Monday, January 30, 2012

His Head Is What?

For those of you that aren't aware we do have a grandson that is 9 mo. old.  My son phoned me this morning concerned as he had a received a call from my dil who had just come from an appt. with the pediatrician for Andrew's checkup.  My son's question to me was "did I have a big head when I was a baby?"  No, his head was normal as I recollect.  In all seriousness the doctor is concerned that Andrew's head measurement since his 6 mo. to his 9 mo. visit is too great.  As I recall when he was born his head measured 14 in.  They have a Cat Scan scheduled tomorrow morning to hopefully dispel any concerns or problems.  No, I am not privy to the 6 mo. measurement but I do know that today it measured "18 something."  So his current head size isn't the concern but the growth rate since last visit.  Whoops, I think I already said that.  Please excuse me but I am a concerned Nanni at the moment. 

I (being a disabled & retired R.N.)  have lost all sense of rationability and nurse sense.  Strange how we lose all perspective when we are concerned about a family member. 

I keep reassuring myself someone mis-measured or documented the wrong head circumference at one of the two visits or both.    I know one thing for certain, he has a perfect, beautiful head. 

I shall pray and wait patiently for the results of the CT scan tomorrow.  Please keep Andrew in your thoughts.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Deal With It!

Who said living together twenty four hours a day was easy?  My precious husband and I have been living the twenty four hour thing the past month since his retirement.  Honestly it has proven to be easier than I think we both anticipated.  Don't get me wrong there have been a few bumps in the road but nothing a little patience and a few minutes alone can't resolve.  He has heard, "deal with it," a few times, such as when I sat down to write this.   Truly he is an angel of a husband.

His application for SS Disability is complete, he has had his phone interview and now more forms have been received for completion.  I had to complete a set of forms about how his disability has affected him from A to Z.  So the saga continues. 

My fingers have been busy this month with my crocheting.  I got a bee in my bonnet and made several baby bonnets.  As you can see our poor Maggie is fed up with being my model.  She is such a good sport. 

I found the granny square bonnet pattern on-line and I am sorry I can't give its author credit as is customary because I can't find the link I am certain I saved. 

Brain fog, cog fog or whatever you choose to call it has been ever present lately.  It doesn't make crocheting easy either.  I love simple things that require basic steps.  Right now I am working on a scarf that does require the use of my brain.  I feel it is best to challenge one's self from time to time.  Hubby has some cog fog issues too which is double the trouble for us.  I found the bag of pinto beans I planned to prep for cooking in the bedroom the other day.  How did they get there?  I am sure hubby put them there to fool with my head.   Now he is my excuse.  This just might work out.

Have a nice week everyone.