Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Doctor's appointment goes well
Well, Caydence had her second doctor's appointment today and all went well. She was weighed at the doctor and over the last 2 weeks she has gained 9 oz. which is exactly where she needs to be according to the doctor, so we're happy. I was expecting more but I guess when you do the math, that kind of gain would be equal to me gaining roughly 25 pounds in two weeks so actually I'm impressed. Otherwise, all went well and we had a few more questions answered, specifically about her feeding schedule. We asked about spreading it out more and we were able to rearrange her night time feedings so that there will be a 4 hour window in the early morning hours. All I have to say is wow, what will I do with all of that extra time? Maybe I could write a novel or something. The doctor said we have to make small changes and that she would alter the schedule again in a couple of weeks because we don't want to shock her with the changes. I guess you could say that we're taking, baby steps? Yeah, I know, that was bad but it's 3:30 in the morning, you can't expect a lot.
The other news to report is that we had our first visit with the "Birth to 3" group yesterday. "Birth to 3" is a program that is designed to aid children with disabilities in catching up to the rest of their age group by the time school were to start. It's an awesome program and the research shows that children in "Birth to 3" are leaps and bounds ahead of children with disabilities that don't enter the program so we're excited about this too. The group comes in 2-3 times to evaluate where they feel Caydence is and then they make a plan as to where they feel she is and what needs she may have. They provide Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists and other help as Caydence may need it. I'm so glad that this program exists and that we can provide it to Caydence. Otherwise we would be learning it all from scratch and why should we reinvent the wheel if it already exists.
Anyway, we're all doing well and have had a few very important days as of late. I guess I'm going to leave it at that. Take care and I'm sure we'll be posting again soon.