I had a wonderful day with Jude today. I gave him his afternoon, and evening feeds, and he kept all the food down. He giggled, and laughed all day with me, and I loved every second of his good mood. We even took a walk this evening until we were attacked by a swarm of mosquito's, the little blood suckers! So I turned around after a half a mile, and we headed swiftly back home as I shoo'd the little buggers off Jude's legs, and arms. As I rounded the street corner to our house Emily saw me, and she came running saying I was covered in mosquito's. She quickly got them off my arms, and chest. We live near a nature preserve so I am sure they like to swarm near the creeks, and foliage.
Speaking of where I live I thought I would explain where I work. I have new readers, and I thought it might be worth explaining. When the events following Jude's situation struck Mike, and I had to make a decision regarding who would stay home. Jude couldn't go to daycare because of his severe seizure disorder. I have a long background, and extensive education in insurance, so therefore I made more money at the time. I work for Nationwide insurance the Tim Raine agency featured at the top of my blog. I hold three licenses in insurance, and almost 19 years experience. I love what I do, and I had the health insurance, so........I went to work. Of course, I would prefer to be at home with my children, but I take pride in the fact they live a nice life because of my work during the day. My boss has been very understanding of our situation, and I worked hard at my job. Mike, and my roles have been a bit reversed in modern day "eyes", but we have made it work. Mike is now in a position to where he can look for a part time job. He worked in logistics for years, and even had a freight company until 9/11 drove it under. I think getting out of the house will do Mike wonders. I also sell Scentsy on the side (hence the picture on the right), and that's why I work on the weekends sometimes. I keep hoping we will win that $250,000 lottery scratch off, but it keeps eluding me...hahaha (jk).
So I have read on several of my friends blogs how wonderful the software on the IPAD has been regarding communication with their special needs children. I really want to learn more about this. I do wish I was here more with Jude so I can work more with him in regards to therapy, and exactly what he needs. The nutrionalist, and the doctor have both recommended that Jude have the Nissen Fundo with his G button, due to the amount he throws up. I know this is such a hard procedure on his tiny body. I am wondering what other opinions are regarding this surgical treatment? I am open to any advice. We are hoping to schedule Jude's g button surgery soon, and move on. Jude is currently taking the pediasure 1.5 and it seems to be working wonders! We had to cut out the boost because it was just to much on his stomach. I now have three cases of Boost, and I will be happy to give them to anyone that needs them, just let me know.
The walls in Jude's new room are painted a rustic red color, and we plan to leave them that way. Jude responds to red, and we thought it would be great for him. I wanted to accent the room with black bears, and Alaskan type rustic items. I thought it would be very cute! I am having a hard time finding items, but I know I will find the perfect stuff. I want Jude to have a cute room :).