So, take that little problem, and combine it with the fact she's on the new seizure drugs. The kid is miserable and exhausted! Last night at swimming she did about 3 or 4 laps and was done. Normally she does 15-18 laps, plus 1/2 hour of free time with her friends. Well, last night it took her FOREVER to get into the water in the first place, because she was kind of lost on another planet. Then she did a couple of laps, then just stood at the shallow end of the pool in a daze. She didn't even want to play with her new friend J. In fact, J. was talking to her and Angela completely ignored her. I think she was just too tired to respond, and poor J. (who is only 5) was confused about why her friend was ignoring her.
I finally pulled her out of the pool and headed for home. She took a shower, and TRIED once again to eat solid food, only to get frustrated to the point of sobbing tears while sucking down another Ensure drink. I think pudding and apple sauce are going to be staple additions around here. I wonder how she'd do with mashed potatoes? It's one of her favorites, but I know they can't have ANY lumps, and would have to be on the thinner side.
Have I mentioned Angela never cries real tears? She's cried more tears this week than she has in her entire lifetime! I just feel so bad for her. Last night in the car she looked at me with tears running down her cheeks and said, "Mom, it comes off for my birthday, right?" Oh man, I hope I'm right in the timing! The ortho said about 2 months, so I'm using her birthday (June 6th) as our focal point. Please Lord, let this thing be off by her birthday! What a present that would be!