Saturday, May 1, 2010

Walking on Sunshine!

April was a great month. It was filled to the brim with therapies and doctor appointments (sometimes two per day) but we also got in lots of sunshine, smiles and progress.

Kaden and his daddy gave me a Flip Camcorder for my birthday. I'm still learning how to use it but if I've done everything right you should be able to see my little cutie pie practice his walk during PT last week. He's worked so hard lately and I just couldn't be any more proud of him.

A few other highlights from April:

(1) Kaden gained a whole pound in six weeks. This might not seem like rapid weight gain to most but, believe me, for Kaden it's warp speed. He actually seems to be enjoying food a little more these days. He went to town on a baked potato and sliced avocado the other day and I've even managed to sneak some (vegetarian) baked beans into him. Hallelujah!

(2) Kaden's scoliosis has not progressed at all in the past 5 months. The orthopedic surgeon who follows him was extremely pleased and told us that he doesn't need a follow up x-ray for another 6 months. Double Hallelujah!

I'm feeling a great summer coming . . .

2 comments:

Melissa Bonfiglio said...

Hooray!!! The summer's off to a great start!

The Ski's said...

Hello!!! I think your son is absolutely adorable! I found your site through the cleft advocate site. Our son (now 2 1/2) was also born with a complete bilateral and complete open palate. Your little one is a doll...and I hope to get to know you throughout our journey. Blessings to your family!