It has been a awesomly long week. Ending in Matt and both getting an upper respitory infection and sinus infections. Good Times!
Better us than the twerps, though!
We had a couple of big phone calls this week.
The first being:
Jake has a sponsor for his wish!
The North Texas Chapter is hosting Wish 100. This is a bicycle event here in Plano that we had planned on attending, because Jake is a " wish kid."
A couple days ago, however, I received a call at work stating that UBS raised $6,000 or more and is sponsoring Jake and his wish!
Wow! Words don't explain the way I am feeling.
Because Jake has a sponsor, we now were invited to join in on the "Ink Party." This is a pre-race party where the wish kids get to "decorate" their team's legs!
Oh the tornado will love being able to wreck some havoc on others ..."legally!"
Go here to check out the event details:
I also received a call that Make a Wish wanted Jake to do a photo shoot!
I sent them some of our pictures from the Dallas Cowboy game and they apparently thought Jake was cute, who wouldn't?!:-)
Therefore, they asked if I would be willing to get him involved in a photo shoot for the National campaign.
Hello?! Of course we would!
We went last night to the photographers casting call. She took a few pictures of Jake and now we wait to see if he "made the cut."
Such amazing opportunities!
I HATE the fact that he can even qualify to receive a wish, but since he can I am glad we are able to have the opportunity to touch others lives.
In Jake news:
His Depokote levels turned out high again. Therefore,we had to cut back on, yet, another dose of the medicine. As much as I hate side effects, seizures pretty much suck and scare the crap out of me.
Last night was his first night without his afternoon dose and it didn't go to well.
Jake was up all night long.
Not only was he up, I suspect some or several seizures.
I woke to "the sound" on the monitor. I ran in after waiting awhile, as I was sleeping and kind of forgot the
"sound" only to find him very postitcal. He was "clucking" like a or clicking his tongue for several minutes as I lay with him. This tells me that the seizure was a lot longer than the ones we have been seeing that are under 20 seconds. I suspect this one was at least 1-2 minutes. Hopefully, that was all it was. I am riddled with guilt for not running in there sooner and not knowing how long "it" really was.
I then picked him up at school, lifted him up and felt major arm twitching. This certainly scares me sooo much!! I hope we don't regress and that this is all just with drawl symptoms, as I have read to expect much like a heroin addict or alcoholic coming down from their high.
In good Jake news.....It is UNBELIEVABLE to me that he now, once again, takes showers by himself!
He was doing this before the beast entered our house,but has not in over a year.
Jake now takes showers by himself.
God Bless~ Christine
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