Friday, January 27, 2012

18 month check up

She got her polio and Dtap shots. She answered an assessment of questions looking for what I think is either autism or any form of delay (does she smile when you smile, does she know her name, is she overly sensitive to loud noise, etc). No ear infection even tho she sticks her fingers in her ears all the time. Breathing sounded good. Did seem to have a yeast rash forming on the diaper line, and her sensitive skin requires some 2.5 hydro cortisone cream. He also said to get her a potty seat to sit on while we go potty just so she gets used to the idea.

He asked if she said 15-20 words. She says 1, "mama." Speech therapy eval is Feb 1 and he's very, very interested in it. She communicates through grunting and pointing. She used to use sign language but now she just walks over to what she wants.

She's in the 3rd percentile for weight at 17 lbs 11 ozs and 10th percentile for height at 30.5 inches.

Since she's been choking lately (3 times in one week) on food she eats normally (apples, goldfish crackers) he ordered a swallow study. Great, just what I need, another reason to go to CHoA.

I was really hoping we were getting away from this nonsense but now its Speech Eval Feb 1, GI Feb 14 and swallow study who knows when.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Walking update

I don't know if its because she used her walker all over the daycare lady's house or because her daddy helped her push a luvs box all over the house but she's been super interested in walking lately. She spontaneously started walking one handed with the "pooh mobile" this afternoon. Between walking with the box and the pooh toy, and the walking at daycare (and today at the mall) I'm starting to get my hopes again!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

*yawn* walking, daycare

Well, its been officially established by the PT and our services coordinator that there is nothing wrong with Ellie physically, she just has no desire to walk. They are continuing services though. She can walk, and she will if she wants to or we force her to do so. Its not like we can bribe her with cash or cars or tv or video games. She just has to want it on her own. Further, because of her small stature, crawling has not been shown to be a hindrance to her. She can move quickly and easily through any situation without pain or problem so walking isn't a necessity at this point. Tomorrow I am bringing her walker to daycare.

Daycare is going great. We found a fantastic woman to do in home daycare with her twin 3 year old girls and her 4 month old son. Ellie was excited yesterday when she realized where we were going and today when I put her down with the toys she was happy as a clam. Daycare is trying to help facilitate the walking with a bathrobe belt under her armpits, or holding her hands as they walk somewhere but overall, still no desire. Ellie will walk until she doesn't, and then sit down.