Tuesday, February 24, 2009

D's surgery

D got his tonsils and adenoids out this morning. The surgery went well, I thought the staff at the hospital was very efficient and they were great with D.

Here's some pics I took...

D flashin some leg before surgery...lol

Sleeping off the drugs

Poor baby, you can see where he had cried some in pain :( But I had to giggle, that pinky was still in the air...

In the recovery room...this was the first of many zoned moments D had today...lol he's still quite loopy...and has fallen down a few times tryin to get off the couch and walk. :(

And another loopy look, looking at me like I'm crazy...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Silly boy

I was in the bathroom this afternoon cleaning up, and I heard D talking to himself. Nothing big, just jabbering. I turned around to leave it, and saw how he was laying...lol silly kid was just laying there talking to himself. So I had to take a pic of it with my phone.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The start of D's big boy room!

Well it only took me a month or two to figure out exactly what I wanted, but it came today!!! Thanks to a generous donation for a new dresser for D (thanks you guys!!!!), I was also able to include a new bed with it, and I bought him a new mattress. D's room before was STARK. It was an old mattress/boxspring on a frame, and a short stand for his air purifier. That was it. Well, and the curtains, which are still up for now ( I know they are too long, I'm working on that...lol). But now...he's getting a REAL ROOM!! Yay! I have big plans for wall art. I'm going to get canvas and paint and make paintings. Plus, he'll be getting new bedding here soon (hence why I didn't take pics of his old bedding on the bed). I'll post an update as we go!

Please ignore the spots, those are on my camera lense.

Hehehe testing it out...ahhhh comfort...

He's so proud!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Ten Reasons to Give Thanks for Your Child With Special Needs

I found this here: http://specialchildren.about.com/od/needinspiration/tp/bethankful.htm#

1. You never have to worry about worrying over nothing.

Let other parents obsess over the frivolous and the shallow. Your child will make sure you always have something worthy to worry about.

2. Developmental delays = more years of hugs, kisses, and little-kid sweetness.

My 13-year-old still wants to sit in my lap, give me hugs, and tell me he loves me. What mom of a sullen teen doesn't secretly wish for the same?

3. Maybe someday, Ty Pennington will come build you a house.

Hey, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition loves families of children with special needs. Your little one may be your ticket to a lavish living space.

4. Any little milestone is a cause to throw a party.

Your child works hard for every step, sit-up and syllable, giving you lots to be excited about.

5. Every day is a learning experience.

Some days it's a pop quiz, some days it's a crash course, but life with your child is always an education, for sure.

6. You have the privilege of putting several doctors' children through college.

After paying for all those appointments, you may feel like a one-family scholarship foundation. Put your child's name on some letterhead and take pride.

7. You meet a better class of parent in waiting rooms and support groups.

Your child frees you from having to hang out with those snotty parents on the playground, and gives you entry into an exclusive club of people who are sensitive, sarcastic, and sure of their priorities.

8. You have an iron-clad escape excuse for any occasion.

You'd love to stay at that boring party, crowded event, endless church service, but, you know, your child just can't tolerate it. (And if sometimes it's you who can't tolerate it -- who's to know?)

9. Coming up with new strategies every day keeps your brain sharp.

They say doing crossword puzzles helps ward off Alzheimer's. Figuring out your child's schedules and treatments and lessons and rights and restrictions must easily provide twice the protection.

10. Your blessings will always be fully counted.

Other parents may take the gifts that their children bring for granted. Not you. Not ever.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

RC car and my biker babe

Today at my grandma's, my aunt brought over D's remote control car that stays at her house for these occasions. So we had a great time making D chase it around every where...lol I'm such a bad mommy! I did eventually let him take the controls for a bit but gosh he's a bad driver!!! Then later this afternoon, we met up with Beth and her family to let the boys practice their newly learned biking skills. I swear, D fell LITERALLY 20 times, because he gets too offbalance even with the training wheels, but overall I think he did great!! Although, homeboy did some scary feats, ran into the curb a few times, went offroading on accident...lol Good times...its a good thing I barely flench at some of the things he does...yikes...

Showing off his ride


Finally at the wheel...yeah not for long...

And we're off to bike. D made it up this big hill with only 3 small pushes from me!!! Go D!!!

You can see he's already offbalance here. I SO need to get some elbow/knee pads...oy...

Uhhh D, please watch where you are going...