first I want to remind everyone to vote....
we are at 2128 votes and the answer today is MORE THAN 600 dealers that is.... our local paper just emailed me and they are going to do a story to help us:) YEAH! Thank you all for your help too!
I wanted to share those cute pictures. Sam is now out of the car seat at 10 years old. A few months ago, I had taken him out of it but then put him back in it LOL. He is really too big for it so he sat like a big boy yesterday and it looks like the seat belts fit him correctly.
I also took Sarah out of the car seat yesterday after these pictures were taken. We had stopped at a store and when we got back in the van, part of her chest strap had come out from the back. This is the 3rd time that has happened with this car seat so I decided to let her sit in the regular seat. She is the same size as Sam so the seat belt seem to fit her fine also. She is 7.5 years old. In the state of Florida the law is a child must be in a car seat until they are 5 years old. I actually called the Sheriff's office to make sure I was reading it right. I had even kept Steve and Shad in car seats until they were about 6 years old themselves. It's unnerving to me to take them out of car seats but since Sarah's chest strap kept coming off, that bothered me more.
Last night I got to go out with some great friends. Two of my closest girl friends that I've made over the past few years AND my college roommate, who is moving to Florida soon. We all had so much fun together and seemed like they all had been friends for a long time. Friendships as so precious, and so vital to our lives. After I left them last night, I just felt happy and loved:) (and thankful that my husband put the kids to bed for me!)
Yesterday I also took the kittens to "get fixed" UGH! I hated to do it but it is a necessity. They also got all their shots. Last night they were mad at each other and growling. It was cute. The low cost vet place I go to Planned Pethood (they are awesome) gave me meds to give them daily to help with the pain. This morning they already seemed better and weren't so mad at each other.
Selah is doing better daily. she has been off all her blood pressure meds for a week and her BP is perfect. However her heart rate is a bit higher than normal but the doctor said it is normal and we need to quit watching the machine LOL! It had gone up to the 130's when she has used the bathroom but the doctor also said if we had a probe on our finger tip, it would show our heart rate up when we pooped too! I like her numbers to be perfect and always under 80 but he said that is not normal, that the heart needs to go up and down. Selah has not had any 'storms" due to being off the meds. Her new drug is in, the one to take to see if she will respond to more stimulation. We will probably wait out the weekend and give it to her on Monday. I don't want to see her heart rate up too high over the weekend. All the nurses agree that she seems more alert off the BP meds. For that I'm glad, I just get so nervous because I like STABLE and change is hard for me with her. But I don't want anything to suppress her mind at all. I'm so very thankful that she can be taken off both of the drugs (actually 3 doses-one drug was given in 2 different ways) Selah is amazing to me, to think of how far she has come, gives me nothing but hope. I know she has so far to go, but she has ONLY progressed in the past year. So many kids like Selah regress, we have much to be thankful for that we have not had to deal with so many issues other have had to deal with.
That was all our family news....but this is what is on my heart....
I read a report today from Ukraine Medical Outreach