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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Quiet Blog

I know that my blog has been a little quiet lately, but that is because Cooper has NO DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS!!!!  He had his third synegis shot Wednesday.  And man, has he figured out what those are.  He was all happy, sitting in my lap and making cooing noises in the room.  Then the nurse came in with the shots.  And we started taking his pants off.  And then he lost it.  He screamed and kicked and squirmed and didn't stop screaming until he got so exhausted that he just passed out on me.  Needless to say, he did not have a good day at school that day.

And speaking of school, Cooper has not had the easiest readjustment period.  He was, as his physical therapist so delicately put it, a pill.  Everytime he had any therapy for the first three days, he threw huge temper tantrums.  They were so bad that the therapists were concerned that they were physically hurting him.  I assured them that this was not the case; I do the same things with him at home and he is fine.  I think it was a combination of missing me and realizing that he has the power to control his environment and not do something that he doesn't want to do.  So cognitively, this is a good thing.  But it's making it hard to give him the therapies he needs.  By Friday, though, he had calmed down a lot.  Hopefully he is starting to get back into the swing of things at school. 

One last thing.  When Cooper started going to Medical Home Clinic (the doctor that is kinda like the overseer of his care), Dr. Becton had wanted him to see Dr. Casey.  Dr. Casey is a developmental specialist.  He is really well respected in his field and actually runs two clinics at Children's: the Medical Home Clinic and the Growth and Developmental Clinic.  Well, we didn't get to see him.  The doc we saw has been fine, but his specialty is eating issues.  And now that we have that all figured out, it seems silly to continue seeing him and not the doctor that can follow Cooper long term and be much more beneficial.  Brad actaully met Dr. Casey last week through work.  He told him and his nurse about Cooper, and Dr. Casey is going to see him next week!  He told us that when we originally wanted to see him, his sister had just passed away and he wasn't taking new patients.  But he got us right in to see him (usually it takes months to get in to see him).  So yay!  That appointment is the 18th, and it's going to be a long one!  But hopefully he'll have some new and good advice to give us.

1 comment:

Anne Schneider said...

Fantastic! Getting the specialists that can best help Cooper is what you need...how wonderful that he has "outgrown" the eating specialist...onward! Lots of love for the new year to you & yours...Uncle Harry & Anne