Wednesday, January 12, 2011

January 12th, 2011

It's been a while since I posted an update on Kinnick and Carver. Life's been a lot busier, lately. I returned to work Full time in November. Then there was Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then Dad's Cancer. Adjusting to Full time hasn't been too bad, but it doesn't leave much time to do the things I need to do at home. I'm hoping that with the holidays being behind us, I can finally get adjusted. There are still so many things that need added to my schedule. Kinnick and Carver both need eye appointments. Their eye appointments take forever. I'm not talking about eye appointments in Michigan. I'm talking about vision appointments here in town. I haven't been to the dentist in forever, so I need to make an appointment to get my teeth cleaned. I need to start working out regularly. We're in desperate need of a vacation. We've looked at a few places, but we don't even know where we want to go. Kinnick and Carver's IEP's are due in March, and I'm dreading the process. I'm still worried about their health. I know they would do great in school, but the health issues continue to be a problem.

The results of Carver's botox are starting to show. I'm not seeing the huge differences that I was expecting. It's made a difference, but not to the extent that I expected. His legs are more relaxed, but still scissor easily. He's not as tight as he was before. I can tell that the muscles are a little looser.

We got the Merry Muscles jumper that we ordered before Christmas and the kids love it! It's much more size appropriate. I need to post a video to show how much fun the kids are having in it.

Carver is doing a little better in his Pony. He needs prompted to move, but once he gets going he really likes it. It's nice to see Kinnick and Carver at the same height. Today, Kinnick raced around the kitchen next to Carver while pushing her corn popper.

Kinnick has had an ongoing cold that has required the use of oxygen during the day on several occasions.

We still haven't received our approval for Carver's cochlear implant. Not that it matters, Advanced Bionic's recall is still in effect, so we couldn't get the implant yet, anyway. I'm frustrated that it is all taking so long, and I haven't really had the time to check on it.

There are so many things to talk about, but it's late. I'll update more later.

Thanks for all of the thoughts and prayers for my Dad. I truly appreciate it.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you are doing the blog for your dad. I love the verse you picked out on there. Hope the kids stay healthy. I don't blame you for being cautious about sending them to school right now with health issues. Stuff goes around like crazy! Hope you get a chance to get some rest!

Sherri said...

Thanks for the info. We are praying for you and your family during this stressfull time.

We should try and go out sometime..even if its just for an hr or so. I will try and call ya tonight after class. I am getting ready for our IEP meeting friday (dread) so that has consumed me. I miss chatting with you though. I have been thinkin' about you guys. Even Cale asked how the kids were doing :)