Thursday, November 22, 2007

Turkey Day

We pray everybody is enjoying their thanksgiving. We have much to be thankful for this year with Benji's health. Another year has gone by and he is doing wonderful health wise and we have the developmental getting taken care of.

Praise the Lord for he is awesome!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Barber Shop

I forgot to post it last week. Benji got his first offical haircut the night of the 8th. He looks like a big boy now.... no more baby.

Momma's little one is growing up way too fast.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Once again.... he got to sleep while I drove...

The evaluations went well... Benji was asleep when we got there and a bit on the stubborn side but for the most part, he cooperated. He did show his tantrum side and he did get overwhelmed. The appointment was at 1:30, we were called back about 1:45 and I was leaving the Vandy parking garage at 5:22. He leaves with no diagnosis. They HIGHLY suggest OT for his sensory issues (oral and tactile along with the vestibular, he loves to spin). He could be considered for PDD-NOS except he is too social. He could be considered for Asperger Syndrome except he has the speech delay. (He was diagnosed in June with Speech Apraxia) Neither have been thrown out. They do believe he has a form of OCD. (Things have to be just so, he obsesses on certain colors and order, he is repetitive but not a certain amount of times) And they have said his hyperactivity may be an indicator of ADHD in the future. So... there is no official diagnosis, but we will be getting more therapy. They have also told me to call once he transitions to the school system out of early intervention if there are ANY problems getting him the help he needs.

All in all it went much better than it could have. Although Benji was over stimulated both days, he calmed down quickly. I believe it was because he got the flu shot Monday. He's been snotty and sleepy since so it helped me. And thank the Lord I do not have to go back into Nashville until Monday.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Benji's trip to the Cardiologist

After falling asleep on the way in to Children's Heart, Benji was more than content to stay asleep.

He stayed asleep until it was time to do the pulse ox. Little man's feet are ticklish. Anyhow his oxygen level was 93-94% pulse 122.

His blood pressure readings were high but that was because he was upset and crying about it. Not even Elmo could calm him down.

The ECHO went good. Benji cooperated mostly and all measurements were made.

So, I guess you want the news huh?

Praise the Lord!! Rejoice! His aortic valve is stable.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Flu Shot

So, we went to the Dr. today to get the annual flu shot. It was rather uneventful. Thank the Lord!


He cried when he first got it but then was fine. I think he was more upset because he had to stay still than getting poked... LOL