We are back on a tight schedule once again. Sam and Sarah have horse therapy Monday and Thursday mornings and Sarah has an addition session on Friday mornings. Our horse therapist has built a new barn and therapy area which is almost an hour drive from our house so it's a bit of a drive. Then on Thursday once we get home and eat lunch they have Occupational Therapy at home.
On every other Tuesdays Sam has massage therapy and a chiropractor visit-it's also about an hour drive in the opposite direction. Pray for my ten year old van!!!
Sam has an adjustment, has the electrodes, goes on a water bed massage, and has a 30 minute massage. He absolutely is the most cooperative patient LOL
Shad is gearing up to do several things. He is hoping to go on THREE missions trips next year! Have passport will travel! He is hoping to raise the money to go to Uganda, Miami inner-city and El Salvador! He will have to raise about $5000! This Saturday kicks off his first fund raiser for Uganda. Shad will be helping to man a table at a town festival. He is also helping a neighboring church. The church does a "Walk Through Bethlehem" at Christmas time and he is helping them build the set and probably will be in the play. Shad has also been offered a job at our family's favorite restaurant in town. He turns 15 years old next week and will go in and fill out an application then. He is really excited! Our theory of child raising is to keep them busy for the Lord! I've always told the older boys when they were doing things at our church like cleaning or doing yard work that they weren't doing it for me or even the church but for the Lord. (That's also what I tell myself when I'm cleaning a toilet LOL) I think it's actually worked!
Steve is back in the college life! He is the producer for the Fire Football games and is busy most weekends. We haven't seen him since he left in mid August more than a month ago! Over Labor Day weekend he went to Georgia because he was in a friend's wedding. I'm glad for Facetime!!!
Steve is also planning on going back to Haiti next summer to shoot a longer documentary about the ministry he worked with.
Selah is doing good. She has gotten all new equipment. Her new wheelchair has some issues so we have an appointment next week to change out some things. Last month we were FINALLY able to get her into see a Nutritionist. It took YEARS! We have two insurances but both were denying her and it is very expensive to see a medical nutritionist. I was quoted $200 for the first 20 minutes! Anyhow her gastrologist somehow got it approved. For years we'd asked for her to have an increase in fluids-it's a delicate balance with a child like Selah. Too much fluid can cause all kinds of problems but of course too little can too. The Nutritionist agreed to increase the fluids. We'd hoped to add more fluids in order to help her poop better. She often gets constipated. Since the fluid increase she has been doing much better. Things aren't perfect yet but we have no doubt we are on the right track! We give her Prune juice, Aloe Vera Juice and Cranberry juice daily as well as her feeds. She also gets more water now too.
So that's a bit about us. Sometimes I don't know how we do it all but somehow it all works out.