Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Donations & General Update

I love it when I can come in here, and give an update that we've received donations. Today we've increased the thermometer by another $99.90, which includes the check from Baja Fresh!

I am also aware of another two donations that I don't have final confirmation for, so won't include them until I do.

We have some wonderful friends who have been brainstorming with us on ways to increase funds, and Rachel has been coming up with a few ideas, too. I am a very amateur knitter, and she's wanting me to do a couple of simple projects that we could maybe sell on my page, so we'll see what comes of that.

I haven't located our copy of our original application with Paws, but I'm pretty sure that it's been about 2 years now since the initial application. It feels like we've been doing this forever, even though we've only been in fundraising mode since late July. We have a long road yet, and I'm trying to have patience with the process.

We made a small medication increase this month, and Rachel has had fewer seizures than she did last month, which is fantastic. September saw 11, and so far October has seen 3, but there are still several days left, and who knows what will happen next.

She's plugging along in school, and is more independent in her study, but still struggles with impulsivity, and then feels terrible when she doesn't do well. We're working hard on learning to take good notes, something she never seems to have been taught in her regular schools. Along with writing in cursive, note-taking seems to be a lost art.:/

Thanks for checking in with us. I look forward to updating again soon, and sending that thermometer up some more.


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