|Yes...that's a bunch of weed drying behind us.|
Literally, he parked the truck and trailer and hopped into the suburban with us to head to Colorado Springs. There were a few different things we were meeting up with other Realm families for, but the entire day seemed like we were late for this and then late for that. As great of a day as I had expectations for, it kind of left me disappointed. Maggie was struggling with day 5 of no poopies, which caused for a cranky little girl. Finally, mid afternoon yesterday, she was able to take care of that situation, but after that many days it proves to be a whole painful ordeal. Then she was starving which where we were at the grow was not the most conducive for that. Needless to say, she was not camera friendly yesterday. There were a couple of news stations following the group around, and the daytime show The Doctors. I think we managed to avoid most of the cameras with being late to everything and the little fussy butt! There were plenty of other families there sharing their stories though.
All in all though, it was great seeing the grow and hanging out with other Realm families. As you can see from the pics, the process of becoming Maggie's medicine is definitely a process. Not a marijuana connoisseur, it was rather impressive seeing all the various plants and seeing the process, not to mention the aromas.
I'll share just a couple:
A boy that wouldn't engage or string more than a couple of words along, sits in the car and tells his mom, "looks like it's just you and me mom" and is now constantly pointing out the window, "oh...look at the trees. See that mountain" He has smiles and is able to engage and play with his brother now. He has only been on the oil for maybe 2 weeks, and the best part...Yesterday he was 48 hours seizure free!!
A three year old little girl that has spoken much of anything for the last year and a half said "Mommy" the day after starting treatment!
Encouraging, eh? AMAZING!!! Disclaimer: As encouraging as this is, it could also get worse before it gets better. We could also experience a honeymoon period and then get yucky before it builds up in her system. Basically...I just try not to have any expectations of what's going to take place. I am preparing myself for it to get worse first, but would love to be pleasantly surprised with results like these.
So, where are we in the process?!? We had a little hang up with the red card not getting to us so our original order for oil was canceled, but then, once we were able to track down the red card, I resubmitted the order and was able to be back within the original batch. We were supposed to be able to pick up the oil yesterday afternoon, but the lab results (all the oil is tested before we get it) were not back yet. So, crossing our fingers...we should be getting it today!!
We have a couple of news stations that want to follow us and document our journey, so they will be joining us for a portion of our day too today.
Last night, we rushed back to Denver and joined our new small group at church. It is great to have a new church family already loving on us and supporting us. God truly has been in the details of orchestrating this situation so we wouldn't be floundering. The small group seemed to be a great fit and we can't wait to get involved!!
As for housing, we are in an extended stay currently. We only have to survive the next month or so of being on top of one another without killing each other. Good luck with that, right?! We should have housing available to move on-campus December 15th. It ends up that we will be having a little bigger apartment than we initially planned, which means we will definitely have room for visitors!!