The Hailey Herald

The Hailey Herald

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

One of those days...

Monday was "one of those days".  You know, the type of day that you want to crawl back in your bed about 10 minutes after waking up.  We knew before hand that Monday was going to be a busy day.  Everything seemed to happen at once.  Ian started his first day of preschool and a parent stays for an hour on the first day to get everyone acclimated to school again.  As always, he was excited to be there and is a pro at it.  Shortly after school, we headed to the doctor for him.  "Just allergies" is what the doctor said.  Then commented that the only way to get rid of them was "move to the North Pole or Arizona."  Well, neither of those were an option so he prescribed two medications and we are doing the wait and see approach.  We have to call back next week.

I received a phone call from the state about a supplemental insurance we had applied for when Hailey was born...yes 26 weeks ago.  They misfiled my appeal and hopefully will have an answer at the end of the week.  I asked why Down syndrome is not a covered medical condition (because up until this point, no one was able to give me an answer).  The woman explained they cover no genetic anomalies because they are no treatable.  Therapy is the only thing that can be done to "improve" their life.  For some reason, that conversation struck me wrong and I was in a fowl mood going into Hailey's pediatrician's appointment.  I have always liked Hailey's pediatrician.  He is a very compassionate person.  He walked in and asked how things were.  I responded, "Ah, you know".  Then he wanted to know what had me in a fowl mood.  I launched into the never feeling like I'm doing enough for Hailey.  Never knowing what is the right thing.  The dreaded unknown.  He just grinned and told me that she looks good and to keep doing exactly what we are doing.  Keep stimulating her, keep reading to her, keep singing to her, keep pushing her.  We discussed the supplement regimens.  We decided on a course of action that we are both comfortable with.  We'll see what develops and proceed from there.

On a very good note, Hailey is now up to 14 lbs 2 oz.  That is almost a 4 pound gain since her 4 month appointment!  She is the 25th percentile for height, weight and head circumference (on the typical chart).  She received her vaccinations and we were on our way to finish our manic Monday.

The boys both had to be at different places at the same time so Jason and I divided and conquered.  Life slowed down around 9 p.m. when all three little ones were sound asleep in their beds.  My camera had to be sent into be repaired.  They told me 2-4 weeks.  Do they know how long that is for a mom of three?!?  Luckily I have a back-up point and shoot.  I haven't used it in a few years and was downloading pics last night when I got the memory card stuck in the laptop.  I started crying and laughing at the same time.  I decided Monday had gotten the best of me.  I surrendered!  Tuesday had to be better, right?!?!  Jason was able to get the memory card out but I was still so mad at myself!

Today started out much better.  Hailey was running a low-grade fever this morning.  We assume it is from her vaccinations.  We gave her some ibuprofen and then she had therapy.  Hailey has consistently made progress with each session.  Actually she generally reaches the next step or milestone right after her therapist leaves the house!  Since her session last week, she is now rolling onto her right side (not just her left), she is rolling across the floor (instead of just back and forth), and prop sitting/tripod sitting for short spurts of time.  She is slowly building more trunk strength each day.  She has been a little tired today.  I'm sure it is because of her vaccinations and therapy. 

Apparently I prefer yelling to eating my peas!

Still yelling...

That's a little better

I love giving kisses!
I had my pity-party yesterday.  Today was better.  Planning on tomorrow being even better!

1 comment:

  1. you WILL get there, Mama! She is gorgeous by the way! :)