Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sea World mini-vacation

Two weekends ago we took a short but very sweet family trip to San Diego and took the kids to Sea World. We used priceline to find a great deal at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, which was walking distance to Seaport Village and only 10 minutes from Sea World.

Here are a few pictures from our trip.

Abby loved the penguin encounter....

Spina Bifida Clinic Visit #2

Last week was a busy one for little Joshua. He had physical and occupational therapy twice, a pediatricic appointment (with shots...ouch!) and his second Spina Bifida Clinic appointment. We were very happy to hear from Joshua's doctors just how great he is doing. His bladder and kidneys are in tip top shape (per the results from a Septembet Ultrasound) and we are to continue cathing him and giving him his medication as we have been. The ortho said that his calf and gluteal muscles are very weak, but this we already knew. The next step in his treatment will be a Video Urodynamic study in December which will test his bladder and kidney functions. We've heard this can be an uncomfortable procedure for children but our little Joshua is a trooper so I'm sure he'll do fine and smile through it!

As for his physical therapy, we are currently working on his head and neck control as well as rolling over. He is doing great and showing improvement with each visit!

Monday, October 11, 2010

A busy week ahead...

Monday (today): Pediatric appt. Our little nugget weighs almost 15 lbs and is 25 inches long. He is right on track with average for height and head circumference and is slightly below average for weight. Dr. Barghava says he is doing great and it is now time to start SOLIDS! Woohoo!

Tuesday: Physical therapy and Occupational therapy

Wednesday: Physical therapy

Thursday: Spina Bifida Clinic

We will post more updates following the other appts this week.