Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mason's Follow-up Appointment

      In December he went to a new pediatric neurologist. We liked her better than the first because we felt she listened to us and didn't just ask some questions from a questionnaire  She asked us questions based on what we said and how we answered her questions.
      We were told then to keep up the visits from Miss Kelly and they (doc's office) would set up a PT evaluation. Mason continued to have Miss Kelly come and work with him.
       Mason went for a follow up appointment today and I asked about the PT evaluation. Turns out there was a misunderstanding on our part, we were supposed to set it up so I will be taking care of that later today. He has to go for another follow up in March.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Miss Kelly's Latest Visit

     Today Miss Kelly came to do therapy with Mason. He was finishing up lunch when she arrived. When he saw her he began to laugh and smile, then play with his food rather than eat it. So with lunch over, we all sat down on the floor as Miss Kelly began to work with Mason. As she went through his exercises with him, he would laugh and smile at her.
      Then she decided to work with his left hand by trying to trap his right hand in his shirt (notice I said TRY to work with his left hand). She sat Mason facing outward on her lap and pulled his arm into the shirt so that is was touching his belly. She began tying the right sleeve into a knot (so that he couldn't put it back in). As she was trying to tie the knot, Mason decided that he could get his right arm out of the shirt another way. He raised his arm up through the neck hole, exposing his arm and shoulder with the sleeve dangling underneath. Smart boy! So I went to get him another shirt to try.
     As Miss Kelly was trying to get it on him and the knot tied in the sleeve again he began to fuss, wiggle, and complain (and to try to escape that shirt too). She decided that wasn't going to work, so she untied the knot so that Mason could put his right arm in the sleeve. After she got his shirt on, he turned towards her with a stern look on his face. He then said a bunch of garbled sounds that included some screams and screeches, we couldn't tell what he said but he certainly sounded as if he were cussing her out in baby talk, lol.
     The session continued with Mason laughing and giggling throughout.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Mason's 2nd Christmas

     Even though this was Mason's second Christmas (technically) it felt more like his first Christmas. For his first Christmas he was about 2.5 weeks old and slept through most of it (except for eating, of course ;). We went to church on Christmas Eve with Nana and then spent the night with MiSue and Grandpa.
     On Christmas morning, Mason seemed to enjoy opening his presents with help from me, at first, but then he seemed to be confused by getting to open all these new toys and no one would let him play with them :(. Then came the rocking horse AND we put him on it....he just smiled and smiled. He really seemed to like it. He got to play with the other toys later too ;). After eating a big, yummy breakfast we went home.
      We stayed home long enough for Mason to have some lunch and get a nap in before heading to my brother-in-law and sister-in-laws' house for more presents and dinner. On the way over Mason decided his nap wasn't quite finished (either that or the morning wore him out, lol) so he napped more and we woke him up to take him inside. After a few minutes of sitting in my lap, he got down on the floor. He hung out with his cousins and other family members. After opening presents and eating a delicious dinner, we returned home. By then it was bedtime and a busy, fun Christmas had come to an end. I got Mason ready for bed and he was out in less than 5 minutes.