Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year Eve :)

Right now the girls are running around the living room yelling "Clean up Clean up" but they aren't doing much cleaning .. It's pretty darn cute :)

Girls are going to bring in the New Years their happy goofy-selves. Love.

I'm never happy to see a year gone. I think everyone enjoyed themselves. We had a lot of fun, nothing too bad happened. We had a great vacation home and took a trip to AC (which we enjoyed). We celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary and the girls turned 2. I know next year has a ton of new things for us to enjoy and to celebrate and I'm excited.

Katie was approved for OT and PT. She'll get each for 45/minutes, once a week. They were going to add a behavioral therapist but she doesn't have any behavorial issues. They just wanted to stay on top of it because some children who have these issues tend to act out and misbehave but we decided that Katie may become overwhelmed if she's pulled out of her classroom 3 times a week and with 3 different people every week when one isnt really needed but if she does end up needing it, they'll bring him/her in.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A very busy day ..

All my days are exhausting but some seem busier than others.

Today my assistant left early so I was basically on my own. I had a helper but she isn't into our routine so everything was go with the flow. The children were so hyped up. Class counts have been low due to the Holiday but we had 10 out of 14 today.

This afternoon it was evident that the kids needed some big time physical activity so we broke out the dancing scarves and some fun dance tunes (hokey pokey, cotton eye joe, crazy bus etc) and we just had some good ole fun. I really enjoyed dancing silly with the children. I think I get caught up in all the other parts of my job (running the room and making sure everything is going to plans) that I forget to just relax and have fun.

I left half an hour early so I could take the girls to the dr. They needed a follow up to the Christmas ER visit and I didn't make it yesterday so we went tonight. I took me an hour and 15 minutes to get there (usually it's 1/2 an hour). This snow is terrible! They are taking it out in dump trucks but it's still everywhere.

Katie is fine. Her coughing is caused by post nasal drip. She will continue Pulmicort for 3 more weeks and will get benedryl to help with PND while she sleeps. Her cough sounds phegmy but dr said her lungs are clear. No wheezing and whistling so that's good news.

Karlys ear is still red on the inside. The membrane is ruptured and we aren't sure if it will heal of if she needs to see an ENT. They said she may need a hearing test to see if her hearing was affected by the rupture. I wish the dr would of listened to me and would of given her antibiotics when I asked for them. She seems so much better though. She's happy and eating and having fun at school.

We are really looking forward to another three day weekend but this one is going to be a healthy one :)

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Month of December..

December has been crazy but we got it done.

I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas. We did, even though Karly wasn't feeling well.

Katie was evaluated by Early Intervention and we found out that she is delayed in many areas. She is advanced in Cognitive and Fine Motor. Her Receptive and Emotional Communication is delayed, her Gross Motor is delayed and her Self Care is seriously delayed. She can do it, she just doesn't. She wants to go to school but fights getting ready.

The good news is, is that is totally fixable. After a few months, we should see improvements so we are in very high spirits. I teared up but I'm an emotional sap of a person haha.

We are very happy with all she is learning. She knows all her colors, shapes, numbers and letters by sight. She can sort shapes and colors and has a great memory. The therapists told us that they believe her to be a very bright child. However, if she can't communicate it, nobody will know so we are going to work on communication.

Karly has been sick for what seems like forever. She vomited on Sunday morning then started running a fever. She had a fever the weekend before and the week before that but dr said it was just a virus. I felt like this was going to be the same. I called the dr on Monday because her temp was almost 104 and she said to bring her in. I brought her in and she was dx with an ear infection and a throat infection. Dr said throat was probably viral so didn't prescribe anything. Her fever was low monday night and Tuesday but Tuesday night it went back to 104. I called dr back and she said to bring her in. Her ear was full of red/yellow/green/white fluid. Dr said ear infection was bacterial and she needed antibiotics. We started them on wednesday afternoon and her fever started to go down. During Christmas dinner, her fever went back up t 103.7. I called the pedi again and she said to go to the ER. So we did. They found a signifcant amount of blood in her ear and said the membrane had ruptured. He gave Karly a shot and said she needed to come back the next day for another. She's recieved both shots and seems so much better. She doesn't scream when I try to clean her ear so that's a good sign. They said because she's young her ear should heal all the way and the dr apologized for not listening to me.

They are both going to school tomorrow. I didn't want to take them out being that we just had a blizzard and there is over 2 feet of snow outside but Katie has been crying to go to school since Friday and Karly hasn't been to school in 10 days and really wants to go so we will go. It's a short week, only three days then we'll be home again for 3.

Work is the same. Still working 45 hours/week. It's very tiring but I love that the girls are there and that they are getting a good education while I work.

Overall things are going good. I'm hoping for a few weeks of good health, though :)

I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas and a very Happy New Year to all.