Since Emma was so interested in the card, I bet she'd love some colorful board books. She handles her bottle so well - she could probably learn to turn pages easily! Needless to say, Micah and Brianna would love them too, or I'm not a retired children's librarian ;-)
I have no idea if the blood flow has affected her in a literal sense, but in the sense of having more energy for other things, I'd say definitely! yes As for the books... oh, I wish I took a picture of our "book room" as the kids call it before cleaned it up yesterday. Let's just say there's no lack of books at this house! LOL The kids all love them :) Emma will look at books on the floor but in her chair she throws them. It's more fun :) Brianna has taken to bringing books in the car and will flip through them the entire drive. LOVE IT!
Ah... psych major? Loved those classes LOL I minored in psychology
Here's some better pic... at least a little better...
I'm not even sure that those show it well, but you can see it's raised anyway.
michelle said... do you know if this is what the place emma was going to end up in is like?
The place my kids would have gone is a little better in some ways, but children are still restrained, tied down, and are left in their own filth, are not held, not calmed, and really, I can't think of anything that really makes it "better" than those places except there is a little but of relief efforts going on there. It used to be BAD but seems to have improved. Still not a life for Emma as I'm sure they wouldn't have continued her 5x/day medicine routine and her heart failure wouldn't have allowed her to last more than a few weeks maximum...
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Kathy said... Are your newest kids afraid of the grocery store? I wonder, if they are, if it's because the temperature is kept low, and there's no carpet, lot's of "hall ways", reminding them vaguely of a place not so nice from their past?
I think you're right, there's probably something that sparks it from the past. It's just Emma, and it's just sometimes. Usually if she's already having a rough day she's easily triggered.
Ah, yes, but you have to realize that this house is not actually using ANY gas. It's empty! Noone there! $38 seems like a lot to just have the gas company read the meter that doesn't move! LOL
LOVE it! LOL
Thank you to everyone who commented on the IEP post! WOW, I'm surprised you all read it! LOL I will explain Florida and the Pain we have here with qualifying for ST in a later post. Today I got a referral from the ped for private ST and PT (we'll hold off on OT until we get going with these two right away).
Chris said... I did read all of this, do I get brownie points(I'll take the brownie instead), but am a bit confused. Are the kids going to Ap.. next year, or a school closer to your house, Or is Ap.... the school closer to your house?
:) Ap... is the closest school which has appropriate placements for my kids. It will be where they ALL go next year. OP is where at least Brianna will go in January.
If he's registering for school for the first time, then YES, they will :)
Coke throughout the day keeps a girl going. Oh, and don't forget chocolate. An additional essential part of the day. Sugar, caffeine, it's all good! LOL
Well... since you mentioned it... if you knew the kind of gas she was putting off for the next little while after that bath I think you'd be amazed at how much that little belly went down pretty quickly :)) LOL
Karyn Reed said... She has one of the sweetest smiles ever. How could anyone not fall in love?
I wonder this myself sometimes :)
For all of you that commented on my questions about Emma's hand, thank you for the input and advice. One commenter asked whether she bears weight differently on each leg. She doesn't bear any weight at all. More on this issue later. We have a current brain MRI from before her open heart. When I finally got a pic of her doing it yesterday I realized that we hadn't received the copy of the MRI report and put that on the To Do list for today. I'll post again in a bit with what our ped and I discussed today. Thank you all for your input and "Mommy expertise!"