How come everyone can see the picture of Travis with his glasses except for me? I wish I could see how cute he looks!
Kate, if Josh's pain is that frequent and it doesn't seem to be going away and you can't correlate it with anything and you aren't giving him too much positive feedback for it, I would take him in to the doctor. I know that most of the time it's usually nothing worrisome, but you might want to be sure. Claire's is getting to be very debilitating, and it's stopping her from sometimes playing and eating desserts, two of her favorite activities. It drops her to the floor and she starts crying. Our doctor, who does not tend to make too much of a fuss about stuff, will recommend tests if it continues. She already had a urinalysis. Next he's going to check for pancreatitis.
I don't get offended by any language, usually. I get offended by other things, but even then I usually am willing to give the benefit of the doubt in most cases.
S. was better today. On the off chance that he was just having issues due to not eating for several days, and may be cranky and hypoglycemic, I totally overfed him. I gave him more food, more often and sooner than I usually do. I also gave him more of things he loves, like sunflower seeds, that I normally limit. He completely pigged out. I also did not get him into situations where I would have to say no to him, so I don't really know if it helped or not, but he remained cheerful and eating most of the day.
Tomorrow I have to take Ro in for a surgical consult. He's got a gigantic set of balls, unfortunately due to a communicating hernia, and it's been getting worse over the last four months. This is new since he turned four. Even though I know rationally it's a really simple surgery, I can't help but think of all of the worst-case scenarios. I'm sure I'll be a wreck the day of the surgery, but I'll do my best to hide it.