Thursday, October 22, 2009

"It's Going To Be That Kind of Season..."


Those are the exact words my pediatrician said to Mommy today about how I have the flu... again. "It's going to be that kind of season." Mommy, Daddy and I all have it. However, I'm doing just great with it. My O2 saturation is good and even though I have a very runny nose, cough, fever ect... I feel fantastic and am my giggly little self. Mommy and Daddy however, are two very big babies (in my opinion) who are living on chicken noodle soup and tea. Also, the Doctor would like me to go to see my ENT because she believes he may recommend we put tubes in my ears.

As you can see from the picture above, I am loving some serious "rough house" time with Daddy . Being upside-down is my favorite and I will ask for it all the time. I do this by half flipping myself in your lap. Just beware, even if you don't know me well I'll still try, which may somewhat scare you at first..and leave Mommy to explain why I'm doing a half somersault in your lap and giggling while trying to kick my feet in your face. Aren't we kiddos fun!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Wow...Two Months Passed...

Can you believe that it has been 2 months since my last post!! I have no excuse for this other than Mommy and I have been just taking it easy and having fun at home. Here is an update of what has been happening:

Health :

  • I has pneumonia in September but it wasn't too bad. I did not have to sleep over at the hospital. This month it will be 13 months since I last had a hospital stay!!
  • I am still having my random crying episodes. We still don't know why this is happening but the Doctor thinks it is behavior based. Mommy does not and neither does some of my therapists who have seen me when I am having an episode. Unfortunately the Doctor has not seen them so she can't figure it out.
Gross Motor:
  • I am using my walker more and more. I really enjoy it and I will go get it all by myself and walk around the house!!
  • I am trying to learn to crawl up and down stairs. For some reason this REALLY scares me. I cry every time Mommy or my PT makes me do this. At the suggestion of our Deafblind Specialist we have now put yellow tape on the edge of each stair to help me with depth perception. It has helped a bit.
Communication:
  • Although I have always been able to informally communicate what I want, my "formal" communication skills have been challenged. Right now we try the total communication approach and just recently I am starting to use some sign independently.(Not just repetative) So far I use Daddy, Mommy, Light, All done, and my new sign is MUSIC. I know...it's quite funny that one of my first signs is music when I am profoundly deaf in my left ear and Moderate to severely deaf in my right ear?
  • We are looking in to the possibility of getting a BAHA for my right ear. My bone conduction tests only show a little improvement over the normal test but because of my ear shape I have constant feedback. We are hoping that a BAHA will help us avoid this.
  • I will poit to my hearing aid if the battery is dead. This is huge to Mommy after months and months of fighting just for me to keep it in.
  • I have also be saying "mum mum mum"!!!!! We are not sure if this is for mommy but I only say it when I crawl to her so we think so!!

Phew..that's quite a bit of catching up!! This weekend is Thanksgiving and we are going to Ottawa(which is 6hours away) to see my Daddy's family. I am really excited.

I also have been very curious about what Mommy is doing in the kitchen. She has to be high alert because I don't quite understand what HOT is yet. Don't worry..Daddy was right behind me in this photo.



Shiny pots and bright oven lights get me into some trouble!

Lastly, a short little video of me watching the "Shadow"part of Bear in the Big Blue House. I just think it is hilarious!!! Have a good weekend everyone!


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