October Updates

Hello All!
Whew…it’s been a busy month.  We are still here just wrapped up in life.  
First things first – Addison has had 3 back to back strep throats which means that surgery is a go.  I’m currently home with her today.  She just finished an antibiotic on Sunday (from her previous strep throat that she got one week after finished her last prescription) and woke up this morning with a fever and sore throat.  Her tonsils are inflamed.  We have a doctor appt this afternoon with her family doctor and consulted with her ENT this morning.  We are awaiting a callback from the ENT’s nurse to schedule her surgery.  We are nervous.  As parents I think the hardest part is the risk of surgery and anesthesia.  We are praying that all goes smoothly.  At this point it’s about giving her a good quality of life and removing her tonsils that are a grade 4+ for anyone that is familiar with the tonsil grading.  She sleeps restlessly and had some behavior issues early on this school year that we believe was due to lack of quality sleep and being sick.  Since she’s been on meds and treating the tonsillitis her behavior has dramatically improved and she’s coming home from school with good behavior reports.  

Secondly, Enzo is doing good.  Growing up so quickly.  Next month he will be 3 already and showing us some of “3’s” behavior we remember so well from Addison.  He loves being outdoors.  You cannot keep this kid in the house.  He loves sports and throwing the football in the yard with Daddy.  Whenever football comes on TV he says “Mommy look – Tackle Tackle.”
Lastly, an update on my Meniere’s.  I’m seeing improvements from the upper cervical chiropractic.  My chiro doctor is awesome.  In addition to being a chiro she is also a professor at a well known chiropractic college.  As soon as we get a symptom eliminated she is onto researching some of the lingering issues.  Just this week I met with her and she talked about TMJ.  She is spending time outside of my appointments researching symptoms to get to the bottom of my issues.  Brian is skeptical of everything but I told him that my dentist had mentioned to me that my jaw opens to one side which can cause – dizziness, vertigo, ear aches, headaches, neck and shoulder pain.  She is now focusing on that to eliminate the last irritating symptom that is not so fast to disappear.  Due to my improvements my appointments with her are now once every three weeks as opposed to twice a week.  I’m still taking the John’s of Ohio Menieres supplements and eating a low sodium diet.  I’ve also been eating lots of organic foods and some gluten free foods.  I feel more energetic and have lost some weight so that is the only plus to having this annoying disease.
I recently had a job change at work.  Still the same company I’ve been with for over 10 years but a better opportunity and more room for growth.  One of the perks is that I get to work from home one day a week!  

My other blog about local family fun is doing tremendously well.  Just this week I was asked to be on a radio show to talk about the website.  Details are in the works. 

Brian and I were able to sneak another date night in last week thanks to my parents watching the kids.  We saw Garth Brooks in concert and it was amazing.  We’ve also been visiting several pumpkin patches in the area with the kids on the weekends.  It’s still been in the 80‘s so hard to imagine this is fall :)   We’ve been taking lots of pics but I have had no time to post any pictures. 
This weekend my brother is coming to visit and I’m really looking forward to seeing him.
Off to another doctor appointment.  Hope everyone is doing well!    

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