Wednesday, October 24, 2007

9 Things I Hate About Everyone

1. People who point at their wrist while asking for the time.... I know where my watch is pal, where the hell is yours? Do I point at my crotch when I ask where the toilet is?

2 People who are willing to get off their ass to search the entire room for the T.V.. remote because they refuse to walk to the T.V. and change the channel manually.

3 When people say "Oh you just want to have your cake and eat it too". Damn right! What good is cake if you can't eat it?

4 When people say "it's always the last place you look". Of course it is. Why the hell would you keep looking after you've found it? Do people do this? Who and where are they? Gonna Kick their asses!

5 When people say while watching a film "did you see that?". No Loser, I paid $12 to come to the cinema and stare at the damn floor.

6 People who ask "Can I ask you a question?".... Didn't really give me a choice there, did ya sunshine?

7. When something is 'new and improved!'. Which is it? If it's new, then there has never been anything before it. If it's an improvement, then there must have been something before it, couldn't be new.

8 When people say "life is short". What the hell?? Life is the longest damn thing anyone ever does!! What can you do that's longer?

9 When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks "Has the bus come yet?". If the bus came would I be standing here, dumbass?



and I am sure more can be added!! lol

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Just Bitching

Do you know that once your child is an adult, he is no longer covered on your insurance? yep.

Did you know that insurance is not an entitlement??
sorta, but I am learning.

Ron changed jobs. old ins. covered Matt to 23 while in full time school. New insurance says hell no we will not cover him... due to his history! They are not obligated to cover him, their choice to or not to. So now what to do as we cannot afford what they want to cover him (minimal ins coverage)He can't get ssi. Even though he meets all the criterias.... He can't work and go to school.


I hate life, people and ins companies

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Angelman Syndrome facts



As you all know, my Jenn is an Angel... Please pass it along.


Now, when you Google AS more information is available. Collin Farrell's story comes up #1 in the news search results. I wanted to send out this bulletin to spread awareness. With this popular celebrity news story the media is misrepresenting Angelman Syndrome.


Here are some facts:

Developmental History and Laboratory Findings

* Normal prenatal and birth history with normal head circumference; absence of major birth defects

*Developmental delay evident by 6 - 12 months of age

*Delayed but forward progression of development (no loss of skills)

*Normal metabolic, hematologic and chemical laboratory profiles

*Structurally normal brain using MRI or CT (may have mild cortical atrophy or dysmyelination)Clinical Features in Angelman SyndromeConsistent (100%)

* Developmental delay, functionally severe

* Speech impairment, none or minimal use of words; receptive and non-verbal communication skills higher than verbal ones

* Movement or balance disorder, usually ataxia of gait and/or tremulous movement of limbs

* Behavioral uniqueness: any combination of frequent laughter/smiling; apparent happy demeanor; easily excitable personality, often with hand flapping movements; hypermotoric behavior; short attention spanFrequent (more than 80%)

* Delayed, disproportionate growth in head circumference, usually resulting in microcephaly (absolute or relative) by age 2

* Seizures, onset usually <>

* Abnormal EEG, characteristic pattern with large amplitude slow-spike wavesAssociated (20 - 80%)

* Strabismus* Hypopigmented skin and eyes

* Tongue thrusting; suck/swallowing disorders

* Hyperactive tendon reflexes

* Feeding problems during infancy

* Uplifted, flexed arms during walking

* Prominent mandible

* Increased sensitivity to heat

* Wide mouth, wide-spaced teeth

* Sleep disturbance

* Frequent drooling, protruding tongue

* Attraction to/fascination with water

* Excessive chewing/mouthing behaviors

* Flat back of head


This information was retrieved from:http://www.angelman.org/angel/index.php?id=75Angelman Syndrome foundation at http://www.angelman.org