley’s Smile because she’s an awesome Mom with SO much on her plate, and does such great things with the Special Needs community.
The story of the Titanic survivors has been prominent in the news lately due to the observance of the 100th anniversary of the April 14th, 1920 disaster. Some survivors talk about the event. Some survivors never talked about that night, up until their passing many years later. I am struck by how survivor stories are told (or not). More so, it has made me think about blogging…
The Ugliest Blog Giveaway Voting continues through the week. Please visit Lady Jane Designs and cast your vote to help brighten up Riley’s Smile. Thank you!
Riley loves food. Dinner is his favorite and feeding him can be quite challenging while he laughs and writhes. He rides his wheelchair much like a first timer aboard the mechanical bull at the local country bar. By the time I got out the video he was much calmer but you get the idea. Much of the meal lands on the kitchen wall and rains down on both of us.
Over the weekend Dad and Riley had lots of one on one time while little brother was on an overnight playdate.
Yesterday morning Riley woke vomiting and soon started with an unusual seizure. For once I had the wherewithal to video.
Our lanai is bursting with blooms and strangely they fill me with melancholy. The white butterfly orchid was delivered to my the morning of Riley’s birth by the kindness of a distant friend. Each time the buds return I remember the anguish John and I were suffering when they first arrived.
The red Cymbidium rarely shows shares its blooms with us. Florida is certainly not the proper home for this beauty. It is one of the few Cymbidiums we held on to after our move from Southern California. It reminds me of the time in our marriage when we were full of hope and great plans. I remember long lazy loving days in Santa Barbara when we had the time and energy to enjoy each other.
Yes, we are making progress in regaining some of that hope and joy in life. It is a process and a difficult journey. For now, I must turn my attention to Riley. Thankfully, he seems to finally be keeping down a meal.
We are all special… Stacie Wiesenbaugh
Falling Off a High-Heeled Life: Make YOUR vote count!! I need YOUR HELP: In BlogLand we come across many wonderful and inspiring blogs one of those blogs for me is Riley’s Smile. I have been following Stacie and …
Falling Off A High-Heeled Life has been amazingly supportive to my blogging efforts and my personal stories. Please return the kindness and visit this beautiful blog. Stacie
Riley has drawn a winner. The giveaway is for the book Different Dream Parenting by Jolene Philo. You may read Ms. Philo’s interview with Rileys-Smile here. Just this morning we put our entries into our large Abalone shell (a souvenir from my life in Santa Barbara) and somehow convinced Riley to grasp one scrap of paper.
I greatly appreciate those of you who came by and entered my giveaway. Thank you so much!