(should there be any left),
Everything is OK. Well, Annika's labs still show that her liver is failing. She's started a new drug to try and lower her ammonia levels, which were screwing with her little brain and turning her into an incredibly sleepy and totally drunk-sounding almost kindergartner. Today she's getting an intramuscular vitamin K injection to try and lower her bleed times.
We took a last-minute trip to Indiana on Wednesday, showing the girls the little chapel on the campus of IU where we got married, then heading up to Indianapolis to see the zoo and loll about in a hotel pool. I got all weepy during the dolphin show, where we were surrounded by hundreds of children all breathless with delight while Annika wiggled around on my lap, unable to get comfortable, and clearly not enjoying herself. "Let's just get out of here," she whispered into my ear.
Mainly, I'm just wiped out trying to keep up with my required 5 posts a week over at my new blog
. Over there, it's clear that the point of the job is to get as many clicks as possible and there has been some discussion on ways to increase readership on the private discussion board for the other ClubMom bloggers. Some of the suggestions have been things like "doing memes" (or "not
doing memes," the field is divided on that issue) and writing "short posts with breezy content."
I think I am going to have to take up the short posts idea, just because, well, they take less time. But I'm still trying to think about "breezy." When I sent in my application, I pointed out that my topic was probably not the kind of stuff they were looking for. It's not that I'm more "serious" or whatever. It's just that I'm not sure it's the kind of thing moms looking for an escape and a fun read are going to gravitate towards. It's probably not the kind of thing that inspires readers to click on advertising, unless it's advertising for the latest, greatest anti-depressant.
I did just post a shorter entry about Frankie and an M&M disaster, but really it has nothing to do with my assigned topic "Children's Health and Diseases." (BREEZY!!!!
Anyway, so thanks for asking, Tina.