Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday update

In these last days we have really been enjoying our visit with my dad.  He and I were able to play some violin/ cello duets for Timmy. We think he liked it, but it's hard to tell. Dad has also been a fabulous help at fixing random things around the house. The toilet doesn't leak anymore, there are energy efficient light bulbs in place, and the carpet tacks that used to stick out and hurt our feet have been removed — just to name a few things.

Medically speaking, Timmy is doing pretty well. He tested negative for the urinary tract infection.  He has seemed pretty weak lately, but I think it is improving.  And despite the weakness, he seems pretty comfortable, although somewhat melancholy and not terribly interactive.  We got a couple little giggles out of him today, which he has not done for weeks. Those little giggles are just really good for the soul.  He continues to be doing well in tolerating his formula and continues to be free from vomiting.  We had a great meeting with the GI doctor this week; within the next few weeks we will be trying flax seed oil to help his immune system, and we will be trying out a toddler formula next month as well.

Our nurse had jury duty today so I'm hoping she doesn't get picked. I need her!!

Timmy's sleep has improved significantly, which helps all of us.  That in itself may be helping his strength. It's hard to say. But I'm sure that teething was a real energy sapper, and I am very thankful to be done with this round.  Also, I see a huge improvement in his ability to fall asleep by himself when he is relaxed and sleepy.  What a relief that is!!! It used to be that he simply could not fall asleep without considerable help and almost perfect timing.  If you missed that
precious window of opportunity, the meltdown that followed was just not pretty, and sleep was even harder to come by.  So this change is really helping my stress level.  I wonder if the reduction in the number of meds is helping, or if it is simply that he is growing.  It's hard to say.

Signing off for now,


Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you for the update! Hi to your Dad. And please give Timmy a kiss and tickle from Nana.

Anonymous said...

Glad things are improving in the sleep department. Thanks for the update and I'm sure you and Dad had a great time with music. HI to all. Oma

Anonymous said...

Give everyone hugs and kisses from Rochester, NY! We love you! Thanks for the positive updates - keep 'em coming! Beth :)