Today I am thankful for the things I can't explain. I have mentioned before that my middle son struggles in life. We have known since he was a baby that something was wrong and he has many tests done. After nearly 8 years we had resorted to testing for learning disabilities(from the urging and support of a teacher) because it seemed nothing else was wrong, yet he has poor skin, is always tired, does very poorly in school. Out of the blue I got a call from a Neurologist saying he had a referral for my son to have an EEG and it needed to be done as soon as we could. It was scheduled for the next day and we went in. Just a few minutes into the test the doctor stopped and without saying a word began making calls. I am not sure I will ever get the look on his face out of my head. A doctor with 25 years of experience looked scared...I cannot put it any other way. He took about 30 minutes explaining to me what the tests showed and what we would need next. Last night I found out that my son is having seizures, not physical like you think of a seizure but inside his head. He has been doing it for 8 years with no one ever suggesting even the thought of it. I'm not sure why that doctor decided we need one since we hadn't been to the doctor in months but I am thankful for a step towards an answer. We will be hopefully having a CT scan on Friday and then be able to start a treatment plan. For the first time in his life my son may be able to function like a normal child!
Most hard candies call for corn syrup, but since I was out and I have 3 children home I decided to experiment and make something fun! Here is what you need: 2 Cups of Sugar 2 Cups of Water 1 Package Sugar Free Jello A candy Thermometer Making candy is a pretty tricky process and trust me I messed up a batch or two getting this to work right.lol Put the sugar and water into the pot and turn on medium whisking well till the sugar is dissolved. Stirring pretty regularly to help the sugar from burning. As the sugar begin to boil turn the heat up to high. Watch your thermometer when the candy reaches 230 pour in the jello continuing to mix. Pour this mixture immediately into a cake pan that is lined with parchment paper of you can rub a little veggie oil in it. The candy will continue to cook as it melts anything over 230 you will be left with a burnt candy that tastes like licorice.lol After you candy is cooled completely turn it out onto a cookie sheet and break apart :O) I li