Sunday, April 13, 2014
Let the Games Begin.
Maddox started the soccer season with a bang! For someone who is so stubborn, he sure found a way to release those feelings. The little man scored three goals in 16 minutes of soccer play this weekend. Emma J scored two goal and Jack scored once. Parker came close to scoring but is still learning to be aggressive during the game. They all had a blast though, and I'm one proud Mama. My cheering section (AKA: Drew), was so helpful in yelling like a lunatic when our team scored. Always the good big brother!!! Drew decided to play baseball this season. We've had so much rain that the season has been off to a later start. We missed his first practice due to a concussion he sustained while falling head first into the stairs. It was quite scary, he has already missed one week of school and will miss this week as well to recover. His reflexes checked out well at his last appointment, but his balance and memory are still areas of concern. He will go back this week for another check up. He's been very irritable, tired, and when he's not in bed very "busy". Poor kiddo can't stand in one place for more than two seconds. I've also noticed he's been stuttering while talking. Nothing too terribly bad, you can tell he's trying to complete his thoughts. It's crazy knowing I've been trained in college to treat traumatic brain injuries, I've treated students with them and now my own child is going through this and it feels completely alien to me. My heart is breaking for him, he knows he can't remember things and he ends up crying over it. He can't play anything because he needs to rest; so he's then upset that he's bored. I'm praying he will recover faster so he can get back to doing the things he loves and can play with his friends at school. He got upset at the soccer fields on Saturday because he couldn't play sports yet. Luckily his games don't start for at least two weeks yet, so he has time. We've been laying low lately as a family. We've had a few germs passed around, and now with Drew's head injury there's not been enough time. We are looking forward to Summer break. It will be a short one for the kids, as the snow days added up and Maddox and Parker start in July. This balanced calendar stuff for schools is good, but it's almost like where did Summer go? Oh well, I will enjoy them while I have them!! Looking forward to more Saturday sports....we will keep you posted on Drew. XOXO