Work in Progress

Pretty much says it all. Everything is a Work in Progress until it is done.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

I have got to update more!

Well, a lot has happened since the last time I posted. Most, ok a lot, has to do with DS. He has had his feet looked at. He is pigeon toed (yeah, thanks. Didn't know that.*sigh*). Nothing we can do about it. Just keep doing feet exercises and work on strengthen those muscles.

On the plus side, it was once again time for his yearly Developmental Evaluation. When we first begin therapies, he was 18-12 months behind in all areas. Now at 5 years old, with over 2 years of therapies, he is 8-5 months behind!!!! WOOHOO!!! His Motor skills still need a lot of work (still a year behind in them) but we are working on those hard and heavy. But in Cognition (how much you understand), he is only 5 months delayed! WOW! I am feeling so good about this. That means, when he starts Kindgarden next year he will be at the same level as most of the kids in his class (Thank goodness for Fall birthdays!) WooHOO!!!!!

We have some plans on the motor skills, he is playing baseball next year and we are signing him up for golf lessons. He got a golf set for his birthday and he LOVES going to "smack the snot out of the ball". (Good going, Momma on teaching him that phrase LOL) So we found a place here in town called The First Tee ( They are a golf course just for kids. They have lessons and tournaments, plus lots of other stuff. Can't wait. We told him that we were going to look into it and if he would like to take lessons to learn to "smack" the ball right and he really liked the idea. So wish us luck on Saturday when he takes his first lesson (other plus is with a $35 a year membership you get free group lessons). Here is a couple of pictures of the next great golf player: Please ignore the "demon"look in the first picture. He is a wonderful kid.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Only 2 more days to go.......

In 2 days, DS will finally see the pediatric orthopedic specialist. Hopefully, the end is in sight. I'm a little annoyed about it because he will be see the Nurse Practitioner and not the Doctor. He sees her first and she decides if he needs to see him! Don't get me started on THAT! I'm sorry but if I'm paying to see the SPECIALIST, I want to see THE SPECIALIST! We know he needs some leg braces (been in them before, has been working with a PT so got out of them but she thinks he needs a little something. And we agree.) but we need/want a better idea what kind to get. And if the work he is doing with his PT is enough or do they need some different exercises. Just little things like that.

In my second vent for the day.....My car is STILL in the shop! For the SAME PROBLEM! FOR THE 5 TIME WITH THE SAME TROUBLE!!!!!!!!!!!! It's been a month. I know the guy is doing what he can and he can only do what the car tech people tell him to do but they have been telling him the same thing for a month! COME ON, PEOPLE! I'm not mad at him, really. I know that sounds strange but it's true. I've heard him talking the repair guy in the background so I know he is telling me everything that is going on. I called the car company to get them to get on the ball. Maybe, hopefully, I'll have my car back in time for my trip Friday! (not counting on it, thou. LOL)