Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Greenville Developmental Pediatrics

Today was our appointment with the N.P. in Greenville. We really liked her, she made us feel comfortable and complimented us saying we were on the right track and gave me an A+ for all my hard work! It made me feel so good and was something I really needed to hear. She said she wished more parents were as dedicated and doing as much as we were already doing. She couldn't give us a diagnosis, she doesn't know what is causing Joshua's delays. She does not think he is a "sensory kid" like his P.T. says. She said that kids with sensory issues or disorders usually have sleeping problems and eating problems which Joshua definitely does not have, either one. She was very encouraged by his good eating and sleeping. So moving forward we are doing more tests/evaluations: genetics test (they draw blood and do a complete family history), hearing test, occupation therapy evaluation and speech therapy evaluation. He will probably be in both OT & ST so his days will be very busy. We are supposed to go back in May.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Next week Joshua is being fitted for special inserts for his shoes, they are supposed to help him stand and walk better because he still tends to stand on his toes they will get him walking flat footed. We gave back the stander today, that was a rough 2 months using it and I'm so glad it's over. Now our new hurdle will be the walker.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Joshua's 1st Day of Preschool!

I am so pleased to say that Joshua's first day went great! He woke up at 6 but thankfully was back asleep by 6:30 and slept 'till 7:30. We got him dressed and gave him a snack before we left. I got a few pictures but they got some too; I'll scan and upload those when I get them. They said he had a few fussy times but they were short lived. He explored and got into things, had a snack and did circle time. They were feeding him graham crackers and cheerios but were giving another child applesauce and when Joshua saw someone else was having something he wasn't he made it clear that he wanted applesauce too! So he ate very well for him. He must have gotten tired because he took a nap in a little swing/hammock they have for about 40 minutes and was just waking up when I got there. I didn't think he would make it the whole time without getting tired. I'm so happy that he didn't spend the entire time crying, that makes me feel so good. They said he had a great first day! They gave me a cd with all the songs they sing at circle time and a printout of the lyrics. Also there is going to be an article in the newspaper and he might be in it! I hope to get a copy of it and share it on here.