Friday, May 28, 2010

Post Botox days 0-2

Day of Botox:
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This is her with her numbing creme on her legs before the shots. She got three in each leg, and hopefully we will see some MAGIC soon!!!

Day 1 post Botox: Everything is pretty much the same. They said it can take up to a week and a half to see results. I will keep posting though :)

Day 2 post Botox: Same as day 1. Although I will say that it seems easier to get her to bend her foot.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Botox it is.

Well, after seeing the Rehab Clinic Dr., Dr. R suggested Anna get Botox shots on her legs. You didn't know there were more uses for Botox other than wrinkles?? Well there is! Some get it for migraines, some for wrinkles and some get it, to put it simply, to put the overactive muscles in her legs (or any muscles but legs in Anna's case) "to sleep" for a while so the muscles that are being overpowered have a chance to get stronger and try to compensate. It works wonderfully...for a while and then the Botox effects slowly goes away. But the hope is that some of the muscles can learn in that time to help counteract the high tone ones. We shall see. Her appointment got moved up to Wednesday from AUGUST!! So I have less time to prepare. I hope it doesn't hurt her too much, I have a feeling she and I will both be crying.

Ayva is doing really well. She is continuing on the Ketogenic Diet nicely and is starting to move her head by herself again!! She can move it forward but isn't strong enough yet to move it back. She is moving her arms with more purpose and now presses buttons and moves a wheel toy! You can tell now that when she looks at you she really SEES you. She smiles more and laughs more! And overall, she is slowly making some good progress!!

Justin is dong well at school (well they all are). He no longer cries when I leave him. He just kisses me and says bye. His teacher says he has a hard time lstening, but I always stay and watch from the secret observation room and I think the teacher just has NO patience!! Which is a terrible attribute to have when working in a special needs school!! She just gets so frustrated so easily. Justin is doing ok with potty training. School kind of messed us up since everyone else there is in diapers. He asks to go to the potty sometimes, so that's a good sign. Otherwise he is doing great and is being a pretty good boy.

Little baby Fields is doing well. Today he or she is 12 weeks 2 days. I've had no real problems, just nausea. Having one baby is kink of boring compared to having three!! Don't get me wrong, I am SO happy to be having one baby. It's just I was spoiled with all the ultrasounds last time and this time I only get two?? And one was just a little dot?? I would like to see what's going on in there! Oh well. My next appointment is June 6th. We are thinking/ hoping it's a boy so Justin has a brother, but either will be fine and we've already came up with a few names we like for each. We will definitly find out if it's a boy or a girl, because I hate surprises!! I can't wait to find out so I can start picking out stuff!! We are so excited!!