Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Improvement

The breathing/coughing is improving. The cough isn't gone, but it's markedly improved. I even let him sleep all night last night instead of waking him for a breathing treatment.

Of course, it's still bad enough that he can't get his tubes tomorrow. The surgeon's office was very understanding, thankfully. Right now we're rescheduled for next Wednesday. Now we just hope I can get off work. Ay yi yi.

Other than that, Robbie's doing great. I'm on vacation this week, so we're hanging out together. It's been fun. He's been eating well (for him) for the most part. Monday I got about 6oz of food into him. Pretty sure that's a record. He ate a full jar in the morning and half a jar in the afternoon. He did throw a little bit of the afternoon jar back up, but he didn't choke or freak out, so it wasn't as horrible as it could be.

Pretty sure that yesterday he started repeating "all done" when I would say it. Of course, it sounds more like "ah duh" so maybe it's wishful hearing, but I do think he's trying.

That brings his vocabulary to 3:

Uh-oh
Kitty
all done

The only one he says reliably is uh-oh, but whatever. He's getting there. He'll probably have his speech evaluation next month and then we can start work on that a month or so after that.

Movement is going great. He's cruising pretty well now and tonight was even able to use a walk-behind toy to get across the living room. He's a speed demon on his butt. It's so fascinating watching what he chooses to do now that he's in control. We've definitely had to start some baby proofing, including keeping the gate to the stairs & the door to the back (two steps down) closed. It's certainly more work as a parent, but I'm loving every minute of it.

If we could just get him a little better on all-fours, we'd be golden. Crawling would be lovely, of course. More than that, though, it would allow him to transition from laying back to sitting and relieve a lot of his frustration. You can see he wants to do it. He can even get up onto all fours, but he just can't hold it while moving so he can figure it out.

Last week in developmental therapy, his therapist was so pleased at his progress that she remarked that she wouldn't need to see him for very long. Score!

It's been amazing watching him learn new things and learning more and more about his amazingly bright personality. Truly, we could be more blessed as his parents.


--Trish

8 comments:

Becky said...

Too cool. Think that's all there really is to say about that. Robbie's a Rock star!

Bridie said...
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Bridie said...

Yay for all Robbie's progress! Sam's OT showed us how to transition him from sitting to his tummy - he was just lunging forward and she had us rotate his body to the side, and go that way. They only did it with him once and he started trying it on his own - and within a few days he was trying to get from tummy to back going through that same position. They wanted us to work with him on that, because obviously he couldn't go to back from tummy the same way he came when he was lunging forward. It's easy to show, hard to explain, but email me if you want me to try to explain it better. Will your ENT not do tubes if he has an ear infection? Or is it lung concern? Ours doesn't care if his ears are infected, but we have to get a physical a week prior to make sure his lungs and heart are good.

Adriane said...

Great update - he is doing so well!!!! I had late crawlers, too, and finally with Gab (she was my butt scooter) when she was on all fours, I literally got over top of her and moved her arms and legs in that crawling motion. It took a few days of that and finally it worked. Not saying that will work for Robbie - just telling you what we ended up doing. :-) I firmly beleive they do everything when they're ready, which is usually never the same as my timeline! :-)

Laura said...

Yay for Uh-oh! LOL! It would be great if he started crawling, but doesn't sound likely. He may get discharged from PT at the same time as Evan.

chipz95 said...

That's so great, Trish! It sounds like he's doing wonderful. Way to go momma!

Anonymous said...

YAY!!

k said...

I just found your blog through a trail of links. I delivered twins at 23w5d after a trail of Follistim and IUIs.

Can't wait to read more...