I hope this finds you all well and rested after the holiday festivities.
May 2013 bring you all that you wish for, as well as health (most importantly), love and peace.
Our Thanksgiving - Zoé's 5th birthday - Hanukkah - Christmas and New Year's bash were wonderful and quite relaxed.
It felt good to stay home and enjoy the season.
Zoé's big move was: a new room and a new bed. Since she is now officially a "Big Girl", we treated her to a new set up.
She is still working on potty training, but has gone to bed every night without a diaper, which has literally changed my life.
I haven't been missing the diaper aisle at the supermarket, let me tell you ;-)
We still need to work on "leakages" as she calls them when they occur. Life on Miralax (Laxative/stool softener) is not easy and little leaks happen.
Zoé enjoyed the holidays and is awaiting school to start.
She is still in full mode therapy:
Speech x2/week: working on lip closure, oral motor stretches, bilabial sounds and a.r.t.i.c.u.l.a.t.i.o.n
Occupational therapy 1/week for 45 minutes as opposed to twice a week for 30 minutes.
Physical therapy: working on transitioning from floor to stand, walking up and down stairs, tricycle and ball catching.
Horse therapy: once a week at the covered arena, we will start the next class in February (outdoors)
Choir: once a week, as our little soprano loves to sing
As for me, I am now working which has been great, despite my physical limitations that occurred almost over night. It is amazing to see how my body has changed, my gait, and general stamina.
I am trying to be as active as can be, doing weekly pilates with an instructor and massages every other week.
My calves have become really weak and atrophied, so massages help for the soreness.
I try not to dwell on the situation despite the fact that I will have to get rid of all my beautiful high heel shoes. Not that I wore that many, I can no longer be on tiptoe!
Voila dear bloggers and followers, these are the latest news.
Next appointment: neurology department at Stanford's Lucile Packard Hospital for Zoé's annual neuromuscular clinic. Dr. Day, whom we adore is in attendance and always a wonderful advisor. I don't know whether I told you, but Zoé doesn't sleep with her AFO's anymore. She decided that she didn't need them. Her rehab doctor said it would help, her foot surgeon said it wouldn't change a thing.
Zoé had the last word!
I'll be back in school (college) in February for my last course on Early Childhood Education, after which I will have completed my 12 units required by the State of California to teach in a preschool or with young children. Loving being back as a student. The brain is slower but I love the challenge!
Many warm hugs and much love coming your way, wherever you are.
|Loving those cupcakes|
|I'm singing in the rain|
|Christmas cookies at our baking party|
|The Big Girl Room|