Saturday, June 18, 2011

All About LJ

Lj is now 18 months old. He finally can walk without help, but he doesn't do steps. He can go up on all fours but he can't stand and walk up or down. He loves being outside where its quiet. A lot of noise bothers him. High pitch noises startle him and sometimes enough to make him cry. He loves to watch Sesame Street, Little Bill, Fresh Beat Band and he loves music. He is still working on sleeping in his crib and doesn't communicate with words very well. He just had a test called an Actigrapy done because he doesn't stay asleep throughout the night. The results will be explained to me on Wednesday June 22. The Dr did suggest meds, but I want to try everything before drugs. He is a daddy's boy and he loves his big brother Andre. Unless Andre doesn't give him something or takes something away. He also bites and has tantrums when he is upset. He is a happy baby boy overall and just has a little ways to go.

Lj is still seeing a lot of doctors and specialists. He is now going to see a neurologist because he has episodes where he shakes like he is extremely cold but all of his muscles tense up. He also sees a pulmonologist. She has diagnosed him with Reactive Airway disease. He takes a daily med to keep it under control. He also sees a speech therapist who says he should be saying 15 words or more, but he only says about 5. His favorite is "DOG". All the animals he sees it's a dog. He doesn't tell me with words that he wants something. He still scream and I have to figure out exactly what he wants. Lj just started saying Dad and Ma. The words he know how to say seem to be only one syllable words. He still sees occupational therapist but now he sees two of them. One for development and one for his feeding sensory issues. His developmental OT thinks he may have Sensory Processing disorder. He will be getting tested for it. He still sees Gastro and an eye doctor(Optomologist).

Nothing is the answer. OMG he doesn't like anything with texture or a strong taste. He only wants to eat PB&J for lunch. Ive tried grilled cheese, lunch meats and the list goes on, but he doesn't want it. He does eats some things like, Spaghetti, Turkey Dogs smashed, Apple Sauce, Fruit cups. Bananas and Cinnamon Bread. I try something new every week but he still wants the same thing. Because of this he is not gaining adequate weight. He drinks Pediasure but he is still not gaining. When he started Pediasure he was 19lbs and after 3 months he is only 21lbs.

Hopefully my little one will catch up with everything. He has come a long way. I thank GOD for his blessings. I am still very protective of his little body and always worried about something happening to him but meanwhile I will keep everyone updated. Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. You keep at it mama! He is so super lucky to have such a devoted mommy!