Up at 3 with the gal. She was uncomfortable so I worked with her for a bit to get her relaxed. Allergies are bad for everyone this year, I hear, and she is no exception. I keep her on Claritin all the time...until the hard frosts hit and kill off most of the allergens in the air. Without it, she gets terrible mucus in her bowels...and she cramps up so badly, she shakes all day from the pain of it. And she has many, many more seizures than her norm when she is full of mucus. I can literally predict how bad it's going to be seizure wise, based on the amount of mucus that she clears. I wonder what the neuro docs would think of that? In any case, I would guess we will have about another month of more frequent rough nights before the cold sets in.
That gal of mine is doing so well! She is so strong and healthy and she is getting more able to express herself as time goes on. It's quite amazing...her brain is still healing, growing and changing. She actually asked me to put music on for her this morning. She never used to be able to ask for things out of the blue. It is remarkable. My plan for this year is to get her into some sort of regular social gathering. I have some ideas...we shall see. I have taken these past two years of being separated (still no divorce papers!! ARGH!) to get my own life back on track...and now that my depression has lifted and that I have a better sense of things, it's her turn now, to get my focus. She deserves it...she needs it! She's an adult now and she needs an adult sort of life. I will be diligent in creating that for her.
As for my life...awesomeness abounds. Cannot write about it all here...things will trickle out over time. Overall, though, it's amazing and I am thankful. There are still conflicts, there is still pain, and there is confusion for sure...but I can hold more in my heart, mind and soul.
Me and my gal. We're getting there.