Sunday, January 07, 2007

Another Year

Thursday Jaron had a swallow study done using the Barium (thick white stuff). They added it to his food and he was sitting between 2 x-ray machines and we watched it go down. He swallowed different thicknesses and his milk with no problems. So they said nothing is wrong with him physically causing him to gag and puke. It's just learned aversions and we can fix it with occupational therapy. I am so relieved that he is normal.
Jaron is so happy when he's not sick. We had about a 2 weeks break and he got another sinus infection. After 2 weeks of a green nose and coughing all night every night the doctor finally gave him an antibiotic today. So hopefully we will get some sleep this week. He is learning to eat some various snacks and trying new things with Occupational Therapy every week.
We are about to start speech therapy also. He is trying to talk a lot more lately. Trying to say Baby and Bubbles and apple and much more. But things just don't come out right. It's almost like he says those words without using his top lip. If you can imagine that. So we are going to work on it and I am massaging his lip and cheeks to help those muscles losen up. Everything is so tight after surgery and since I have been rubbing his lip he seems to move it more now and licking his top lip when eating too. What a little personality. He is not scared of anything. He would jump off the table if I let him. NO FEAR! So we have our hands full. And daddy wants more kids. Um....I am not sure if Mommy can handle anymore. :-) I used to think I wanted lots of kids but never knew they would be so full of energy. Maybe girls are different....but we can't be guaranteed a girl so not sure if I want to try.