Monday, April 11, 2011
Well .........now that Lj is always on the move, there is no sitting down for me! From the time he wakes to the time he it is time to get ready for bed, his little feet are pitter pattering around the house. He can't stay in one room. He has to go room to room. I have had to close all the doors because with those busy feet come busy, curious hands. He tries to open the doors but can't. He has also figured out how to take the electrical socket protectors out of the sockets. I was on the phone with one of his therapists and he brought the socket protector to me with a smile like he was saying, "Ha Ha you can't fool me, but nice try lady"! So if anyone has something else to try let me know. Lj is still not communicating. All he can say is, " Dog". I swear he calls everything a dog, even me! I was hoping that his speech therapy would have started by now but it hasn't. He is #17 on the waiting list. I am trying to find other resources for him but I haven't found anything as of yet. Lj has started therapy for his sensory issues. I do have a suggestion for preemie parents that are having trouble brushing there little ones teeth. There is a brush by Dr Mom called Gentle Vibrations Massager and Toothbrush. It comes with 2 extra attachments. You can get it from Babies R US or Toys R Us for 9.99. Lj's therapist at Rainbow Babies and Children got him one for his therapy sessions. He goes for 1 hour every week. Well until next week tune in to see what else Lj is getting into!!
Monday, April 04, 2011
Well Lj has finally had his 15 month check up and guess what he is still 19 pounds. He is not gaining weight! He is growing a little longer but he is still itty bitty. With him being born at 30 weeks he has started having lung issues. He has been placed on Flovent and Singulair by a great pulmonologist. The doctor said that he could have some damaged lung tissue and may have developed Asthma. I am so scared for him because the summer and hay fever is coming up and usually thats when asthma suferers usually have a lot of issues. Also as he has gotten older, Lj has some sensory issues. He doesn't like stuff on his face. He hates for his face to be covered and he hates for his teeth to be brushed. He doesn't just cry he fights to keep things away from his face. He doesn't like to eat textured foods like rice or meats. He spits them out or tries to swallow things whole, which in turns then cause him to gag, choke or vomit. He needs the meats for the Protein, but I can't get him to eat them unless I put them in a food processor. The OT and I have been working on these issues but it is very difficult to see him cry and scream because I am doing something that he feels is bad. I think I still suffer a lot from guilt. He is walking very well, he is learning how to spin himself in circles and dance. To see him bounce to a song makes me feel so good, because to me he seems so happy when he does it. He has come a long way. God has blessed my little one and im so thankful.