Thursday, July 28, 2011

Where has our summer gone?

We've been soooo busy!

Isaac went to his first movie Cars 2 with his cousins Emma and Georgia.

And he turned 3 which was a great day - even though it was only 5 days post-surgery. He and Lucy had a blast on his new play yard.

We can't wait to go back this week and get the bandages off and hopefully be approved for swimming again - its been so hot and awful that he can't go swimming!!!! Oh and the boy starts preschool on the 25th of August. Its insane how fast July flew by.

We had two speech evaluations and should start private speech therapy soon. He wasn't diagnosed with apraxia, just found to have some apraxic like features - but he's really been coming along in speech the last few months and I can't wait to see what the increase in therapy will do for him. He is now calling himself Isaac (I- dick) and calling Lucy "Ki Ki" for sissy. Its cute and he's getting his point across.

Post surgery hsi walking is fine and he's getting around as well as before. That has been a blessing we weren't quite expecting.

Its been a fun and busy month. Just thought I'd post a few new pictures. I need to catch up on all the other cute little PW kiddos blogs out there!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Surgery went great!

So everything went well today - it took a lot longer than expected - nearly 2 hours waiting on the surgeon but Isaac wasn't wanting to wake up as usual so they could make sure his spine was a-ok. But he said all went well and he is already moving around just great and sitting on the edge of the bed for me. Lucy came along to entertain and she did - he has 2 new incisions - but already has his oxygen off and everything. I was so worried and we are truly blessed it has all gone so smoothly so far! We are hoping to be out tomorrow morning!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

He's almost 3!

Here are a few updates - its been a madhouse - a fun busy time and the kids seem to be growing like the weeds in our flowers outside. Lucy is already the dramatic wild red head (God help us) and Isaac is really turning into a little boy - not a toddler at all anymore.

Next Monday, the 11th, Isaac is going to undergo a lengthening of his VEPTR device - its his first one since it was put in last August. We are a little nervous - but kind of excited to get him back to straight again and see how well he does. His recovery is supposed to be a lot easier than the initial one and he's supposed to be back to swimming in 3 weeks or less. :)

That following Friday we have Isaac's first IEP for preschool - we are so excited he got in! I think he's going to love it.

We also got approved for WAIVER, which we tried for for 2 years, then were waitlisted a year for - so we are very very excited and blessed to start that - we are supposed to get a few things lined up and then meet with our service coordinator soon.

Plus next Saturday we are going to celebrate Isaac's 3rd Birthday!!! We are going to have a Barney themed bash - which is a little harder than you expect. I ordered all of the stuff for it off of the internet and I'm pretty sure it came from 1992. :) I guess he's not as big as he was back in the day. He sure is big to Isaac these days since he woke me up at 4 this morning to ask if he could watch Barney.