Tuesday, November 15, 2011

what's new

I have quite a bit to catch up on.

Emily has had her 3 month post cast check up. That went great! You would never know she was in a body cast for 3 months 3 months ago! Her left hip socket is still very shallow and the ball is much smaller than the right. It's to be expected. We are in the process of getting her a stander. Praying that insurance will cover it.
You can see where the purple arrow is pointing how her left hip socket is a bow not curved in like the right socket. You can also see how small her ball is compaired to her right. When the hip is out of socket the ball does not grown.
In therory, if we can get her in a stander it will help push her femur and ball into her socket and help form her pelvix correctly.

She had a MRI of her brain and also had good news, no new atrophy. Which means her brain has no shrunk any more! Yay!
She had to be sedated with the MRI so we went ahead and had them do the ABR which is a sedated hearing test.
She had tubes in her ears and electrodes taped to her forehead and behind her ears. The result of this was great too! She even said the word NORMAL! I made her reapeat herself! :)

Emily has really been enjoying her iPad. She loves the fireworks app and anything with animal sounds. Her favorite is a kitty. Joe keep teasing that we need to get her a cat because she responds so well to it.

The new medicine, clobazam, is still helping. She has days with more spasms and seizures but her recovery time is so much better. The rescue drugs are working faster, when we need to use them.
The side effects are also minimal.

We went to Riley Children's Hospital to get Emily fit for a wheelchair, stander and car seat. They gave us a new car seat then. It was through the foundation and it is very nice and big! The car seat she was in was getting too short to keep her rear facing much longer. With Emily lack of head control we need to keep her rear facing as long as possible!

Now onto the fun stuff!

Emily loved the swings this time around!

My cute kitty cat!

She got lots of candy!

Me, Emily, Ava, and Angie at Halloween.

Just a reminder, my blog will not show up in your blog feed or on google reader.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


I have made this blog private for the time being.

It is not going to be permanently private.

The reason I started this blog was to connect with other parents going through what we are.

I have learned more from reading about other people's journeys.

I have met some wonderful friends as well.

Our family is going through some things right now that requires privacy. We promise to be transparent as soon as we can.
Please pray for us though.

What we are getting ready to go through is going to be tough and we will need all the prayers we can get.

I plan on updating about Emily very soon. She has been doing lots of things lately that I need to get in the blog for my own memory as well.

Thanks for sticking with us!!