Does anyone else set a pace car for themselves when driving? Like if you need to choose a lane at customs, or pick left, middle or right lane on the highway, so you find a car up ahead in another lane and then see if you ever pass that car, so you know you chose right? Maybe I’m the only crazy one LOL.
It’s stuff like that that I do when stuck in traffic, like this morning when on my way to the hospital AGAIN for more tests for Henri. I swear, soon it will be easier to just deposit my paychecks right into a fund for the Children’s parking lot, ‘cus I’m at the point now where I can drive there in my sleep.
No news yet with what’s going on with him. All I know right now is that the first round of blood tests had the amino acids a bit high, but on the repeat they were ok. What’s annoying is that on the repeat test his lactate was high, so that’s what we had to go and redo today. It’s one of those tests that can be altered by stress and pressure, just like blood meter glucose readings for diabetics. Pressure, as in force- meaning if you have to squeeze to get the blood out, the result will read higher than it actually is. It’s a blood test done from a finger, not a vein, and the blood is kinda sucked into these skinny little tubes, and the first time we did it Henri was struggling in my arms and twisting around. Today he cried but was pretty still, so we should get an accurate reading this time, and I’m sure it will be back down to normal. Still won’t give us any answers, but at least nice to rule things out.
I’ve had to keep him home for the last two days with a bit of an upset stomach, and today besides the blood test he has a WICKED cold complete with the rough, red cheeks, constant cough and sneezing, and a bit of mucous from his eyes (something my kids get when they’re sick). I swear this poor kid can’t catch a break! And it sucks ‘cus we have one of my best friends’ daughter’s birthday party this weekend and I really, really want to go as a family. I hope he’ll be better by then!
I’ve kept him home from school and he naps for 3.5 hrs in the afternoon, so I was able to get a good chunk of knitting done. Dog sweater the second is almost finished:
I’ve only got the tail-end (no pun intended) to go, then the body and cuff ribbings. Yannick’s got bowling and the kids are in bed so while I don’t know if I can finish it tonight, I do see an end in sight.