Brief update...

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Brief update...
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Tue, 03-30-2004 - 10:55am

Zak is doing much better. His teacher doesn't know he is on Prozac and mentioned how much calmer he has been and how much happier he seems. My mother even said she has noticed a difference, even though, she was quick to say that maybe he has adjusted to Devin's death. She refuses to admit the Prozac is helping-stubborn person that she is. I have an appt Thursday with a therapist that is going to start seeing Zak. I want her to evaluate him.


I am doing better-exercising every morning and trying not to eat junk. I can tell I am more trim and getting more muscular. It just takes effort. My tatoo is looking good and I am getting a manicure today (just so I can fit into the evil working woman stereotype) Actually, I somehow stopped chewing my nails after Devin died. My month of indulgence is almost over so I have to enjoy the last two days!


Alex is doing great. Talking up a storm. Poor thing got his thumb slammed in our front door Sunday. It is swollen and the nail is black. I thought he might have broken it but he was able to bend it. Also, I was doing Tae-Bo last night and accidently kicked him in the head. He looked rather dazed.


We have a dog trainer that comes once a week. He is really cute and good with the dogs. He is married, though. Also, his father died when he was 16 so he has been great with Zak.

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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Tue, 03-30-2004 - 11:09am
You *are* going to make it. You already are. You are a strong and resilent woman, and I am so glad you are moving forward and things are going okay. Hang in there.

dj

Dj

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Tue, 03-30-2004 - 11:22am

I didn't mean to laugh but the head kicking is the reason I don't do Tae Bo.

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Tue, 03-30-2004 - 1:03pm
I'm sorry, I cannot finish your post b/c I'm ROFLOL too hard over you kicking poor Alex in the head....lool.

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Tue, 03-30-2004 - 1:34pm
Poor Alex is turning out to be a hypochondriac like my sister. Last week, he kept pointing to different body parts and saying "Eye hurts. Mouth hurts." This week has been all about his thumb and his head. He just looked at me and said,"Ow, Momma. Head hurts." Talk about feeling bad...

Kristi

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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Tue, 03-30-2004 - 2:15pm
I am glad to hear things are looking up for you. I haven't commented much during the time of Devin's illness and death. Mostly because I don't know what to say. But I feel for you and your family and you have been in my prayers. I hope things continue to look up for you.

Jenna

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Wed, 03-31-2004 - 6:55am
Kristi, I'm so glad you're all doing a bit better. You have a long road ahead of you, but it sounds like you're taking one small step at a time. Hang in there, kiddo. We're all still praying for all of you.