Thursday, November 12, 2009

Big Week

This week has been a big one for us. On Monday, we almost lost our wonderful 8 year old dalmation, Domino, to a ruptured bladder. After rushing him to the vet hospital, he had surgery to repair his bladder and has been recovering for the past few days. We are excited to take him home tomorrow.


Hanna had her first "hair" cut -- just shy of 3 years old. It was a small curly lock that had her looking mulletish. This was hard for her momma to do but she didn't even notice.

Hayden also got approved for Medicaid!!! This provides many things for us all including his first in-home RN to help with respite care. This is a great thing.


Today was also a great day. Hayden got fitted for a stander from his PT. The stander is to help him start bearing weight on his feet and legs. He absolutely loved it!!! His PT said in all her years she had never seen a baby take to it as well. He looked like such a big boy upright, not like the baby I cradle in my arms.


I was overly emotional to see him love it so much. A custom stander runs about $3,000 and will take 3 months to order. Fortunately, medicaid along with our private insurance provider should be picking up the tab. He also will be fitted for ancle braces (AFO's) and got a chair ordered to help him sit upright and a chair for his bathtub to help him take baths.


Also, as to the update for Hayden's eyes, we will continue to patch them for another 2 months.

8 comments:

Sweetest Of All said...

I need that Adrienne. Bad day. Lot's of tears. But seeing your son, his joy, his life, all the memories that he has created in such a short time, wow. I'm humbled.

Anne said...

he looks so happy! so sweet.

Kendall and Shelly Burr. said...

That smile is priceless! He is adorable. I really look forward to talking to you about all the ins and outs of MDCP and everything else we need to catch up on. I just need your phone number so I can call you. So glad that you got some in-home care. That sounds VERY nice right now. :)

Dill Family said...

He is doing so well!!! We are not even rolling over yet:( I saw that you got Hayden qualified for assistance, was it hard? Do tell, I keep getting the run around when trying to qualify for ANYTHING!

Leigh and Andy said...

OH, he looks SO happy in his stander!!! Such a big boy! I'm sure that it was a bit overwhelming seeing him up like that. He is getting so big and looks like such a happy little guy!! :)

Vehars said...

I can't believe how big he's getting!! He's so stinkin' cute! Hope you both are doing well.

Ang said...

How wonderful for Hayden! That must be so fun for you guys to see him enjoying it so much! He looked like all smiles. :-)

Beam Family said...

So sorry to hear about your dog! They become such a part of the family but glad to hear he's recovering and yay about Medicaid. I'm so glad that he got approved. What a blessing.