A Busy Week

Its been a while since I’ve had a new post, but we have been crazy busy around here.  Elena had her neurology appointment and everything seems to be okay right now.  The neurologist wants us to take her in for an MRI because they think she had a partial seizure.  I’m not excited to have to use anesthesia, but we have to do what we have to do.  I’m comforted by the fact that we don’t have to go in until March, so it isn’t an extremely urgent situation.  We were also in to see the endocrinologist this week and her thyroid levels are borderline.  We had another blood draw and are now waiting to hear from the doc.  Depending on the results we may or may not start her on a thyroid medication.  Because she has DS, we will be following her levels closely, but all in all, its been a pretty manageable week.

We started Elena in an infant group this week and she loved to be around all the other babies.  She was the youngest one there, but I am hoping that her being with the other kids will help motivate her in her development.  We are working on sitting up and crawling.  Her sitting is improving and when I manipulate her legs to crawl, she keeps her head up high and pulls with her arms.  All the other parents at group were amazed with how alert and motivated Elena is, and that gives me great comfort.  I was a little leery about going to group because it is hard for me not to compare her to other kids that are the same age as her, but I found a group of parents who were there to support each other and celebrate in each child’s successes.

~ by triumphsforelena on January 20, 2011.

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