13 November 2012

In The Blink of an Eye

In the blink of an eye, Christmas is upon us. 2012 goes down in our book as the year of drama, second only to the year Vera was born in 2008. As they say, life is cyclical, so 2012 was peak No. 2.

September will be the month to remember (or forget). When we learnt of Daen's Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) diagnosis, and Vera's Epilepsy diagnosis. Not to mention my dear 92-year-old granny having a mild stroke.

As we roll into November, Daen is on medication for his JIA, weekly jabs (MTX) at the hospital for an indefinite period of time, and Vera is on seizure medication (Epilim) for at least 2 years ie till 2014. She has stabilised on the medication and is not as sleepy as when she first started on it. But it has affected how perky she is overall. Less smiles, less motion, less energy. But we'll take it if it means No More Staring At the Ceiling And Jerky Hands and Stiff Legs.

Granny loves to spend time with Vera so the long weekend was a good opportunity to have her stay over. Like a child, she enjoys being brought out. So although it was quite an operation - my helper and I brought the 3 of them to IKEA: to create memories with old mama and chea chea Vera for Daen.

Tree decorated with toys at IKEA. The sign says "Cute, cuddly and doing a great job." Which sums up my two babies.