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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

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

Sleep Study Results

  Joseph started 1st grade this year. He was all excited to go. It seemed like he was trying to tell Thomas, John, & I all to leave the room as soon as we walked in. His most exciting thing from the first day was in Science class was they mixed Lemon soda with pixie … Read moreSleep Study Results

Special Need Mothers do nothing?

Quick update on surgeries. Everyone did fine. Alexander & Joseph did wonderful with their ear tubes. John did well and Dr. Powitzky did above and beyond helping get John into the Operating Room. Now onto another subject that I need to address. So apparently it has been brought to my attention that Special Need Mothers “never … Read moreSpecial Need Mothers do nothing?

Pneumonia

October 28th, 2014 – Life has been busy as always since we came home from the hospital. We’re still adjusting to everything, but overall it has gotten much easier over time. We had a follow-up appointment from our hospital discharge on October 23rd with Dr. Meyers, his pediatrician. John weighed 14lbs 10oz. I had discussed with the … Read morePneumonia

3 Weeks

October 20th, 2014 – A lot has happened in the past 3 weeks. Just 3 weeks ago John was getting ready to have his trach surgery, Thomas & I had to travel to the Ronald McDonald house in Temple to stay the night before. I was a nervous wreck because my baby had yet another surgery. … Read more3 Weeks