First, before I forget, welcome to The Thinker who is from Toronto and New Hampshire, writes about her work with children, and has recently adopted a lovely black rabbit.
Ray's followup doctor appointment was this afternoon. He went in and told Dr. X his tale of woe about the refusal of Humana to cover Protonix and how he became sick again so quickly. He also mentioned that, for us, the cost would work a real hardship. Dr. X. said "Bush - he no good", reached into his drawer and came out with samples. What a relief. He may not be able to keep that up forever but it will give us some breathing space until his tests in May.
The girls are doing fine. Rebecca lectured me on the importance of an early bedtime next week for the tests. She suggested 6 p.m. I said I thought 13 hours might be overkill. We kept negotiating and eventually compromised on 7:30. If she goes right to sleep that will be 11-1/2 hours but I have a feeling all it will accomplish is to have a wide awake Rebecca at 5:00 a.m. insted of a few minutes before 7:00. We'll see. Rochelle has already delivered the healthy breakfast pronouncement. (They eat breakfast at school and it's quite nutritious). Rochelle thinks she should eat breakfast here and then again at the school.
Actually it's understandable. The school weighed and measured her today. 5'3" and 92 lbs. (Almost 7 stone to you, Alice). At her last pediatrician appointment she was a shade over 5' and 85 pounds. She surfs the refrigerator the minute she walks in from school. So do the other two these days, but she outdoes them. I think the school measurement might be off by 1/2 inch but I can almost watch her grow. She's head to head with Elcie, taller than me, and still growing. She and Elcie are sharing jeans - Rochelle has outgrown most of hers and I don't want to buy more now with warm weather coming up fast.
Rochelle is the same child who was worried about being fat just a few weeks ago. I think she's over it although I've noticed she's reasonable about what she puts in her mouth as long as there's enough of it. I'll still keep an eye on her but we may be over the hump for now.
Elcie is very excited about her trip. I'll wait and then have a quiet chat with her teacher sometime before the end of the school year about costs and kids who are left behind. I don't think I mentioned they're going to an Arcade and buying lunch, hence the $25. They're calling it a field trip but it's not; it's a party. That doesn't make it better - what kid wants to be excluded from a party? It's much more fun than a museum. I may suggest to the teacher that if it's just one class going, that she send a note to parents before finalizing plans. If it's a directive from above, there's not a lot I can do except protest after the fact.
I'm thinking about an early night for a change. I go through spells of sleeplessness but usually not for more than a couple of days at a time.
Mollie's sports report - Mets 4 - Giants 1. Barry hit his 2nd of year to no avail. We need relievers in the worst way.