Wednesday, September 17, 2008
September 17th, 2008
Sleeping is going better. I think Kinnick had a stomach ache. Both of my kiddos have terrible constipation all of the time. Today and tonight has gone much better. Kinnick is in her bed playing as she normally does before falling asleep.
Our big news!! I got approval for Carver's first Cochlear Implant. I will meet with the audiologist, speech pathologist, and ENT September 30th to go over everything before scheduling surgery.
We met with the dietitian today to discuss K&C's calorie intake. We are increasing both by @ 140 calories per day. Hopefully this will get the weight moving. We had already increased Carver's by @ 200 calories per day and it didn't make a difference. I guess with all of his new rolling, he's burning more calories.
I also met with PT today, they are really not wanting to get Carver a stander to help put weight on his legs. She said she'll do it if I insist, but she really doesn't think he needs one. Well, I insisted, so she's putting it on the list for this year. We're going to try some sort of treadmill walking at the Rainbows center. She thinks this is all he'll need to start standing/walking. Kinnick is going to participate, too. She stands, but it might help get her walking. She says it's still a little early for this, but I really feel like they need it. They'll be 18 months old this month and Carver just isn't making much progress with trunk/head support and is making no effort to stand. We'll try this activity for 3 months. If it doesn't work, we'll try something else, then the stander. She still seems confident that Carver will walk. Obviously, I hope she's right, but I'm not seeing it. He's just so stiff in his legs. I've also scheduled an appt with one of the best developmental specialists in the state of Kansas. So, I'm hoping to get some good feedback from her. The appt isn't until February. This was the quickest I could get in. She's just really booked. If we were over 3 yrs old, we would have a 13 month wait to see her.