Monday, February 23, 2009

Monday 2/23/09

Today's my birthday. We'd already had our celebrations; though tonight we had birthday cake and just hung out together - no tv, just us, which was nice. Both of the kids had homework that took a while.

I received several phone calls with birthday wishes today. Everyone always asks how Jessica is doing, and, in asking, I've been questioned how she's going to get all her school credits and finish high school on time. And in reading another blog that's trying to decide the school issues also (but probably doing a better job at it), it's got me thinking about it. I don't know if she will finish on time. Right now, we're having to take things one day at a time. At the end of this school year, she will be a half a year behind, and I don't know of any options to make up those credits. What do we do? And how do you do it? How do other children with CFS make it to school all day and manage a full load? I'm still hoping we'll get there.

We got caught up on shots today - Matthew's allergy shot, and Jessica's B-12 shot. And I think Jessica's finally accepted getting a shot and getting used to it. She actually wanted and asked to go in by herself to get her shot (instead of fighting it). She couldn't, of course, but it was nice that it was so much easier this time.

Jessica is a little tired tonight, but not too bad.


Waterstone Jewelry said...


Second, I don't think many CFS kids can make it to school full time. You know she will finish. The important thing right now is her health.

Do you have any online options in your state? In Georgia you can do the online part any time of the day, which makes it easier.

Take care,

Sue Jackson said...


Glad to hear you had a nice celebration with your family.


Us said...

Thanks Lori!

I know she'll finish, but I do wonder when. I don't think she realizes that she's behind. She was doodling "Class of 2011" the other day, and I'd like to see that happen. I'm still trying to find options. There is the Arkansas Virtual High School, but our school would have to be signed up with them first and her school counselor would have to sign Jessica up. So I'd have to talk them into it, and there would be some hoops to go through. I'm still looking into it though.

Take care,

Us said...

Thanks Sue! I enjoy birthdays, so it was nice! I hope you're doing well.