Thursday, August 2, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday Isaac!

  Isaac and Jack trying out the new wagon
 Isaac showing off his pirate hat
 The wiley band of misfit pirates at the party
 Isaac cheesing with Jack
Getting close to a rhino - we went to the Wilds the weekend before his birthday and he really loved it, despite the expression in this picture.  :)

Happy 4th Birthday Isaac!  The pirate party was so much fun, with all kinds of family and friends showing up.  He was in  heaven.  I know everyone says it, but I really can't believe its been four years since you showed up, because I really don't remember life without you! 

Oh and he even got to have his birthday card read on The Sunny Side Up Show on Sprout by Chica.  He thought that was pretty awesome too.   Barney said "Happy Birthday" - I couldn't top that next year if I tried.  :) 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Anyone else use the Genotropin Pen 5??

We had the pen back when he was 2, but complained about it leaking (as in there wouldn't be enough in there for the last dose) and were switched back to mini quicks.  Apparently at that time, many others had the same problem.  So ever since we've been on the mini quick indivicual shots. 

We switched to the pen almost a month ago, and maybe we are just paranoid, but we worry he's not getting all of the shot.  With the mini quick shots, it was simple.  There was no smell, no drop on the end of the needle when you pull it out.  But with the pen, no matter if you hold it in his leg for 10 seconds or 15 seconds or a year, it still comes out with a drop on the end, and it still smells.  I'm just curious as to other's experiences - if its something to be concerned about.  The dosage he's on right now doesn't come in the mini quicks, so we had to go to this for the increase.  So if anyone has any guidance I'd appreciate it. 

Also, we belted the refrigerator.  Isaac has been getting in the fridge but not really for the food.  Mostly just to play and nose around.  So we had to keep him out - and ended up cutting a canvas belt and strapping the two fridge doors together.  The belt is attached to one of the doors by a plastic strap so it won't fall off.  But like everything else with this syndrome, we always worry its the worst, the beginning of the monster.  We have to be prepared I guess. 

Enough rambling, for once all 3 of my children were napping so I decided to post - and of course 2 of the 3 are now up.  :)  I will post pictures of Isaac's 4th birthday soon!!!