Monday, January 23, 2006

Billy Ray's Law - Never Brag About How Good It Is Going

I forgot that another paragraph in Billy Ray’s Law is that when things are better I shouldn’t brag about it because the next hour it may all change.

Saturday morning was delightful. The blog post reflected the joy of that. We got a lot of things done in the morning and early afternoon – working together as we have often done.

Within a few hours we had more communication by behavior (agitation and aggression towards me). There are three potential causes. He had demanded more orange juice than we like him to drink which could have effected the gastritis/reflux problems. Possible dental pain because he was scheduled to have dental work before his health crisis this summer and ended up in the hospital. Both the dentist and medical provider wanted him to wait until he was more stable physically to have it done. It could be the clothing problems we wrote about earlier.

When we aren’t sure we do what we can to deal with all of them and continue observing. We cut his orange juice consumption on Sunday. We talked to him about the planned shopping trip for bigger clothes and that we would need to go through his closet and remove all the smaller clothes. We weren’t sure how he would tolerate that because he is so attached to his clothes. I did a lot of praying about it before I talked to him. He is very excited. Additionally, he has an emergency dental appointment tomorrow at 4 p.m.

It’s back to the idea of the serenity prayer and the lighthouse concept – change what we can and asking for guidance.

Next week, hopefully, we will have pictures on the blog of Billy Ray and his bigger clothes.

Until tomorrow,
Peggy Lou Morgan


Mom to Mr. Handsome said...

Good luck Peggy Lou! I'm crossing my fingers for you! I hope your shopping trip goes well with Billy Ray.


Peggy Lou Morgan said...

Thanks Kristin. We are planning to do it Saturday with my friend and consultant, Keddie. We will try to take pictures of him trying on things to share.

Lora said...

Glad to hear that Saturday was so delightful and that you got a lot of things done. I hope that the dentist appointment and the shopping trip go well for you and Billy Ray. Take Care. Blessings & Hugs