Jonathon's Closet

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

looks like improvement to me!

Well, Mom's home ... and starting to look a bit better as well. She's not ghost-white anymore, and she seems to be breathing pretty good. It's a big improvement over how things have been. She can make it up and down the stairs without getting winded and seems to actually have a tiny bit of energy. She says she's taking me to her doctor's appointment on Friday, so I'll be kept up-to-date on what's going on.

Been kinda weird the past week. I'd been complaining to my Mom (well, for a LONG time now, I guess) that I wanted a "real" family. Needless to say, this complaint has NOT gone over real well. So I've spent a little more than a week at my friend Trevor's house, while my Mom was in the hospital. Trevor's "normal/real" house. It was nice, and his folks are really nice too ... but all I could think about was I wanted to be with my Mom. I mean, it is kind of neat to have a Dad in the house, but really I just wanted MY OWN family.


Saturday, March 22, 2008


So THAT's why I've been feeling so totally punk lately. Apparently a hemoglobin count of 4 is simply NOT good! No wonder I couldn't bend over without getting very dizzy, walk up the stairs without getting winded, and could barely make it thru the work day. Oh, my!
Now that they've got my hemoglobin count to a 10.6, I'm actually beginning to feel somewhat functional ... and certainly less fuzzy and clouded in my thinking. This is a good thing.
I had some internal bleeding, which is now under control, so hopefully these issues won't arise again any time soon.
Unfortunately, my hospitalization really threw Jona into a MAJOR tailspin, and now we've got some fairly serious repercussions to deal with. I'm not really feeling up to all of this right now, but there's no choice. Well, at least he had his meltdown at home (not at school or his friends home) and his grades have stayed up thru my illness.
He's really such a good kid. But we've got to help him develop some better coping skills for when he feels like he's going on emotional overload.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Saturday, March 01, 2008

The bad and the good

Well, Mom's kind of vacant lately ... but if you read her latest post, you realize that. She's got this annoying habit too, of raising her right eyebrow at me when she's pissed off. Doesn't say anything, just raises her right eyebrow and looks at me as if I've lost my mind. Drives me nuts.

Our Science Olympiad team took first place at Regionals! Cool, eh? Personally, I took a first and a second place in my 2 events. If we can be one of the top 4 teams at States, we'll be going to Nationals ... in St. Louis! Really hoping we can pull this off - we've got friends in St. Louis, and I think the trip would do my Mom some good. If I can get her to take a couple of days off work and go, that is.

Changed Spanish teachers at semester break. Now I've got an A in Spanish - I was failing before! It's a huge difference - this teacher actually explains things, and I can understand her! So, I've got ALL A's again.

Anyhow, it's cold and nasty here. At least the sun is shining today. I'm really tired of the winter and looking forward to spring.