Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Riding the Range

Annie had her first official hippotherapy yesterday. Her therapist was impressed that she was sitting up tall for the whole half hour, and thankfully, didn't have any seizures while she was on the horse. Yippeeyiyokayea. Now, I did remember to bring the video camera, and as soon as I can get my producer to put it up here, you'll be able to see it too.

I do have a few updates for you:

1. We went to the dentist last Monday. She showed me some tricks to get the toothbrush into Annie's mouth, and to brush her teeth while I'm in there. Most of the ideas require 3 people to accomplish. But she did say I was doing a good job. Yeah, me and Olivia. ;)

2. We went to the neurodevelopmental clinic today to discuss ideas on how to break Annie of the annoying habit of intentionally gagging herself. They all involve "redirecting" Annie away from the behavior.

3. We're going to the nephrology clinic tomorrow to find out why Annie has protein and glucose in her "output."

4. The seizures were down to one or two a day until today, when she had about 6. I wish I could tell you why she had so many, but I don't know. We're off the zonisimide completely, and probably will go up again on the Banzel, if we can do it without causing too much nausea.

5. Annie also started summer school this week. And did I mention that it's David's 18th birthday today?

I remind myself often that many people in the medical profession do these things all day for a living--and aren't I lucky that I can do it and get a load of laundry done at the same time?

Annie's asleep now. Time to rest so I can be ready for another day.


And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9


Gretchen said...

Wow, things are never boring for you, are they, Jean?

Glad you got some good tips from the dentist and the neurodev group. Will pray over the kidney appt. And for grace.

And happy birthday, David. My David is only a few days and 5 years behind yours.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday David!

(My Bill turned 53 yesterday, 07/08/09).

Hooray, Jean and Olivia! Yay God!!

Looking forward to that video.

Continuing love and prayers,

Terri W