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 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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more