Monday, March 29, 2010

My Precious update

I am thrilled to let yall know that Abby is doing much better. She is on 2 antibiotics and breathing treatments 4 times per day. We went to see her Saturday and she was so much like herself.

After Joe and I had been there for a bit I asked Abby how her room was looking. She didn't want to look at me, which of course meant it was horrible. Indeed it was. She came in there with me and I said "Abby, there is no excuse for this and you're going to clean your room." At first she was moving soooooooo slow and saying "what do I pick up? I don't see anything." HA! So I told her to pick up her dirty clothes first and put them in the laundry room. That took about 3-4 trips because she is lazy! But she did it. Then we started on the little things that her sister would immediately put in her mouth and perhaps swallow if she were allowed in there. Again she was slow in moving but I kept softly encouraging her. I suggested that she pick up 6 at a time, then put them in the container for small stuff. We compromised on 5. So she picked up 5 and we both counted together. Then she put them where they belonged. Then we went to the things that belong in her big dollhouse that her Nana gave her a couple of years ago for Christmas. We stopped and got a drink then started back again. She ended up picking almost everything in the room. I told her she had done enough because after all she was sick and she was getting short winded. Her mom had wished me good luck in getting her to do any of it but Abby really did listen to me. I praised her and told her how proud I was. Afterwards she wanted me to play with her dollhouse so I did. We had so much fun. I would have kept on for a much longer time but Joe wasn't feeling well and needed to go home. Party pooper! After much praise and tons of hugs we left to go pick up my new glasses.

Sunday, I made breakfast for myself and Joe. At 2pm we all 3 went to the high school for the Project Graduation meeting (we completely forgot about the first one!). We want to be there to help and have fun with Steph and her friends. Naturally I will be sporting my camera and will take oodles of pictures. It is on 5/21 from midnight until 5am. I think it will be a good idea to take that day off and catch a nap or 2! It will be fun and I am excited about it. Joe has volunteered to solicit many of the Paducah business'. He has so much more time than most of the parents plus he loves to talk! Some of the places he will go to have people that he knows that own or work there so that will be a good item.

I hope everyone has some great weather in your area like we are supposed to have this week. Absolutely gorgeous!

7 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

You havce tha gift with your precious Abby ! I think the key is to work with them not just send them ,not so much to help but to coach as you did and give the kiddo a place to start . Hope all your darlins are feeling better soon

Patty said...

You are such a sweet Nana.

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Good that she's feeling better.

Dan

Bill said...

Abby's lucky you didn't have your new glasses before you looked at her room. You'd still be in there with her.

Syd said...

Sounds as if Abby is learning some good lessons. Good for you both.

Pony Girl said...

Good news, glad she is better!! Enjoy the beautiful weather. Ours has turned just nasty!

chitowngreg said...

Just passing through and wanted to say Hi! Headed to Lexington this weekend for Easter with my family. Have a good one!