Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Scary Aunt Fiki

I thought I might tell a tail of my crazy family. We tend not to follow the rules. We are out spoken and vaguer. My parents should be so proud. We are the kind of sisters that decide we do not like your kid's hair cut and while you are 600 miles away we will decide amongst ourselves to shave your kids hair and laugh so hard we have tears at the thought of you being extremely pissed...true story. Sorry Sarah.

I tell you this story to explain how the torture of my nephew James started. Awhile ago my parents came to Florida from Alabama to visit. They brought my sister's son James with them and my sister (his mom) stayed behind in Alabama. I don't remember why they were here just a visit? a funeral? ah not important right now. While they were here my sister Patricia (Aunt Fiki) apparently made him go to sleep at a reasonable hour (not 4am etc like my sister allows) and we totally nearly shaved his head for our own amusement one day (I swear it was Tricia and not me I "fixed it".) ...P.S. his hair was long and in his eyes...he looked like a girl....he was a cute little boy when we were done. :-)

Since this trip my nephew DISLIKES Aunt Fiki A LOT. If he is doing something bad they pick up the phone and tell him Aunt Fiki is coming over etc...this usually get him to do what he wants. Well, apparently last night they found a new way to torture my sweet nephew James. These are pictures I found posted on Facebook this morning. My sister and mom apparently printed a picture of Aunt Fiki's face and taped to their own face. My nephew kept taking the picture off, crumbled it up, and threw it in the trash can. Then they got Jame's dad involved. He took the picture off his face and then went back to the trash can and hid it at the bottom of the can.

Poor poor James wait until he finds out Aunt Fiki is going to be up there for Thanksgiving this year.

Swwet innocent little James who bites people at random and tortures you while you sleep

My mom impersonating Aunt Fiki

Jame's dad Steven impersonating Aunt Fiki

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Medicaid and SSI delays

It has been well over 30 days since I applied for medicaid for Jacob...the application was filled out on August 3rd and shows nothing since then even though I faxed in everything they told me to. I got a letter from SSI today saying they are still looking for information to determine if Andrew is disabled or not...we are apparently waiting for information from his doctors office and Early Steps. Just more and more delays. I don't really care what their decision is on this...I just don't know if it affects out income bracket once he is determined not disabled...

I got a phone call yesterday saying I had to attend a meeting to determine the "future of LPNs in the ER" where I I can assume this meeting will consist of go back to school or quit. I am not in a position to go back to I have a feeling in the no so distant future I will be leaving the place I have worked since January of 2004. Once I am "fired" or decide to quit I plan to stay home for a little bit...assuming we can trim our bills and make it work. This decision should "fix" Jacob's medicaid issue and I will probably go ahead and try to enroll the kids in Florida Healthy Kids in January.Then I will be the only one insurance less. I was looking at my mortgage yesterday...I think we may qualify for a modification if we only have 1 income. Our mortgage will then be 36% of our income...apparently they will modify it to be 31% I am trying not to worry so much. I know it is all in God's hands. Once I am jobless Jacob will receive some kind of check, just not sure how much will it be $5 verses $680 who knows....

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

G-Tube mishap #2

I totally told Jill I was going to blog about this!

I have had a very eventful day. The morning consisted of Physical Therapy 9:30, Vision Therapy 11:00, Wheel chair guy showed up to change handles on wheel chair 11:30, got kids ready for VPK...dropped off at 12:15, Jill came by and took Jacob for the night!!!! 12:30, Picked Christine's kids up from bus stop and drove across town to their grandma's house 1:30, picked girls up from VPK 3:30, took kids to the park with my friend's kids 4:30, 5:30 took the kids for ice cream at McDonald's and more playing in the play place, 6:30 Jill calls because she broke Jacob......

Yes, Jill's fat roll broke Jacob. She said she was holding him while he was getting a feed and he was crying. She picked him up to sooth him and apparently the tube got caught under her fat roll/button of her pants of something and all she heard was a "pop" ***I'm sure everyone is thinking Jill is a huge fat person...but she is not :-)***There the g-tube was, balloon still inflated no longer lodge in his stomach where it should have been. As you can see from my morning activities I apparently forgot to pack a very important thing in his bag for Jill...the spare mickey button and a syringe for the mickey button :-(

Jill calls me asking what to do (his g-tube has never fallen out before EVER...thanks Jill's fat roll LOL) I was like PUT IT BACK IN! She was like the balloon is still inflated and there are no syringes to let the water out!!! I'm like SHIT!!! cut a hole in the balloon and shove it back in!

I was not home...I was at my friend's house. So, I had to drive home get my ONLY spare button then drive back to the other end of town to her house to "save" Jacob.

Replace the button and Jacob was back in business.

Jacob is still at his Jill's house. He loves her and she is the ONLY friend (not counting my sister) that has been willing to step up and learn how to take care of helps that she is a nurse too :-)

Thank you to Mrs. Jill for giving me a break and a full nights sleep....even if your fat roll broke him temporarily Love you!!!

He is totally only allowing her to watch Nick Jr. though LOL He loves Moose A. Moose!

Friday, September 9, 2011


Why did he have to die? I lay awake at night and wonder this a lot. Why couldn't I have 3 healthy little boys? It hard watching Andrew run around talking, screaming and playing while I long for Logan and wish better things for Jacob. I wish Logan and Jacob could run and play with Andrew and Ava.