Tuesday, September 11, 2012

6 month Update

Ryan got into the PPCD program for half days. He started is April 2012. He went to ESY during the summer and is back at school now. We are now waiting for the emergency ARD meeting to move Ryan up to full day.

Ryan has learned his name and for the first year ever, he told me Happy Mothers Day with out be told to. I cried! Ryan has had a speech and occupational evaluation done at TX Children's Hospital in Houston. He has an 18 month delay on speech and many delays in Occupational. Ryan has sensory issues. Ryan will have to see a psych doctor at TCH and then we should get a RX from them on Ryan.  Ryan got new glasses and he is farsighted.

Liam just turned 2 years old. Liam is a handful. He receives ECI services for speech and behavioral. Liam will get an OT eval in 1 week. Liam likes to bounce, rock, twirl, pull hair, bite, throw toys, and hit his brother.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Ryan's school evaluation

David and I will be going to one of our local elementary schools to have Ryan's 1st ARD meeting with the people that evaluated him. The informal meeting will be March 29th and a formal meeting on April 5th.

I am nervous and excited. If Ryan has enough issues/delay, he will go to a preschool for children with special needs. If Ryan doesn't have enough issues.delay, he will start Pre-K in August. Either way, Ryan will be going to school in 5 months or so.

Liam's 18 month appointment

My surprise pregnancy turned into a bouncing baby boy and now he is a toddler.

Liam is growing up so fast. He can point, talk, run, walk, eat with a fork, loves taking his diaper off, and he loves his Wiggles. Liam has a blankie he likes and carries around and he also has a stuffed black panther that he loves up on.

Liam weighs 24 pounds, the ped thinks he needs to gain some weight.
Liam is 30.25 inches tall. He is shorter than Ryan at this age. Liam is built more like David.

Friday, March 2, 2012

My Men

David is allergic to crab, ragweed(all types), and Russian Thistle. His other allergies are mild. He has an epi pen now.

Ryan's new meds seem to be working. He is talking more coherently. Yeah!

Liam is 18 months old now and going to the doctor for his 18 month well baby check up next week.

Monday, February 13, 2012

David is off being allergy tested as I type this. I can't wait to see what his results are. He was so nervous when he left here.

Ryan seems to be communicating more recently. I think it is the meds. I am happy. We go back to psych doctor in 2 weeks. In about 4 weeks, I should hear something from local school district about help for Ryan.

Liam is still wild and sometimes a bully towards Ryan. Ryan says to Liam, "Don't bully!" a lot. Liam likes Mickey Mouse, The Wiggles, and Barney.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January 2012

January was busy for us. Ryan had 2 appts with a new doctor and another school evaluation.

The eval went smoothly and lasted about an hour. I could see where Ryan was lacking and not doing what they wanted him to do. I will know in March what programs the school district will offer Ryan. I am hoping he will be able to go a preschool for special needs children in our school district. If he doesn't do that, he will try Pre-K.

I am still waiting for TX Children's to call me back to get Ryan eval there for his Autism.

Ryan's new doctor is a psych one. She said that Ryan was mild/moderate Autistic with SPD. She started him on a med that made him walk around moaning and he would throw up. We have changed him to a new med, but I am leery of trying it while David is at work. We go back in 4 weeks.

The rest of us are doing fairly well.

I lost my voice for 3 days over New Years. My voice is still not back to normal. Ugh! I need to get a filling.

David got a raise at work. We have filed our taxes.Since David got a raise the boys can no longer get Medicaid and they are now on CHIP.

Liam is growing like a weed. He is pointing and saying - mama, dada, up, down, kitty, baba, bye, hi, and night night. He can blow kisses and wave. Liam can sign - more and milk. He will show you where his milk is for his cup. He will tell you through non-verbal signals that he wants to jump in his jumper.