This weekend was busy but fun. Michael took the sleepless nights on the couch with Wesley and I got the bed with no monitors on. I even went to bed early on Friday and slept until 8:30 on Saturday! I needed the sleep! Wesley is still waking every hour or so needing to be either moved or reassured that we are closeby... I'm debating still whether he is just handsomely spoiled after our time in the hospital or if he really is getting uncomfortable in the cast that frequently. It will make his sleep-deprived EEG an easy sell later this week though... It's the work week once again, so I am on "Wesley duty" tonight so Michael can sleep and function in the job that gets paid LOL.
Tomorrow we go back to the orthopedic doctor. I haven't a clue whether he'll be taking a look and sending us home or whether they may venture in and remove the cast. I think it was 3-4 weeks minimum in the cast, but talking to their scheduler, well, it's possible that it may come off tomorrow. Praying that either way it is what's best for Wesley. If he needs more time to heal, we'll keep it on another 1-2 weeks. If everything's set, we'd be glad to say goodbye! :)
Later this week we have evaluations for Wesley and Aleksa at our neighborhood elementary school as well as Wesley's EEG scheduled. Mike and I are hoping *hoping* hoping... to get an evening out sometime soon too. Our last attempt was thwarted by the fires near our home and that was a month ago now! It's time... :)
Back to this weekend, yesterday we went out in search of glasses for the kids. We need a second pair since the kids ARE going to lose or break them. At the moment Brianna's are lost, Wesley hasn't been wearing them since he's laying down all the time and it's uncomfortable, James' glasses snapped at the welding on the nosepiece-- unknown whether it was malicious or not-- and Aleksa snapped the 'leg' of hers in two. That means that Emma and Micah are the only two wearing their glasses on a regular basis! And Emma keeps chewing the nose pieces off of hers, so we've replaced them about 5 or 6 times in the last few months!
We found lots of great sales, but nothing that made us commit. Most of the stores were in West Orlando and we don't want to have to drive out there regularly for fitting or replacement, etc. One had 2-pr for $99, but they had no warranty and would be another $30 per pair for the warranty. They would do two different scripts for the $99 tho, so it would end up being $$480 for all 6 pair with a year warranty. Still a pretty chunk of change. Another place had 2 pair for $80, but they had to be the same script, and it was another $40 for the replacement warranty (on both pair). So that would be $120 per child, or $720 for all 6 kids. Since it would be two pair instead of just one, we considered not doing the warranty, but still it would be $480 for all 6 pair. Still yikes!
Kara posted about Zennia optical (which you really should check out!) but again, I hesitated because of the replacing them weekly thing. It may be the way we end up going if I can figure out how to do it though! In the mean time, I'm waiting on WalMart because they are about to get some new glasses for kids and had 2 empty displays when I just went and looked. I'm going to go back one day this week to see if they're in. They have some $9 frames with $39 lenses... that's much more up my alley, being more like $300 for all 6 pair and including a year warranty AND... it's WalMart... which is 5 min from home and I'm there weekly. So fixing them is a little easier!
Ok, enough on glasses and schedules and and and... and it's time for me to go calm the little man down again and go to bed myself. It promises to be a busy week!