It’s been dreary but boy oh boy, my grass is bright green and all of my plants are looking BEAUTIFUL! We had so much rain yesterday that it caused a bunch of flash floods and they ended up delaying school for 2 hours this morning. I am not sure that was necessary but my boys sure were happy!
It’s been another busy week. I spent the first part of the week trying to get caught up from our houseguests. It always takes a few days to get back on track but things are back to normal now. We are back in to our regular chaotic schedule–tee hee!
I didn’t do much shopping this week. I usually shop on Wednesday when I walk the store for the Happy Report but this week I had to get there when the doors opened. I wanted to make sure that I could get all the pictures and then run to school and grab Jeb-a-doo to his eye doc appointment. I knew we’d be sitting in the waiting room for a while so there was no way I was going be able to shop or my food would spoil.
I am going to go tomorrow as I want to take advantage of the gas card and I have to go pick up Jeb’s new prescription. This visit was the first time he has not made improvements in his “bad” eye since we started patching. The doc said that he either has to patch every hour he is awake or we have to put a drop in his good eye to blur it to make him use that “bad” eye. Neither of those options were very appealing to me. Honestly they both made me so sad. School is already hard enough…I don’t want Jeb to have to deal with having to wear that patch and deal with kids staring and possibly picking on him. And yes…kids are that mean!! Then…if I do the drops what if he has issues seeing and that causes him bigger issues and he falls or has an accident or has trouble with his work at school. PLUS–holy moly…can you imagine how much fun it will be trying to get that drop in his eye every single day!!!
See…neither option is a good one! BUT…it’s now or never. If we can’t get improvement now it may never happen. He is at the age where we may have gotten as much progress as we can get. He has made incredible progress with the corrective lenses and patching. Basically from legally blind to 20/50. That’s incredible…but as it stands he’d have to get a special license when it comes time to get his driver’s permit which is a bit of a bummer. If we can just get a little more progress and get him to 20/30 he’d be good to go!
So…I have opted for the drops for April and May while he is in school. We’ll go back and check the progress and keep our finger and toes crossed that it works. Feel free to send any good vibes our way…I will absolutely take them!
I will be doing my shopping tomorrow. I grabbed about $17 worth of necessities so far this week. I’ll likely go over budget a bit this week as I want to do the gas card deal twice so I may stock up on a few things to get me where I need to be.
How did you guys do this week? Share your weekly totals in the comments or link up.