Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
I told Bret one of these years, we need to take them all to the appointment with us, it's such a neat hospital with all kinds of fun things for kids to do and explore. Here's Kylee looking at the World's Biggest Stained Glass Kaleidoscope!
After walking the halls and stealing the hearts of all those around her, it was time for her appointment. We met with the doctor and several therapists to discuss Kylee's progress with her left side and overall development. They were all very pleased with all she is doing and reassured us she's right on track and doing as well as anyone can having a hemi (hemiplegia cerebral palsy). She's cleared for another year unless the need arises and she needs to be seen again! Below, Kylee taking a ride on Daddy's shoulders as we headed out!
We took advantage of our alone time with our little girl and had lunch too. SO NICE! No unloading and herding 4 littles from the car to the door, no stares, questions or posing for pictures, no waiting while the staff rearranged tables and hunted down high chairs to accommodate us...nothing! Don't get me wrong I enjoy when we all go out together it's just a completely different world when we can give all our attention to one ;)
Next week we get a special date with our Brody :] Stay tuned!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Dr. Peiffer and the anesthesiologist came in and talked to us while each kid was assigned a nurse. After taking vitals and weights (B is the smallest at 24lbs and Brody the biggest at 27 something) we were ready to get started. We ended up going out of birth order and started with Kylee. A dose of happy juice was given to her and the wait began. Within just a few minutes her balance went out the window, her speech was slurred and her never disappearing smile got bigger! I'm so glad thay had this so called "happy juice" for them. We've had several tests done in the past where they just take them back fully awake and knock them out as they're scared to death and terrified. With this medicine they were in lala land as they were wheeled away with huge smiles on their faces. Once taken back they were masked, which knocked them out and THEN given and IV. Below, Smiley Kylee with Bethany before being wheeled to the operating room.
The docs came for Baxlyn and headed off the the O.R. and it was finally Korbin's turn for the happy juice. It took longer to kick in for this dude and he had a slightly different effect. Rather than lay calm and quiet, the boy got LOUD. He would try to sit up, which was impossible for him to do by himself, make a weird face and do this happy scream thing. You can imagine the lady (who Brody peeked in on earlier) was having the time of her life watching a bunch of drunk-like two year olds from across the room! Yes, we did get video, I hope to make a little segment to show you sometime.
Dr. Peiffer eventually came back letting us know Baxlyn, although ended up fighting him a bit (surprise surprise, right?), had done well and was in recovery. At this point Kylee had fallen back asleep, was released from recovery and on her way upstairs with her nurse, Papa and Nana. Korbin was then taken back, waving as he went, to the O.R. and the next nurse came to give the final dose of happy juice to Brody. No joke, at this point in time I could have sworn it was noon only to find out it was like 9am! Below is Happy Brody with his glove balloon Mr. Randell made for him and of course Dudu (his Mickey) close beside him. He was another calm but funny one after the meds kicked in. At one point he looked at me and said "Boly Hope...haa!" pretending his middle name was Hope and not Baxlyn's. I held him up as he had a silly "conversation" with the lady he had peeped on laying across the room from us. Over and over he'd exclaim "I next, I ready!"