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Therapy, School, Feelings

We had our annual ARD for Joseph and John to discuss their school and therapy needs. Joseph’s therapy needs We will be continuing speech therapy at school one time a week. We will continue working on the letters S/SH, J, & K. I feel there is another letter, but honestly, I am drawing a blank … Read moreTherapy, School, Feelings

Another Diagnosis & potential surgery

A lot has been going on with the new year and getting appointments set up, doctors seen and making sure all supplies for John have been properly ordered. So I have spent a lot of time on the phone. Some days I feel like I am slowly losing it but I know I have to … Read moreAnother Diagnosis & potential surgery

Doctors and more

We had some appointments over the past few days with different doctors. Here is a summary of our visits. Over the past few years, I have connected with other parents whose children have Catel-Manzke syndrome. Some of the questions were based on issues with their children. There is a soon to be 24yr old, 14yr … Read moreDoctors and more

Catel-Manzke Syndrome: Our Journey

The road to adding John to our family was a long and difficult one. Thomas and I actually just decided to start trying right before Joseph turned 2 yrs old. Right as we decided is when we learned we were having our first of several miscarriages. We finally learned we would be welcoming a healthy child … Read moreCatel-Manzke Syndrome: Our Journey

Kids with Catel-Manzke Syndrome

On Thursday, Sept 21st, John & Lillian were finally able to meet. Last year Lillian’s mom, Rebecca, reached out to me after her daughter was diagnosed with Catel-Manzke syndrome. It was an awesome feeling to finally be able to share with someone some of the concerns with John. Lillian is about 5 while John is … Read moreKids with Catel-Manzke Syndrome

Hurricane Harvey

Some of you may know, I have recently started helping admin a group that is globally known. It is Mom of Trach Babies. This is a support group for parents of trached children. I have been apart of this group for quite some time. However, recently I became apart of the admin team. Since I … Read moreHurricane Harvey

School Year has begun

We’ve started school as of Monday! It has been busy with getting all the items the school needs for each kid. All the forms that every school needs is coming home and I have been busy filling them out. Also there are some more forms John needs to start with speech at school, and having … Read moreSchool Year has begun

Developmental Levels & Traveling

This is a very over due post. I have just had a very crazy past month with doctor appointments and traveling for a funeral. First up is John’s results from ECI on where he is developmentally. Adaptive average is 16 months with a 40% delay. That breaks down to self care he is at a … Read moreDevelopmental Levels & Traveling

New Toys and a Project Update

John had his appointment with his pulmonologist, Dr, Chavez, last Wednesday in Temple. We addressed his reoccurring apnea events. Also the increase of oxygen he needs, especially while he is sick. Dr. Chavez says we will be putting him on a vent at night while he is asleep. If he is sick then it will be … Read moreNew Toys and a Project Update

In the Clear, Hopefully

October 8th, 2014 – John is so happy, and is acting like nothing ever happened. He passed his swallow test, so hopefully starting Thursday we can slowly feed him by mouth in addition to his g-button feeds. On Monday morning we had his first trach change. He decided to scare the NICU nurse & respiratory therapist by coughing … Read moreIn the Clear, Hopefully