11 September 2008

Sept 11-

Rylie is 13!!!

Having a blast with his bath-

I had an appnt with the new ped today and I liked him. I liked our old one too but I think this Dr will be good for us. He seems like he will help me and be on top of things. He wants Liam back in a month for a weight check. And I couldn't believe it, but Liam gained 1 1/2 lbs and 1 1/2 inches since we upped his calories just in the last 4 weeks! So that's great news and a good little spurt! He is now at 25% for his height and still a paltry 5% for weight but at least he's growing!

Therapy was good today. Cathy thinks Liam made good progress this week. I love it when the therapist is happy. And I loved having her here twice this week. I think that will really help Liam along. We are working on a few things but mostly head control (he'll get it when he gets it) and something called graded flexion (bringing his body, head, hands, etc to midline). He has improved on that just in this week alone! Liam wants to mouth his toys but doesn't get how to do it yet. Plus he can't "see" them and not being able to control his movements well makes him a bit gaurded with his mouth.

I got a wonderful email from a sweet woman in MD whose micro preemie has delayed vision. She said her boy didn't really start seeing until he was 1 1/2 yrs old! I am thankful that she reached out to me because quite frankly it can be lonely in my world. And hearing about the obstacles that are overcome is a reminder to me that they CAN be overcome. With God ALL things are possible.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support of me and my family. Thank you for still reading our blog. The Lord seems so near when I have you all by my side!

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