Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Good Morning

Yesterday I took Annie to the doctor to make sure she didn't have an ear infection and that her chest was clear. After being sick as a dog on Sunday, and then giving her stress doses of hydrocortisone, she really perked up, and didn't seem to have much of a cold at all. But I had already made the doctor appointment, so Andy & I took her in. She's 45 lbs. and 45 inches tall. Huge for a 4 1/2 year old. She was 33 lbs. in January when she had her initial seizure--we must be feeding her Miracle-Gro. I know you guys were praying that her cold go away--she is much better today. She even slept through the WHOLE night last night!

Preschool is going well, but they're having some trouble finding and hiring a nurse to work on-site for her, which is something that is necessary because of her medical issues. So I've been going to school with her. It's been good for me to be able to coach her aide, teacher, and therapist--she's not the easiest kid to figure out because she doesn't talk yet.

Her therapists from Rehab Without Walls finished their work with her last week. It was pretty sad to say goodbye to these wonderful women who have worked with Annie for 6 months. You bond with people who have walked with you through the worst time of your life. They were such a huge help, great source of information and comfort to me.

This week, we start out-patient therapy with Cascade Children's Therapy in Mill Creek. They have an excellent reputation, and I'm looking forward to getting started with them. Hopefully, Annie will adapt quickly, and move along in relearning walking, eating, talking, yelling at her brothers, etc.



Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord for a whole night's sleep! And praise the Lord for physical growth and the physical healing it (and sleep) bring. Praise the Lord for a slight cold (vs a heavy cold). Praise the Lord for those wonderful in home therapists and the relationships y'all grew. Praying for an easy adjustment to the new facility for you guys, Annie, and the new therapists. And praying for just the right nurse. Looking forward to Annie yelling real words at her brothers (and Olivia, too, of course!)
Terri W

Annie Sullivan said...

Used to be that when her brothers were bothering her, Annie used to say, "Children, OBEY your parents!" I need to hear her say that again. :-)


PS--Today at Cascade Children's Therapy, Annie swung on the big swing with her new OT, Kathie. I think she liked it.

Gretchen said...

David went to CCT when he was in kindergarten (had Heather, in fact). Loved it. The lycra swing was his fave.

Blessings on this new set of transitions. xxxooogretchen