Thursday, February 19, 2009

We've had a good past couple of weeks with all the boys.  Ben and Alex celebrated their 5th birthday at the bowling alley.  They led their friends to the Cha Cha Slide with the party hostesses and had a great time.  Dorian slept through the whole entire party while Wynn was wide awake the entire time.  

About two or three times a month we have therapists from ECI visit the babies here at home.  Our doctors recommended enrolling into the ECI program - a home therapy program for families with developmental and physical special needs.  Kris is our physical therapist for the babies, and Joy handles their cognitive development activities.  Joy came over and Ben and Alex were still home and Ben kept on circling around her while she was holding Wynn very protectively like "who are you and what are you doing to my brother?".  At the same time, Alex was telling her which baby was which just in case she felt confused.  It was funny. 

We did an introductory appointment with Dr. Brown, a pediatric orthopedic specialist who has had experience working with kids with storage disorders.  I was touched by his story on how he got into this specialty.  He was born with only fingers on his left hand, so he'd volunteer at Scottish Rite with for the physically challenged kids.  As a volunteer, one of the hand doctors took him under her wing and encouraged him to pursue medicine.  

Both babies have bounced back from a respiratory infection they had last week.  Between the antibiotics and the nebulizer (for breathing treatments), it took them about a week to get better.  

Wynn is a big ham and likes to smile alot now ... I guess he didn't want Dorian getting all the cheers from us every time he smiles. 

1 comment:

  1. Mercedes - Hi! Don't know if you remember me - I am Jenny Bishop's cousin (the best one)! I was so happy to see you have a blog, Jenny has kept us somewhat updated. I hope things are going well for you and your family. You are in our prayers all of the time. Heather Remsburg Fritz