Sunday, April 12, 2015

Long, Overdue Update

It has been almost a month since my last post.  I figure it is time for some updates.

Logan: is doing great.  He is venturing into the world of orthodontics on Tuesday.  It is our consult appointment, so I am not sure what the path will be...but he needs some work done.  He is still enjoying his extra curricular activities very much and is looking forward to swim team this summer.  He is enjoying writing his book series, now on book 18.

Nathan: loves anything electronic.  His absolute favorite thing to do is sit on his bench and play the iPad.  He loves Starfall and will spend an hour plus working on the math equations, reading the books, listening to different composers, etc.  He is also doing really well with his talking computer.  He is constructing sentences and is able to communicate exactly what he wants and needs.  He has two new devices for his right arm.  He is still getting used to them and we are getting some adjustments made to them this week.  He is also starting a few power wheelchair trials this month to see if this is a possibility for the near future.  Nathan also loves jumping on the trampoline and swinging in the backyard. He is definitely an outdoor kid.

Owen: is really starting to come back around.  He is becoming more and more proficient with his eye gaze, along with his talking.  He is going to be looking at a new wheelchair on Monday.  He loves spending time outside too and loves when get out the bubble gun and he gets to pop lots of bubbles.  He is really enjoying playing baseball!  I am so glad he and Nathan are finally old enough to be on th team.

Karis: her transition into the family is still really, really ROUGH.  She is receiving 3 appointments a week of psychotherapy.  She also has 4 appointments a week of in-home speech therapy.  This is a busy week for her.  Tuesday morning we have a pre-op pediatrician appointment and Thursday she is having a dental procedure at Children's South....lots of cavities filled at one time so she is getting anesthesia.

Our family was honored to be asked to be the feature family for the National UCP Fundraising Campaign.  A letter and accompanying brochure about our family's story was sent to donors/prospective donors all over the US.  Logan was so excited because he felt very famous.

Spring break was just a few weeks ago.  We started off with a fun trip to the Space and Rocket Center with our friends, The Schwartings.  Brian and Evan were also able to meet us there for a little bit.  Sunday we enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt at Samford with Ranae and Cooper and a big family dinner at my parents house.  Monday was a trip to the Zoo with Ranae and Cooper.  On Tuesday we crammed in tons of appointments and Wednesday we packed the car and headed to Texas.  We spent several days visiting our friends, The Cooks and then headed back to Birmingham.  It was a great week!

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