Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Just a Couple Of Quick Updates ...

...and prayer requests.

Hattie had been having some issues at school before Spring Break. Remember while Hubby was in Florida I had to pick her up from school 'cause she was having a meltdown. Then the next week (and I had not shared this here yet) her teacher had pneumonia and the other teacher (aide I think) was out as well. I sent her the first few days of the week but after getting a "mixed signal" report from the sub, decided to keep her home the rest of the week. Turns out - for reasons I won't detail - that it was the best choice!!! She is back this week and is doing OK, but we traced back the issues to when we started potty training. We spoke with a friend at church (thanks Kelly N.!!) and have realized that the potty thing may have been the issue. See, speech and language issues often times go hand in had with sensory issues (the complexity with which God designed us AMAZES me!!!) and as potty training is HIGHLY sensoral, she may have been having trouble taking it all in. So we have stepped back on the PT thin and are letting her call the shots. IF she asks we take her, but absolutely no pressure! Seems to be helping.
Also, we are looking into putting her into a more intense speech therapy on top of what she gets at school. Kelly gave us some names and we are meeting with a therapist on Friday to discuss our options. I am soooo excited at the thought of being able to get her more help, but also a bit anxious about what we will learn. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE be in prayer for our sweet girl! I want so badly for her to be able to share her heart with us and to vocalize her feelings. OH, the potential that this brilliant girl has stored up inside her - I just want her to become all that God has designed her to be!!!! Please pray!

Sophie is still having sinus issues. We have begun - and invite and IMPLORE you to do the same - specifically praying for her sinuses to clear and for her breathing to improve. She is old enough to be in her own room and the longer we wait to move her the harder it will be on EVERYONE. However, we are nervous to have her so far away because of her breathing.
Also, this weekend we are having a visit with Sophie's birth family!!! We are really looking forward to seeing the girls together and I am looking forward to seeing Kim! I really enjoy her company and am so pleased that they are finally comfortable enough to let this happen!!!
Please pray that the visit goes smoothly and is a good experience for all of us!!!!

OK, that is all I got - I know it was not as short as I may have led ya to believe. But, ya know, it is ME talking, so what did you expect?!?!?!

Blog at ya later!

1 of ya left some love:

Jenn said...

Ya know I'm here for you anytime! I'll keep Hattie in my prayers! She is lucky to have you for a mom!!!