Homeschool Mother’s Journal: Immunology and Insurance

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In my life this week…

I took Princess Roo for her immunology appointment this week. The immunologist confirmed that we will start the immunoglobulin infusions as soon as we can get the paperwork processed. Last week, I was disappointed about this news. Now I’m chomping at the bits to get them started again. DH and I decided that I would tell Dr. F. about all the symptoms she is having that concern us, even though they didn’t seem to be his area of expertise. I’m glad I gave him the list. He thinks they’re all related to the state of her immune system. I did some research about how they were all related and learned some disturbing things about immune deficiency. I thought all we had to be concerned about was infections, but my personal science lesson this week revealed a different picture. The immune system affects much more than just our ability to fight infections.

I am finally in touch with a woman with our insurance company who really helped us with the infusion paperwork last year. Unfortunately, she got the flu and missed several days of work. So, we’re still waiting.

In our homeschool this week…

We had a good week, although we took off Tuesday for the immunology appointment. (That’s why we start in late July or early August. It gives us a head start for days like that.) Princess Roo has some new reading material coming, and she’s excited about having a change of pace. BookGirl is beginning to see hope for the end of the school year. She only has two LightUnits left in math and a little more than two in language arts. When her LightUnits in these two subjects are completed, our summer break begins!

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

I have spent most of the week waiting for the phone to ring, hoping it would be the insurance company. I don’t feel like I have any wisdom to share!

My favorite thing this week was…

A handmade card by Princess Roo. It read, “I Love Mom” and had portraits of Princess Roo and me inside.

My kiddos’ favorite thing this week was…

Receiving gifts in the mail from a friend of mine in Northwest Arkansas. She’s the best!

Things I’m working on…

I am wrapping up my contributions to the eBook iHomeschool Network is putting together.  I have some exciting things in the works for the blog for April, and I’m speaking at the Exceptional Children Expo next week!

The “fun” I mentioned last week has been postponed until next week, so keep looking for it!

I’m grateful for…

Modern medicine and health insurance.

I’m praying for…

The infusion paperwork to go through quickly. We need to get Princess Roo back on infusions and built up ASAP.

I rewarded my kids this week by…

Buying a couple of $5 DVDs when we stopped for a stretch break on the way home from the immunology visit.

Something I am ogling or have my eye on…

These earrings from The Vintage Pearl. Love them!

A photo, video, link, or quote to share (silly, serious or both!)…

Homeschool Mother's Journal March 8, 2013 jenniferajanes.com

  • BookGirl received money to buy a book that was released this week.
  • Princess Roo received a gorgeous princess dress.
  • Princess Roo made me a wonderful card!

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6 Responses to Homeschool Mother’s Journal: Immunology and Insurance

  1. Lindsay @ Bytes of Memory says:

    Whew its been a busy week! Glad things seem more promising than last week! I hope you guys can get rolling with the infusions quickly!

  2. Sue Sobczak says:

    What are Light Units in math?

    • BookGirl uses Christian Light Education for language arts, math, and reading, Sue. Each subject is divided into 5 to 10 LightUnits (separate booklets), depending on whether it’s a full-year course or just a semester-long course.

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