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.



Cassie said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to your family, Tina! I am so sorry about Karly, poor little thing. I'm glad she's on her way to feeling better!

Patty said...

Well I am glad that Katie is going to get the help she needs to communicate and develop. And poor Karly! Glad she is doing better now.
Happy Holidays!

The Lane Family said...

Happy New Year to you!!! It sounds like it has been a great but not so great holiday with Miss Karly being sick. I hope she gets feeling better really, really soon.

That is great about Katie getting a little bit of help and I am sure they will do a great job!!!