Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Teacher on Board

Just to be clear regarding my last post, any decision to take "flight" would not involve withdrawing Jack from school this time around. The question for me was, do I just ignore the school district's non-compliance and, as Susan suggested, just wait it out until a teacher is found, or do I file a complaint and make a point of the district's non-compliance.  For the time being, I don't have to do either because I received an email yesterday letting me know that they found a teacher (for the first quarter, anyway).  She came today and the word I hear from Kristi is that she was quick on the uptake with regard to learning and using the eye gaze communication device.  So, it's all good for now.

I called the urologist's office today to find out if they received the report from the Chicago lab regarding the composition of Jack's urine and what might be the culprit for the formation of Jack's kidney stones.  I was told the report is in, but, unfortunately, the urologist is out all week.  So, I won't get the results until next week.  If I wanted to push the issue, I could ask someone else in the practice to call me and read me the report, but our appointment with the nephrologist isn't for a few weeks, so I'm okay waiting until next week.

Hard as it is to believe, the month of October is nearly upon us and that means it's almost time for the 1500 mile trek to St. Louis.  Jack has appointments with six doctors over the course of four days, as well a bronchcoscopy/EUA.  Last month, I added an appointment with the St. Louis urologist - I want to get a second opinion on all the kidney stone stuff.  I've requested and received copies of the most recent CT scan and all reports from PCH that I will forward to the St. Louis urologist before our visit.  I also need to find out which report specifically documents what exactly happened that caused stones to end up in the peritoneal cavity.  Although I have confidence in the Phoenix urologist, I'm anxious to get someone else's take on this whole thing.

I feel like for the first time in a long time, things are settling down with Jack. (Do I dare articulate that?) He's had a good few weeks and he's so happy again.  And, a happy Jack makes for a happy mom.

My weekend away was fabulous.  I got to relax, read, sleep in, drink, eat s'mores and hike in the pines.  It doesn't get any better than that.

A few phone photos to share from my trip up North ...

The menu from the place we had lunch on Saturday. I couldn't agree more with Mr. Franklin :)

I could have hiked all day, but we only had a few hours because we had to head back home.  We've already planned our next hike - we're shooting for an all day hike.  Can't wait!

I love Arizona pine country. 

Have a great rest of the week y'all! :)


Gr8Life said...

It's great you got some time away what a refreshing way to relax!
Thanks for the update

Susan said...

I'm so glad it resolved with a minimum of fuss and that you had a great weekend. XOXO.

Melisande said...

Sounds like you may be on your way to getting things settled, which will be a relief! XOXO!!

Clara said...

What a beautiful place to hike! I'm so glad to hear that Jack is a happy camper, and Love to hear that you relaxed and enjoyed yourself. Finished Jack's portrait today. Please send me your address to send it :). Hugs