Friday, June 25, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
We will be visiting our craniofacial team in full force Wednesday. I am quite anxious to see what our plastic surgeon has to say about Reid and what is in store for us next. I feel like we have had such a nice honeymoon period since we have been over a year now surgery free. I know that this will change at some point in time, and I guess it will be nice to see what our team has to say about the timeline for Reid.
We will be seeing our team in its entirety. So, I am gearing up for a long day. We won't get started until 1:30 (if they are on time **not holding my breath**), so I guess no nap for Reid until we get back to the car to drive home, which might not be until dinner time or later. I am anxious to see what our dentistry team, speech team, ENT team, audiologists, and plastics has to say to us. It should be an interesting day, and most likely, an exhausting one. I already made the decision that Ellie will be with my mom. There is no point in dragging her around with us, and besides, taking care of Reid will be a full time job in itself.
We have been attending speech services through our local Early Interventionists which is going well. We only go once weekly for 30 minutes. Reid's articulation and vocab are NOT being worked with. Isn't that amazing? My husband can thank me for that one. With my non-stop talking, Reid has no choice but to learn to have his voice heard, and he had done very well with that! Our therapist is only working on oral motor issues with Reid presently. He drools so much and has very little control over his tongue and cheek muscles. So, we are working with all kinds of fun oral motor exercises. I am anxious to see what our speech path. thinks when she sees Reid. Having multiple opinions is so nice at times, but I am just hoping they are in agreement with each other!
I pray for a good day Wednesday with little (I'm not expecting a perfect day) issues from Reid. I pray for our doctors, nurses, and craniofacial team to guide us in the direction that is best for Reid. All in all, I am excited for them to see what great progress Reid has made this year. When I spoke to our speech path. through our team she asked me, "Is Reid talking in short phrases?" Oh, boy......will they be surprised or what? Reid is more like talking in paragraphs! looking forward to Wednesday...and we appreciate your prayers for Reid in advance!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I didn't realize it at the time, but what a little peanut she was when I sent her off on her own to begin preschool. Too sweet. I am hoping that Reid will get the walk the same halls as Ellie did for preschool, but there is a chance that he will receive services through our early intervention program which would put him in another preschool. We will cross that bridge when we get to it. For now, I just want Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Harrison to know how honored we were to get to know them and thanks for allowing Ellie the opportunity to learn from two of the finest. Hard to believe that we will be school shopping not only for my supplies this summer....but for my kindergartner's supplies as well.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.
We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!
Many blessing to you all.
Little Ski (Ellie)