When I first got diagnosed with the tumor, and I got sick and sicker from chemo, my 6 year old was concerned majorly for mommy. So I told him I had big owies in the inside and doctor gave me icky medicine that makes mommy sick to help get owies all better. And he would even kiss my eye (where my tumor is) to try to make it all better. I still read to him, I had him put his head on my lap while I read so he still could get that close contact. On my really bad days, I just would go to my bed and have him crawl up in the bed and lay down next to me as I read. He'd either stay the night with me or when someone got home, got moved back to his bed for me. He understood mommy had big owies on inside, and would do the darnest things, like want to take out the trash so I cleverly switched our main garbage to plastic grocery bags so it would be small enough for him to do it. He also liked to take my dishes to the sink. Oh, and he loves to "cook". I let him mix everything, then I "take a turn" after him. That way, he still got the much attention he needed and he felt very grown up and loved.
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis
Medications: Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D, Pro-Air, Pepcid, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl
Undergoing Radiation Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) on Radiation Days