Monday, October 25, 2010

Some dancing while waiting for the carousel . . .

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We've been busy!

We've been all over lately! I love fall!! Its my favorite time of year!! & its festival season here in WV so there's always stuff to do! I feel like we are really getting the kids out there. I have started taking them to a play group at the library & they have been enjoying that (they even had a Halloween party like they were big kids!).

We never heard anything back about the ACTH test so we are guessing that is good news :)

We have a sleep study in November and cannot wait until we get back on the HgH! He's been off since July and we are really excited to get back on!

When we went for our PW appointment the first week of October he was in the 60th percentile for both height and weight and they were pleased, not concerned.

Sorry for the rambles, and blurbs but I wanted to update. OT has recommended using his z-Vibe more (vibrating the muscles around his face) and working with sour foods (like lemonade powder, we used cranberry crystal light today) to get him to use his mouth muscles. Speech Therapist has recommended working on single sounds and trying to get him to hum. He is trying to say everything these days it seems - he sounds wild, but he sure is trying! The humming because he is so into music and dancing and pretends to sing all of the time.

PT we still need to work on getting him to get himself out of the floor when there is nothing to pull up on - and crawling - he still struggles and doesn't do it often - we are all walking and FAST at that. We have used the exercise ball some and he is doing great. She recommended getting a little toddler trampoline for him.

Anyways - he is well and happy, which is all I've ever hoped for. Lucy is keeping him on his toes!

Here's a video of Isaac and his cousin Georgia at the Black Walnut Festival riding the carnival rides. He LOVED LOVED LOVED it!
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Friday, October 22, 2010

Babies with iPads: I uses the iPad to match animal sounds

Babies with iPads: I uses the iPad to match animal sounds: "I is developmentally delayed due to Prader Willi Syndrome. He is using the iPad to match animals and animal sounds. He is also imitating s..."

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tonsils & Adenoids are out

We are in Columbus today and his surgery has just now finished. Apparently his tonsils were big but his adenoids were huge. She said we should see a big difference. I'm excited!

He was in such a good good mood yesterday when we got to the hotel. He walked around and around in his Spider Man jammies before getting a bath and going to bed. I think he just likes having me and Eric to himself. :)


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VEPTR x-rays: Before and After

BEFORE:


and AFTER
Insane isn't it?? What's truly amazing for us is how fast the curve progressed from December of last year to April of this year. Its been 6 weeks today and he is definitely back to his old self. The one who likes to take Lucy's clothes from her closet and throw them in the toilet. :)