Thursday, May 17, 2012

Nice And Long!

It's been a while since I have had a long, detailed blog.
I am planning on correcting that right now!
As I've said in a few of my recent short posts, it's difficult to blog on an iPhone. The internet isn't the fastest. Blogspot freezes. And I often get misspellings or weird autocorrects and sometimes they're so bad that my sentences don't even make sense!
I am now back on my big obnoxious iMac. Wendy is laying on a blanket on the floor. Ares is on the couch, eating a sock. And I am sitting beside Wendy typing away, while Gone With The Wind is playing in another window at the corner of my screen.
Wendy has been doing really well lately, as far as making progress. She's smiling and laughing so much more. Sometime she laughs at absolutely nothing, like right now she's rolling around giggling like there's no tomorrow. She's been rolling to her sides often and doing it well. She's even rolling to her left side now, which she wouldn't do before because of her g tube and colostomy being on that side. Wendy has been sleeping in her own crib, in her own room, for about a week or so now. She's been sleeping from about 7:00pm to usually 2:00-3:00am. Which at that time I come get her up for a diaper change and then I lay her in her vibrating boppy seat beside the couch in her room and she and I watch a movie or tv show on my computer until we both fall back asleep. Then at 7:00am we are up for the day. At that time, I'll put her on the floor to roll around and we'll work on her reaching for toys. Once she's wore out, she usually takes a nap.
It has taken a while, but we have finally settled into a routine.
As for her doctors, we have met her pediatrician and surgeon. Dr. Melissa Martin, in Athens, as I've mentioned before, is her new pediatrician. She was amazing, and absolutely adorable. We were waiting in the exam room and in walks a sweet, very tiny, lady, even shorter than myself, in a teal colored dress and wedges. She had short dark grey hair and very stylish glasses. I couldn't help but smile. And when she opened her mouth to talk, I was even more thrilled. She was so nice and completely focused on helping Wendy. She didn't point out Wendy's flaws. Needless to say, I was impressed and very happy with my choice, and Dr. Martin was appalled that other doctors didn't want to take Wendy because of her special needs.
Yesterday we met Dr. Mark Wulkan, Wendy's pediatric surgeon. As with most specialists, he didn't have a really big personality. But with a surgeon, I don't care about his personality. I care about his qualifications and his ability to fix my baby. He seemed knowledgable and acted like this was a fairly common surgery and told us Wendy should heal quickly. The only thing I did not like, was his office. I'm used to the doctor's office being attached to the hospital. Wendy will be having surgery probably June 28. The reason I say probably is because the lady that scheduled it said on one calendar it said Dr. Wulkan would be in that day, on another, it said he would be gone that day. So if not June 28, it will be July 5 or 12. She is going to talk to Dr. Wulkan and call me this week to let me know for certain. Wendy's surgery will be at the Children's Hospital at Egleston.
I would post more, because I feel like I have so much to catch up on, but Wendy is getting tired of entertaining herself, so mommy is needed!

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