Monday, August 31, 2009

Update on Corey

Well, we made it to Seattle... I have to say the Dr. looked at us like we were crazy driving all that way. They did another EEG with sleep deprivation... only could have 4 hours of sleep... (He is still on a small dose of Klonopin) anyways the EEG came back with nothing on it. The Dr. felt it was probably a mixture of the Klonopin and the Lamictal but he felt that Corey shouldn't have had a seizure after being on the Lamictal 300mg for 5 days so he upped the dose to 400mg... he is to stay at 400mg + the small dose of Klonopin for 2 weeks. Then he is to drop the Klonopin and see if the Lamictal will keep the seizures away. If it doesn't then we will switch to a different medication... and so it goes... I am happy that he didn't have a seizure on Thursday though... :-)
Almost done stitching on Angela's wall hanging... just a little bit to go...
Oh and I got 3 gallons of blackberry juice! (I always take my juicer... and then make jelly/syrup later) and then when I got home my girlfriend came over and we made 9 batches of wild plum jam!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Thanks... I'm ok...

Yesterday was a melt down... sorry All... I just had to explode somewhere... it just happened to be here... the Dr's office called and they had a cancellation for Tuesday... so we are headed to Seattle Monday afternoon... will be in Idaho pickin' berries and floating on the river over the weekend... so you won't hear from me for about 5 days... thanks for all the support and thoughts and prayers and everything!
Working on Angela's wall hanging... ;-)
Waiting on the finished stockings... think I need to start Emma's (my neice's stocking this coming week)
Got the new Just Cross Stitch mag... ooo, some cute stuff!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Well, it's Thursday and I now officially hate this day of the week... the last 3 Thursdays in a row Corey has had a seizure. This morning I sat holding my breathe... "ok, we're going to get through the day without a seizure... everything is going to be fine... he's up to full dose for 5 days on his meds... he's been up almost an hour... yep... it's going to be fine... not going to let him play any electronics... just get past the first couple of hours... 9:23am... we're talking, carrying on a conversation... he's quiet... oh, no... not again... please, Lord, no more..." I don't know if I can keep doing this... this week... the last few days... have really been rough for me personally ~ I'm trying to stay calm, be strong for Corey and Mike(DH) and Brandon(oldest)... We are trying to get in to see the specialist... 2nd opinion type of thing... confirming diagnosis... first set for Oct... have gotten it bumped to Sept 10... but not with the same Dr... 1st Dr is epitologist... head of the epilepsy dept... the new Dr is a pediatric neurologist... in the same clinic.
Stitching... I've been working on a swap that I'm doing with Angela... it's very pretty... I like it alot... been admiring the pattern for a couple years... hmm... not saying anymore Angela!!! ;-)
Well, I'll check in later... Corey is going to walk over to his Grandma's... I'm gonna follow.

Monday, August 17, 2009


I scream...You scream...We all scream... for icecream!!!
Ok... so what is your favorite flavor???
There are so many but I have to say that Vanilla is my very most favorite!!! It always has been... you can add chocolate fudge... that's good... but vanilla in general is the best!

my swap with Imi

Here are some pictures of what I got from Imi...
She made me a lovely wall hanging, an ooooh so cute sheep needle book, a cute little pillow, some beautiful Gloriana silk thread and yummy Dutch coffee candy!
thank you Imi!

Friday, August 14, 2009


Well... finished tea towel #1... hopefully none of my family find my blog... or they will see their Christmas presents... and it won't be much of a surprize! lol!

Isn't that just cute??? I found this "store" on Ebay... she sells lots of iron on patterns... this is my sis-i-l... I think she'll love them!!! ;-)

I can't wait to get back the stockings so you can see them. They are going to a new finisher lady... so it will be interesting to see how she does them... hopefully they are like the others... but these are for the mom & dad of the family so... they could be a bit different from the kids'...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I'm here...

Hi everyone...

Did you all think I dropped off the edge??? It almost feels that way... summer is hard... since I don't have a "real" job ~ we aren't on a real schedule.
We've been boating/jet skis... Corey learned how to slalom ski! He's a very determined boy...
We went to Hungary Horse Reservoir... wow! It's probably one of the most beautiful places I've seen...
We have been dealing with the Epilepsy. Corey has had 6 total seizures this summer. The last one this morning... I feel so frustrated and helpless. He will be at full dose on his medication Saturday. We are making an appointment to go to Seattle to see a specialist there. I have yet to hear from their office.

My oldest starts football practice tomorrow. Where did summer go? School starts in 17 days... it all goes so fast.
I watch them go through all these life periences... I ache for them... first love... first heartbreak... unexplainable illness... It's cloudy and rainy here... I think it's affecting my mood...
On a brighter note... I have to post pictures of my swap with Imi! I have a couple of pictures from the scissor fob that I made her...
I've been working on Christmas presents. I finished my sister's stocking. Both her and Bill's are sent to be finished ~ I will post pictures of the end results... I've also been doing some embroidery. I am making tea towel sets. I found the cutest cowgirl/boy day of the week patterns... I just finished the stitching on Monday... have to do the corner fabric and blanket stitch! Soooo cute!
Well, I just wanted you all to know that I am here... just busy! September will be better for communication!