Trent Jams With Santana

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Re-check

After school we visited Dr. Moy for a progress check.  Trent had no problem going right in for the check-up.  Lungs clear, no more fevers or ear pain, but ear still reddened. 

Mirna

  

Mirna is Elan and Leo’s older sister.  She lives on our block, directly behind us, so that our back yards are separated by a wall.  Mirna comes over now and then to hang out or use the computer or play with Trent.  He likes her very much and asks when she will “babysit” him.  Mirna asked me to take some pictures of her for her Facebook wall, and help her upload them.   Mirna is twelve.

There was a public presentation and show to celebrate Mother’s Day, lots of singing and dancing, a few poems etc…We only stayed until Mirna’s Mambo performance.  She and a few friends worked up a dance and made their costumes.  It was neat to have Trent watch her dancing up on stage and then take him backstage for a hug. 

Dr. Moy

Trent complained of left ear pain this afternoon so we went down to visit our doctor.  The last visit was for his skin infection in December, and Trent did not want to get checked.  I carried him in and held him just inside the door so Dr. Moy could take a look at his sores.  Three days later Trent still refused to go, so I put him in the backpack carrier at 8pm and walked down to the office, hoping he would fall asleep by the time we got there.  He did and the follow-up occured without him even knowing it.  Since then, every time we passed the office I would point and say, “Hey, there’s your doctor’s office! or “Dr. Moy is in there helping sick people.”  Envisioning having to hold him down while the doc checked his ears with an otoscope, I couldn’t have been more relieved when Trent said, “Okay, I’m ready to go see Dr. Moy now.”  Trent walked in and climbed up on the exam table and layed down without a second’s hesitation.  It turned out to be an outer ear infection rather than an inner one.  Easily treatable with drops, but no swimming or getting his head wet for 7 days, which in this heat, is much harder that taking oral antibiotics 4 times a day.  Also of concern was some wheezing in one lung.  Dr. Moy decided on an expectorant rather than antibiotics.  We return for re-check in 3 days, and I feel confident Trent will walk in on his own again. 

Football Sunset

On the way home from visiting with Kristen and Dean we sat on top of the car and watched the kids playing at the campo while the sun sank behind the trees. 

Shampoo Do

Kristen and Dean Arrive

Trent and I surprised Kristen and Dean by picking them up at the airport.  They were game so we looped around to Punta de Mita for lunch on the beach.  The ceviche might just be the best I’ve had yet in Mexico! The surf was up and both Ruben and Rosina caught waves.  Trent played with Minerva and I drank Coronas…

SayulitAnimals

A spay/neuter clinic is offered free of charge by the local non-profit SayulitAnimals for 4 days each month.  A vet and her vet tech came in from Ukiah, CA and “altered” 101 cats and dogs.  Volunteers help in pre-op by weighing the animals, restraining them while the meds are injected, and shaving the site.  After the mini-surgery we help in post-op by monitoring pulse and temp, cleaning ears, applying flea and mite sprays, and pulling ticks off.  Once the animals are stable and starting to wake,  we move them back into their kennels to await their owners.

Bigger Pool

For Trent’s 4th birthday we got a bigger play pool for the yard.  This pool-in-a-box came from Wal-Mart and as advertised, took less than an hour to set up. 

Spiderboy

The students in Kinder 1 had their faces painted in celebration of National Kid’s Day.

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