Thinks have been busy around here and it's been ages since I have been on Share. ( Or it seems like ages only a couple of weeks) I feel like i am working full time with this homeschooling thing plus keeping up with everything else. Add on it's fundraising season for the March for babies. I love this time of year when we start gearing up for the walk but at the same time it's a lot of work. My son does a fundraiser every year to raise money in memory of his brother. This year he is Popping Around the World. We have a big world map and a U.S.A. map and if someone has been there, lived there, or was born there they can make a donation and C colors in that country or state on his maps. We are volunteering more with our local MOD chapter and we are doing a speaking engagement at their kickoff breakfast for their corporate sponsors. It's exciting to be able to do this but also at the same a bit nerve wracking. I love being able to keep Scott's memory going by helping other babies. It has really helped our family let go of the anger and find the joy in his short life. We view the walk every year as a celebration for Scott.
My son gets to visit an allergist in a few weeks and get allergy test done. He has been getting runny noses, and dry hacking coughs which we think are due to allergies. He also gets around cats and his miserable for a week afterwards. This is the same kid who freaks out getting a flu shot. So if anyone has any tips or suggestions in how to get through the allergy testing appointment will gladly take them. I too am seeing an allergist and go before him so hoping that helps since he knows mommy is doing it too...
Hi there, Nikki! It sounds like you are crazy busy with all of your activities. and it's hard to believe that M4B season is getting closer.
It does sound like C has allergies. I react similarly when I go to my mom's house. she has a black lab, and despite my mom's best cleaning efforts, I have lingering effects for days in the forms of runny nose, itchy eyes and having to use my inhaler a lot more.
I had allergy testing done as an adult, so not sure I can give much advice. My testing involved tiny pinpricks on my back, so perhaps it won't be as noticeable for him? Good luck!
I am SO glad to read that the schooling choice is working for you guys. I know it's a lot, but I'm sure you are seeing the benefits everyday:) Very exciting about speaking at the kick-off breakfast! Sharing about your precious Scott to a roomful of sponsors will be trying, but your reality will inspire many and do so much good. I hope all of the allergy testing goes well. Maybe call that office and see if they can tell you more about where they might be poking to give C more info. Is he the kind of kiddo where more info relaxes him or adds to the anxiety? It should put his mind at ease knowing you are undergoing it too.
So glad the home schooling is going good. After this year we are really leaning to virtual schooling for Jadon next year. Good luck on your kick off event. We had a blast at ours last week. I hooe you get some answers from the allergist and some Relief for C!
Cant wait to hear all about your upcoming event.
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