Friday, December 11, 2009

Back in from Houston again..he needs a procedure!

Dalton had to go see the Cardiologist this week and what I thought would be the final visit turns into a night in ICU! So I am a little obsessive about lil man and his health...ok I will accept that. Turns out, the one thing that I thought the least about was his PDA (open vessel that should close at birth or soon after). He had an Echocardiogram done right after discharge and it showed that the PDA was very "small". I was told come back in a year and we will take another look, but it should close. Yesterday the follow up Echo. shows that it is "moderate" size and Dr. Rao feels that it is time to get it closed. So on Jan. 06 he will be admited back into Hermann in Pediatric ICU and they will close the valve for good. They will insert a catheter into the artery from the groin into his heart and place a devise to plug the flow. It is an easy procedure with little risk, but I am still devastated that he has to go through anything else. Just when you think the hospital stays and procedures are behind you, reality slaps you in the face. Please pray that everything goes smoothly and let this be the last procedure that he needs. I took the picture above, apparently you never get too big to snuggle with Grandma!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Gait Training

Over the weekend Dalton got to go outside with his gait trainer. He seems to be doing well with it and PT said the uneven ground will build the strength up in his legs. I have been noticing some odd behaviors and I am concerned of coarse, but hopefull that it is nothing. He has been banging his mouth on the floor and he plays with his ears alot. We are going this week to get follow up vaccanations and final visits to Cardiologist. Pray for a safe trip and good results. God Bless!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Lilypie - Personal pictureLilypie Second Birthday tickers

When I got off work yesterday, the babysitter called and asked where I was. I said I am about 5 minutes away. She said "don't knock, just come in quietly and look at your son". When I opened the door my boy was SITTING in the middle of the floor all by himself drinking a bottle of chocolate milk (apparently he has to be persuaded). At 18months actual age, some may think so what, but Dalton has never been able to sit unassisted because of his high tone. This is huge for us, now we just have get around to the walking and dreaded potty training. Check out the picture of him eating chicken and dumplings on dumpling juice makes good hairdress.