Sunday, February 11, 2007

February 2007

February 11, 2007 Our poor fighter is....fighting yet another cold. He's coughing, sneezing and has had a fever for two days. The little guy was coughing so hard he vomited. I just feel so bad when he gets like this. He's getting sick every couple weeks- way too much. I am going to call his doctor and see what she thinks about things. He's had a few ear infections recently so it may be time to see and ENT for tubes. Maybe that would help. I'm sure part of it is the time of year. And of course we are happy that he has avoided the hospital but as you can imagine, it is still frustrating.

On a happier note, Jacob is making a new sound...."Lah Lah Lah." Just two days ago he was playing on the floor and starting making L sounds- we couldn't believe it. He was already making lots of sounds, but no L's. We talk to him all the time and can't wait for the "Lah" to turn into "love" or any other word for that matter! We just want to hear a word! We can't wait for humming songs to turn into singing songs. I know he's close!

Monday, January 22, 2007

January 2007

January 22, 2007 It's been a long time, I know! Unfortunate computer issues left me with the task of rebuilding this web site and Wichita Preemies, from scratch! Ouch! With as busy as things have been, I have had little time to sit at the computer. Getting the site complete will take some time, but having it up again is a start!

Jacob has been doing pretty well lately, with only a few illnesses- nothing like the pneumonia he had last year which put him in the hospital for several days. He continues to attend preschool at Rainbows United and has been progressing slowly, but progress is progress. He is not talking yet, but makes many sounds and even hums songs. His walking hasn't progressed much at all. He will walk using something for stability, but does not take steps on his own (though he has in the past). And the other major issue we are working on is feeding. Jacob continues to have trouble with large pieces of food, so we have to puree or mash his food, otherwise he will gag. i know these are only minor setbacks and keeping that in mind helps Brett and I when we wonder what we are doing wrong. We aren't doing anything wrong, each child is different, especially with his needs.

I will close for now. Thank you for your continued support of Jacob and his web site!