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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

How do I Fix Blogrolling List????

The new site counter that I got wouldn't start at the amount that the old was at: 29,349. It only let me start at 50. so now I no longer have a clue as to how many hits I have had on my blog......unless I do the math each time of course. Oh well, it doesn't really matter that much, it was just kinda cool to know. Oh, and I am working on getting my blogroll back to the very long list that it used to be as a wealth of information on autism and my favorite blogs of all of my friends. When I updated my blog it totally got rid of a bunch of stuff, so I am starting from scratch. What I need to know is how to make the Blogrolling List work, it is not showing all the blogs and web sites that I have listed on the Blogrolling Web Site. Does anyone know how to do that????

School will be over in about 2 weeks and I will be so glad, I love to have Griffin home with me just like we used to have when we home schooled, he is so delightful........well, most of the time. Tonight he totally lost it when I told him that it was time for bath or shower so after an exhausting 20 minutes I told him that it was time to go to bed early and he was actually happy with that. Tomorrow, I told him, he is taking a shower/bath as soon as he comes home from school, no more nonsense!

If any of you have a comment to make on whether I should medicate Griffin over the summer, I would like to know. In one way it helps him to have a better quality of life with few to no meltdowns but on the other hand they are drugs and what are they doing to his liver and kidneys? I take several meds which I never ever miss and I can only imagine what my body thinks about it, in the long run. I have to have them and not having them is not an option. But for Griffin, I just don't know what to do. Please help me out!

1 comment:

Melissa H said...

I am just not a proponent of giving a kid a "break" from meds. Like you said, you can relate to this. How do you feel when your meds are off? Anxious and everything seems bigger than life, right? Imagine how it must feel to go from meds to no meds? Oh my gosh, it would probably feel so scary! Suddenly, you're upset all the time and aren't able to handle things that you could before! To me, to take Conor's meds away would be like taking away insulin if he was diabetic. His brain does not open the right neuropathways without them and they are simply necessary for his quality of life. If you're worried about Griffin's liver, talk to his doctor. There is blood work that they can do to check that the meds are not having an adverse effect on his organs. But, to be honest? I think that we are both going to see different people when they are adults and can handle things better. Just my humble two cents. :-)