Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Life has been quite busy lately and I have been meaning to post so many times. I hope you haven't all given up on me.
My darling boy is doing well! He is now almost 21 pounds!
He started taking prevacid a month ago to cut down on stomach acid, which has significantly improved the reflux problem It only happens every once in a while now. He had another increase in his Zonisamide (following an increase in seizures) which has also helped with the seizure frequency. He averages about 3 a day now, which we can live with.
He had his MMR and varicella (chicken pox) and Hepatitis A vaccines which caused him several days of fevers (which are always accompanied by extra seizures). Frustrating because you know it is probably the vaccines but cant help but worry if he is actually getting sick.
He has been wearing his "Boots" (AFO foot splints) and knee immobilizers as you can see in the pictures. He doesn't mind the boots and is usually a good sport about the knee immobilizers. He only wears them for a 30-45min a couple of times a day. He does seem to be able to straighten his legs a little bit more.
Ambrose and Mommy got our flu shots last week and are anxious to get the swine flu shots as soon as they are available.
Don't forget to get yours!
We have sold our house and are closing on the 21st of October, so we have a lot of work to do. We are moving locally and downsizing which will be a big help financially. I'm just trying to figure out where I'll put all of Brosie's stuff. The boy requires a lot. His monthly medically supply order alone takes up a lot of space. Then there's 2 lg. liquid O2 cylinders, 2 huge "M" tanks, several small travel tanks, more equipment, TOYS, TOYS, special seating, exercise/physical therapy stuff, crib,...
I am taking a nutrition class this semester and applying to Vermont Technical College for next year. Wish me luck.
Please keep Ambrose and Sophia's friend Ben in your prayers. He is in the PICU again. There is a link to his blog in the sidebar.
Sorry it has been so long. Hope you all have a wonderful day.