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First Day of School


Today was the first day of school for the kids. I'm so glad to be back to routine. Did I mention, sooooooooooo glad? I am a creature of routine and summers get me totally off kilter. Not to mention, this means Larry and I are back to fun Friday. :-)

Dustin had his first follow up appt. today after his hospital release. He has another follow up with the surgeon tomorrow. Over the coming weeks he'll have all kinds of follow ups to get checked and re-checked several times to make sure no trace of MRSA is left. He'll have follow ups on his blood work, and more. Today Dr. Watson gave him the go ahead to go back to normal diet. He wants pizza tomorrow. (I had already made pot roast today for dinner because it was the first day of school and I know it's everybody's favorite.) I guess tomorrow night, it's Amici's take out for dinner!

Savanna and Jordan had a good day at school. They like their teachers a lot. We've completed the first day mounds of paper work that have to be returned to the school. We're all set for a great year.

Dustin is going to be starting in January. Right now he's just working, what will be 30 hours a week. He has gone and met with the school and all that however, he had to take a placement test and being that he is on such heavy medications (he's still on them) and not really in his right frame of mind (to say the least) he can't really take them. This illness really set him back a little bit, but we're not worried, not upset. This is not tragic. It will give him a little bit of breathing space, then he will get off of his medications soon, go take the test, and begin. Quite truthfully, he was completely burned out at the end of the school year and I was worried about him. It probably led to being run down and sick. He is the type of kid who gets very stressed out with school. I think this actually might be the best thing that could have happened (a short break) in the long run. Right now we are still concentrating on getting him 100% well. And I'll be glad to have him off the meds. He really says some funny, yet inappropriate things. And is just not "himself."

I can't reiterate enough how glad we are that he is okay...that he is on the mend. All kids have not been so blessed. Lisa Currie sent me an article from Bay News 9 this week that details how MRSA is affecting people in the Bay area, even kids who have died. This is a really serious tihng and to know that he has made it though and is on the mend...we are just so grateful to God. Thank you, God, for your hand upon his life.

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