April 5, 2012: AFO’s Jayden’s new additions are AFO’s….an orthotic boot/sock that he wears at night to help keep him from toe walking. He is tolerating them well. "> It was amazing (here’s a link to the video they made and it is also at the bottom of our blog.) "> Part of the gift that was included was a 2 night stay at Sundara. Even the website is calming! It is kinda pricy, but a great for a girls trip! It was going to expire in May, so even though Jut and I felt a bit guilty leaving the kids and the house and going up there, it was exactly what we needed. I forget how wonderful and needed time with Jut is without the kids. Granted, I love family time…there is something about just being together alone that is refreshing for my soul and for our marriage. We had a great time going to a late dinner on Friday and enjoying what we could of the spa (being 8 months pregnant limits you). Saturday we walked around the outlet mall and went to an antique place (one of my favorite things to do). We took a nap (which is unheard of for us on a Saturday) and then got an evening couples massage which was fab! We also had time to enjoy the pool outdoors during the day cause the weather was freakishly nice. Again, a much needed trip. Thank you to the 2 sets of grandparents who tackled J and B so we could go! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 22, 2012: hospital visit Well, thanks to the flu bug, I landed myself in the hospital dehydrated. Bummer! When I get sick, I just struggle bouncing back and obviously being pregnant, I don’t want to get too dehydrated. I was contracting too so I thought it would be best to go to the hospital. Jut stayed with the kiddos and Angie was kind enough to take me down. I was given an IV and some drugs to stop contracting and discharged the next morning with no cervical change. Thanks, Ang!
Mar 15, 2012: IEP for Jayden Jayden’s teaching team have been awesome! They took the time to sit down and write Jayden’s IEP so it really reflects where he is and will help advocate for Jayden to attend Laremont in the summer. Laremont School serves students age 3 to 22 exhibiting severe to profound cognitive disabilities and/or multiple disabilities. Laremont presents an educational option for students whose need for support services is so extensive that it can best be delivered at a centralized site. Staff provide the necessary personal care and positioning that enable the students to attend school and benefit from their educational program. A comprehensive program of physical, occupational, and speech/language therapy as well as nursing services and concentrated supervision and care are cornerstones of the total Laremont program. It is a huge blessing we will be in Beach Park so he can attend a school like this. They have even seen other Sanfilippo kids! We are so thankful to have been with Ms Williams and the team at Waukegan who want Jayden to receive the best services possible and have been a joy to work with!