"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Connie's Got Skills!

According to the DAY-C test, Conway scored at a 19 month level for physical development and his adaptive behavior and self-help skills are at an 18 month level!! He's right where he should be--whew!

It was so fun to see all the therapists in one room today. They were just in awe at our little man. He spent equal amounts of time making the rounds to everyone interacting on an individual basis and showing off his tricks and trying to ham it up for everyone. At one point, I told him to show them what he does when Mommy tries to change his pants and he got down on his back and started scooting backwards across the floor, just like he does during diaper changes. He laughed hysterically the whole time he was doing it, knowing he was making them laugh. It was so cute. That definitely convinced anyone who may have had a doubt that his receptive language skills are perfectly fine! He was so busy that for awhile his lips were noticeably blue. It was the first time I had ever seen that on him so I asked the rest of the team what they thought and they all agreed. I lost it. I started crying right there in front of them (thankfully only two of them were still here!) because I read a lot about heart kids and how when they are older, many of them have difficulty keeping up with peers at play and struggle in normal gym classes, etc. I guess I thought that Connie wouldn't be one of those heart kids and that was a realization for me that maybe he will be. I guess I was just in a celebration mode and reflecting on what a miracle he is and how far he's come in the last year and then to be looking at blue lips. . .it sort of took the wind out of my sails. I'm sure it's just because he's got some yucky lungs right now (thus the breathing treatments) so it makes sense that his O2 levels might be low during an illness. Still it's not pleasant to think about. I'm going to try not to dwell and just take it one day at a time. I'll probably let the doctor know about it tomorrow, but I'm sure they'll say just watch and keep up with the treatments and keep them posted. Stay tuned. . .

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