Monday, April 28, 2008

There's a Mouse in my House!!!!!!!

So last night a get a phone call from my nurse... The same nurse that is sitting in Sam's room for the night. So you can only imagine what was going through my head when I saw her number come up on my caller ID. I pick up the phone and said what's wrong? She tells me a mouse ran out from behind Sam's crib under the door and down the stairs. So I immediately start SCREAMING! Scott jumps up and starts running in circles asking "What do I do, what do I do? So I said "How the F*%$# am I supposed to know, go get rid of it!" So at 10pm Scott's running around our living room/ kitchen area with a flashlight in one hand and a swiffer in the other. I don't know what he thought he was going to do with the swiffer? Clean the mouse maybe? All of a sudden the mouse comes running out from behind the couch and what does Scott do??? He runs away too. Way to go Scooter... There was no way I could help him. I was so freaked out! Instead, I took pictures of Scott running around the house trying to be our brave knight in shinning armour.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Thinking Place

Yesterday, I had a lot of thinking to do. I get distracted pretty easily with all of the goings on in my house so sometimes I need to step out and go somewhere to just think. When its nice I like to go the "The Thinking Place". Its at this particular place where everyone comes, big, small, thin, tall, Asian, Russian, Mexican, Indian... Alot of people come to this place to do the same thing. I never realized how many come to this place to well, just think. Here we all are just looking out at the water in silence just thinking. I felt a sense of peace that I haven't felt in a long long time. I even had many moments of clarity and direction to where we go from here.

Today I am going to visit a school for Sam in Edison, NJ. Yeah you heard me NJ. The Garden State, beautiful this time of year if traveling away from the turnpike. We are looking to move back to NJ because schools for kids with multiple disabilities are much better in NJ than in NY. I know from experience and this is only my opinion, but its a strong one that I have. I still have a few more schools to look into but this one I know has a very intensive program. We will see.

So the other question is where do we move to. Scott and I have been doing a lot of thinking and we know that we want to be close to friends and family. We also want to be a commutable distance to schools for Sam and the city for Scott. I think we are deciding on Holmdel???? Maybe. Yes cousin Scott that is only 10 minutes from you guys and you are part of the decision... As is all of our friends and family in the area. The thing is before we make that move I have to research a little more in terms of what can be available for Sam in the area. To be cont...

Friday, April 18, 2008


I am sorry for not posting in so long. This week has been beyond busy, busy, busy...

Monday morning I woke up on a mission to make sure Duke University knows they are taking Sam in for Stem Cell infusion. I called only 30 times until I finally spoke to the person in charge. Sweet, sweet women, I kind of felt bad that she had to deal with me. I started off by telling her who I was as she has only spoken to my father-in-law and Scott. Then I start hysterical crying telling her that the fate of my son is in her hands, I'm hanging on by a thread PLEASE just give me a potential date that you are thinking about getting us in there. So she tells me hopefully sometime in August. OK (sigh), August is good, tomorrow is better but August is good, we'll take August.

The rest of the week consisted of a lot of running, Sam's therapy, planning and organizing for Passover.

Did I mention we got a new car??? Sam loves it, which is more than I can say for myself. I like it, but hmmmmmm.... not really what I thought I'd be driving EVER.
OK folks, are you ready to see it. Here it is The Leshin Family Truckster!

Oh and last weekend was Mama Leshin's 60Th Birthday party. It was a lot of fun and it felt great to get dressed up and go out. Scott and I became a little over zealous and drank too much, but it was nice.

And yes, I got fat. I am not ashamed to say that I gained 8 pounds being stuck in the hospital eating chopped liver and pastrami from 2nd ave Deli heheheh... Sooooo good YUM. And now I am on my diet health kick, yogurt, egg white omelets and lots of exercise. I am already down 3 pounds. Go me YAY!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Your In The Right Place

I got bored with the scenary so I had to change things up a bit. I hope you like...

Sunday, April 6, 2008


For all you parents out in cyberspace I have a GREAT website for you.Sam's pediatrician, Dr. Koplow, designed this website to answer and inform parents about every single thing possible regarding your children. Anything from breast feeding to potty training, to cancer to autism... EVERYTHING is on video taken from some of the top doctors in the country. Check it out...