Wednesday, September 30, 2015

My Personal Weather Forecaster

Have you ever heard the old wives' tale that some people can tell the weather based on their aching bones?  Well, it is SO true.  The VEPTR moms have had many discussions on it!

Enter this week's weather forecast...in case you've been hiding under a rock, Hurricane Joaquin is heading our way.  RUN!!!!  Get your toilet paper and milk!!!!!!



We have already gotten quite a bit of rain, and are forecasted to get much more even BEFORE Joaquin hits.

What I have learned in the last 5 months is that heavy, sustained rain = a bad back day for Abby.  So these next few days are going to be fun!

She was totally fine this morning and it wasn't raining anyway, so I didn't think anything of it.  Then I got a call from the nurse saying she was in a lot of pain but refusing to take her medicine.  Ugh.  C'mon, Abby!  They called Caleb down to try.  Bless his heart, he tried, but she wasn't buying it.  My dear friend B finally convinced her to down it.  I'm pretty sure she needs to be added as a supplementary service provider in her IEP as "personal conjoler."  BUT, I did find out that B was justly rewarded with a shy little "I love you" sign for the first time later in the day.  :)



Turns out, I forgot to mention that she absolutely refuses to drink medicine out of a medicine cup.  Oops.  A large bag of 10 ml syringes is in her backpack as we speak.

Live and learn.  Abby keeps us on our toes!  I expect that she will probably need pain meds regularly over the next few days until Joaquin decides to leave our little town...if you need updates on the weather, just ask Abby!

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