Wowie, kazowie! It has been a looong time since I posted.
Yes, the Medicaid waiver program finally came through at the end of January. Better late than never. Of course, that ended up bringing its own set of problems like flu, severe food allergies, ulcers, and weird nurses. But at this point, everything seems to be on a more even keel.
My baby started school last February. I cried as I watched the bus drive away with my little monkey inside. He didn't get a great start because of all the health problems he was having, but things improved towards the end of school. I am very optimistic about the upcoming year. Over the last year he seemed to grow more in personality and cognitive ability than in physical skills. Since we changed him to whole foods (still pureed and given through the g-tube), he is getting so much stronger. I think we will be seeing some dramatic improvements in his gross motor skills this year.
The bigger two are preparing to go to Montessori school. You read correctly. I am NOT homeschooling this year. The last 4 years have been difficult, to say the least, and all of us need a break. They have sacrificed so much for their little brother. It is going to be great.
Hubby is starting a part time job at Target as a back room stocker to make some extra money. He would have liked to work at Lowe's or Home Depot, but they are having to cut jobs right now. It will be tough not having him around in the evenings, especially for the kids. We will just have to work a bit harder to make the most of the time we have together.
In closing for tonight, remember this:
When someone hugs you, do not let go until they do. Even if you are not the touchy feely type, give it a try, and watch their response. You may gain a whole new perspective.