Friday, February 13, 2009

Good News and Bad News

The good news is that yesterday was Grace's last day of physical therapy. She's been going since Agust to stretch her neck muscles and develop full range ofmotionin her neck. The therapist has also been helping Grace meet her develomental milestones by encouraging her to learn the skills in a 'typical' way rather than an 'atypical' way, which she was doing because her neck wouldn't allow her to. The goal has always been to keep her in PT until she's walking. She is taking SEVERAL steps independently, although not completely walking yet, and her therapist sees no reason to keep her in PT. I am thrilled. I don't have to make the hour drive anymore, or pay for the appointments. What a relief. But what's most important is that Grace is doing so well and coming along wonderfully. She is such a happy child and full of personality. We are just crazy about her.

The bad news is that our insurance changed on January 1, and the treatment she's been receiving for her plagiocephaly (flattening of her skull) is now an excluded benefit. She is supposed to get a new helmet in 5 weeks because the one she's been in since December has done just about all it can do. She's had soooo much progress, but still has a ways to go. Ideally she would get a second helmet to wear for another 12 weeks, but if the insurance won't cover it we may have to end her treatment after she outgrows this helmet. We are trying to work something out with the clinic and our insurance company, and also find out if there are continuity of care laws in Texas. We're hoping that we will be able to get it all worked out so she can continue being treated and we can get this all behind us.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

TAG - 25 Random Things About Me

1. I had surgery 6 times in 10 years
2. My 2nd toe on both of my feet is shorter than my 3rd/middle toe
3. Both of my middle fingers are crooked from being broken and never properly treated
4. I can't get pregnant without medical intervention
5. 'Law and Order' gives me nightmares.. really
6. I have to sleep with a blanket pulled up to my chin even if it's 100 degrees in the room
7. I won't drink diet sodas or sugar free drinks
8. I hate the taste of water
9. I've never been to another continent
10. I love to go camping in a tent. It's not really camping if you stay in and RV with cable TV
11. I rarely make the bed because I think it's a waste of time since we're just going to mess it up again in 12 hours
12. I hate getting ready in the morning, especially the hair and make-up part
13. I blog stalk people
14. I hate to admit that Grace's bedtime changes nightly depending on what the Prime time TV lineup is
15. I would love to have a job outside the house, but thinking about putting Grace in some sort of daycare gives me a mild anxiety attack
16. I'm going to be 27 in April and most days I feel like I'm still 18
17. I'm grateful daily that I inherited my father's metabolism. I don't have the self discipline or motivation to be a dieter
18. I'm enraptured by the Duggar family... you know the people from Arkansas with 18 kids
19. I wish I had my husband's patience
20. I, like Krisha, love Starbucks but not for their coffee. I love the smell of the place, as well as their awesome Caramel Apple Cider
21. I can't play a musical instrument or carry a tune to save my life. I desperately wish I could do both
22. My dearest friends all have traits that I greatly admire. I look up to them in so many ways. They are great examples to me and heroes in my eyes
23. Grace is my greatest accomplishment thus far in my life
24. Most days I feel completely inadequate as a mother
25. I love my family dearly and I am grateful for the blessings of the temple and sealing ordinances so we can be together forever
I tag Dallas, Tatiana, Jamie, and Brooke