Coleson is also doing quite well. In fact, I think he has had only 1 sick day from school, not because he was sick but because there was strep throat in the Pre-school classes and I didn’t want to chance it. After we got back from home, we enrolled him in a Sensory Learning Program. Think of it like exercising the neuron pathway to the brain that controls focus, stability, attention and communication. He had to lay flat on a table that moved in a circular motion while staring at a flashing light and listening to headphones with music that would oscillate through the decibels. He had to do this 2x/day for 30 minutes ea. for 12 days straight. By the time we got him into it, I wasn’t quite sure that he really needed it as he has progressed to be in the average range in every area. However, I figured it could only help him and so we went through with it. Thank you to those who donated to Coleson’s cause so that we could afford to send him there! He actually did quite well despite it being a pretty intense 12 days and I have seen a difference in his attention, focus and his communication skills. He still remembers going and everyday says, “No Sirri”, which is the name of the place we did this at. Rachel did most of the weekday sessions with him and I think she says the same thing!
We have scheduled his surgery for next year for May 24th and I booked a house for the entire summer. I really think this will be better for us all. I still don’t know how to break the news to him as he is very much aware of what happens at hospitals now and this surgery will only make that nervousness worse. He has gotten a few shots lately (vaccines and flu) and though he handled them all quite well (better than Peyton), there is no reason in the world that a 4 year old will understand why he is able to run into the hospital fine but come out with a double cast and in a lot of pain.
Hope your holidays are merry and bright!