My 9th Month: December 4 through January 3rd 2002...
Wow, what a rollercoaster month I had. Mommy didn't have time to write a daily journal, so we will kind of just recap...
I think I did pretty well at the beginning of the month.
Mommy and the nurses decorated for Christmas. I love the lights!
We went and chopped down a Christmas tree at the same place where we got Uncle Bob's tree. I couldn't have cared less! Everyone else seemed excited, though.
Oh, my reflux is pretty bad. I feel so awful when it hits. I have 2 medicines, but they only seem to help a little. (Reglan and Zantac). When it is really bad, I retch and gag and gas and sometimes I throw up. Sometimes my Sats drop but I come right back up.
December 8th, we tried to all go to a play called The Toys that Saved Christmas. It was a special show for kids with special needs. Well, we all got in the van and ready to go and I had a breathing episode. It was a pretty bad one. Once I caught my breath, I felt fine. Mommy ended up staying home with me while Daddy, Aunt Chris and Nurse Nancy R and Casey went to the play. I enjoyed having Mommy all to myself!
December 15th we went to a Christmas party at our friend's house, the Knowles'. Jennifer is our teacher and friend. Her husband is Crazy Larry, I mean Larry. Alaina and Gregory (3 and a half and 1 and a half) are our friends. They had some fun people there and lots of kids and fun things to play with. AND Santa came! Casey seemed pretty interested in him. I cried! I did pretty well, no bad episodes, but Mommy was nervous the whole time.
Grandma and Grandpa Canosa flew up from Florida. I even remembered them! December 20th was Grandpa's birthday. We had a cake and candles for him.
Mommy spent a lot of time wrapping gifts and doing stuff like that. I liked to help and watch. I love my stroller. I go everywhere around the house in it.
The week before Christmas Casey and I had a break from our therapists and teachers. It was nice to just hang around and be with our family.
AND Casey and I both caught a bad cold. Ugh.
What I Like:
Anything that jingles. I've learned that if I shake something fast, it might make a cool noise! I have rattles that jingle, bracelets that jingle, bells on ribbon that jingle...
Watching the ceiling fan in Casey's room
Taking baths with my brother. Casey doesn't mind, really.
What I Don't Like:
seeing the bipap mask coming at me