Friday, February 24, 2017
|Notice the exclamation point made out of candy Kiss foil!|
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
|Loved my crate project for the bathroom|
If you don't know poison control's number you do now. I found that out when Scott swallowed hydrogen peroxide. I explained to him that after he brushed his teeth he needed to gargle with the hydrogen peroxide and then spit it into the sink. Unfortunately, he missed the gargle part and swallowed the peroxide right down. Yuck! I had left to put my shoes on and when I came back I realized that he had misunderstood and then I grabbed the bottle and it said, "if swallowed call poison control," hence I now know the number! Before I called I had him drink a lot of water which I found out when I talked to the person on the line that that was the right thing to do. I was told to make sure he didn't lay down for at least an hour because he may throw up and they didn't want him to have any go into his lungs. He didn't have any problems as a result--but I don't think I will get past it any time soon!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
If you have known Scott for many years you would probably describe him as a very serious person and that would have been an apt description. When he would laugh about something it always tickled me because I knew that something had reached far inside of him and let him relax a little and enjoy a special experience. He also spent very little time in front of the television. In fact he admitted many times that if he would have had it his way we would never have one. Now he spends most of his day in front of the television from the time he gets up in the morning until he goes to bed at night. I plan time each day to get us out of the house so that he can have other distractions but when we walk in the house the television has to come on. I tell you these things to explain a silver lining that I have been experiencing. Scott laughs! So many things make him just burst out laughing and although I don't think he always understands what is going all he seems to relish the absurd. I have grown to love that sound of laughter and I am so grateful that I get to experience so many things through his eyes now that he can enjoy even a moment of happiness. Just thinking about his laughter makes me smile!