Friday, November 6, 2009

Sigh of relief !!!

Maddy had her 18 month checkup on Friday and I am so glad she was able to get her H1N1 shot! I've been hearing of a lot of cases where children have gotten really sick, espically when they have underlying health conditions. She will need to have her 2nd dose in a few weeks, but at least she is partially protected now.

Tristyn will be able to get her shot soon, the school disctrict will be having clinics sometime in the next 2 weeks, as soon as they get their supply. So we will all be able to breath a little easier!

When I took Maddy to her appointment it was like walking into a space ship! Every one wearing masks & gloves, parts of the building closed off, it was just really strange! Luckily we had an early morning appointment and we were the only ones in the pediatric waiting area, but we had to walk past the walk in clinc to get there!

As for her checkup itself, she is healthy as a horse! 21 pounds, 15 ounces, 31.5" tall. Her doctor is very happy with how her physical therapy is helping, her speach is right where it should be for her age, and her motor skills have caught up. she figures that in 6 months to a year she will be totally caught up! Yay Maddy !!!


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sorry !!!

OK I’ve been slacking these last few months with posting. There has been a lot going on here in our household! Maddy is doing great, she just started walking a few weeks ago, at about 17.5 months old! She’s also saying a few words: dada, momma, up, ball, all gone, and kitty. She is still on the small side at about 20.5 pounds at her 16 month visit, but health wise her doctor is happy.

In May Tristyn was diagnosed by her school with Autism. She was diagnosed very late at 4.5 years old, most children are diagnosed between ages 2 & 3, so this leads us and her teachers to believe she has very high functioning Autism. This is just an educational diagnosis, we are in the process of getting a medical diagnosis which will open up more therapy services for her. I am so glad that the school finally tested her, because we were beginning to think we were doing something wrong as parents and this finally answers questions about all of her quirks, which I will talk about in another post.

In Sept she started school again, we decided to let her have one more year in pre-K this year, she just turned 5 in July, and she’s just not ready for kindergarten yet. She has speech therapy again this year, and we added Occupational & Physical therapy because she has very low muscle tone (hypotonia) Well, that’s about it for now, I promise to start posting again more regularly!


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