Mom wanted to take all of us in for our appointments together so this posting is delayed.
The day prior to the appointment, I came home from school with a temperature of 103 F. I immediately went to sleep and after about 15 hours of rest woke up fever free. In the interim, Mom had my asthma doctor call in tamiflu just in case. I did not start it because I was already asleep when Dad came home from the pharmacy.
The next day I stayed home from school and went to my wellness check. At that appointment my throat looked a little sore (not like last time I had strep in the fall) but I was without fever. Still, they swabbed my throat. The test was negative and I went back to school the next day after I was fever free for 36 hours.
I was a bit tearful at the appointment from the throat swabbing and seeing my sisters both get shots. Plus, we were at the clinic for over 2 hours, not to mention an hour in the car driving to and from there. At least I was caught up on my reading and school work. (I like to read in the car.)
Speaking of reading - I have grown leaps and bounds in that area. I pretty much can read anything. Sometimes I don't know what it means. For example, I was reading about snakes and it referred to the African peninsula. I did not know what a peninsula was but I could read the words. On my report card, everything related to reading was well above benchmark and cited as "exceeds expectations". I do have pretty horrible handwriting, even though I've average 97% on my spelling for the semester. This is getting better, though. Mom, Dad, and Mrs. S (my teacher) have all been working with me and it is much improved. Mostly, I just needed to learn to slow down.
I also enjoy drawing scenes and making/writing books. I do this when I am finished with my work at school. I finish fast.
I also enjoy school. I never complain about going. Sometimes I do complain about the homework and I do have a lot of that, but never a complaint about school. And we all like my teacher.
Legos, specifically minifigures, are a favorite activity of mine. I just got into Minecraft, too.
I am still a pretty picky eater but pizza and plain pasta are my favorite foods.
A few other health updates - my eyes are stable. My doctor made some minor changes to my prescription but I don't have to change it until I need a new pair of glasses. My asthma is stable and I've been off inhaled steroids for quite some time so I may be outgrowing it. At my dental exam, I have 3 of my 4 six year old molars. The 4th is about half in. No cavities.
I recently passed my belt test to become a high level yellow belt. It's a lot of hard work but it has done amazing things for my physical strength and focus.
From Mom and Dad:
To Our Little Big Guy, we love that you still give us snuggles. We are so grateful you are the old soul of the family. We are so proud of your academic excellence and your thirst for knowledge. You are the best big brother and a friend to all. We hope you continue to just be you and let your light shine brightly.