Thursday, September 2, 2010

seeing is believing

Emily had her first session with her vision therapist yesterday.  We have enrolled Emily into VIPS  (visually impaired preschool) from Louisville. Two of the sweetest ladies came out and they were so good with Emily. She really liked them too. They will come and see Emily at home once a month and then we can go to the school every Wednesday for a mommy and me type class, plus she will be able to socialize with other kids and I will get to meet some other parents going through similar things.

Emily's friend Colin goes there so we will see them too. If you have not gone lately go check out Colin's blog, he is doing some great things!

They brought her a bag of goodies that she just loved!
One of which was a gold shimmery pom pom. I was speaking with one lady and the other was playing with Emily in the floor. I looked over and Emily was holding the pom pom BY HERSELF!
She held it for several minutes too. Emily has never held a toy!

She was looking at their faces a lot too. It is amazing what happens when you don't have seizures for two days.
Yes, she is still doing great with her seizures. It has been almost 48 hours since her last one. She is still having spasms though.

I could not be more proud of her.

Here is a little video of her holding the pom pom.

 This is from the other night after her bath we cuddled on my bed and she fell asleep, she looked so sweet.

Things may not be good everyday but on the good days I will celebrate!


  1. this is awesome! She looks so sweet sleeping! And holding the pompom! Way to go Emily!!! :) Still cheering for you all!

  2. Oh Erica!!! I about teared up with that video, watching her grip that pom pom!!!! She just wants to be a cheerleader!!! So girly!! Now, dont be putting her in a UL cheerleading outfit... We'll have to get her a new COLTS one since she does love her football!!!

    And you celebrate every day - every MINUTE you can along with Emily!!!! We'll celebrate right along with you with our own pom poms (though mine wont be black & red - Ricky would divorce me)

  3. Way to go Emmy! We are SOOO proud of our beautiful angel granddaughter! Her grandpa Jeff and I are cheering you on!
    We love you!
    Grandma Mary and Grandpa Jeff Johnson