Good Things

I haven’t posted in over a week! What a shame. . . I’m sure you were all just fine though.

We’ve had a lot going on, but nothing to crazy or chaotic–well, no more than usual.

Rex needs ear tubes. He’s had five ear infections in six months and two of those required multiple treatments, so Wednesday I’ll be taking him off in the wee hours of the morning to have them placed. I’m crossing my fingers that he won’t need to have his adenoids removed as well because that hurts a good deal more than just tubes and Rex takes things personally. I have no doubt he will blame me personally for any and all pain that he feels.

I finally did something I’ve been talking about doing for quite some time–I started a website for parents in my local area. It’s busy, but very fun, and we’ve already had interest from advertisers, so I don’t think I could be any happier with how it’s going. It has contributors, which is wonderful because now I have people that I chat with throughout the week about writing and the site. I feel like I’m pushing myself out of my comfort zone in a good way. We even have plans to do some in-person events and I think that will be great for me–I pretty much started living in my computer after Charlie was born and while I’m a big fan of the Internet, I do think it’s good to get out every once and a while and mingle with people who aren’t made of pixels and whatnot.

August had yet another mild gluten exposure and it’s like I finally woke up to the fact that he is going to be battling this for life, or at least for a long time. I want to treat his symptoms and then do nothing when he’s feeling well. That’s not working, though, so I’m giving him several supplements that encourage digestion and healing of the stomach lining. I figure if I can’t eliminate gluten from the the planet, I can at least minimize the effect it has on his stomach. This means he’s getting a daily dose of digestive enzymes, probiotics, and camel’s milk. I’m also adding in slippery elm when I can. I have some other stomach-friendly supplements/herbs I will be investigating and may add those as well. He’s acting happier and friendlier than ever and today I caught him singing the alphabet song along with one of his DVDs.

We are good here. I’m ready for school to resume, so I can get a little bit of a routine going, but life with the four kings is going pretty well.

I’ll see you around.


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  1. Glad things are good. Good luck with everything you’re going through.
    Link to your new website?

  2. Elizabeth says:

    My kids have all had ear tubes(2 or 3 times for some) How old is Rex?

  3. Kristen says:

    Good luck! One of my daughters had ear tubes placed at 2yrs4mths and then again at 3yrs4mths and at that time had her adenoids out at my insistence. The surgery caused mild pain-one dose of Tylenol with codine that night and she was good to go. From that night, my terrible sleeper turned into a wonderful sleeper and she spent the next few months telling me how things smelled. She had never been able to before. She was thrilled with the smell of hotdogs on the grill and horrified when we drove past a dead skunk!

  4. Oh I hope it’s going well this morning. Poor little Rex! Maybe after this surgery, his ear infection days are over.

  5. Tubaville says:

    That’s so cool about your local website!

    I’ve had three kids get tubes, one get tonsils, another adenoids. I hope, for both of your sakes, that he only requires tubes. So much easier.

  6. I never had to deal with the tubes thing but I’ve heard it’s a great thing when needed!

    And I love that August is feeling better and singing the ABC song. :)