Wednesday, June 24, 2009

This and that...

Good news on all fronts.

More success with 'potty boot camp' adventures. That 'light' is getting bigger. Sorry, no pictures this time.

Also, Jack's weight is coming back big time. We weighed him at home and he is back to 48 lbs., nearly back to his original 50! We've stopped the appetite stimulant and one less medicine is always a good thing.

We'll keep you posted...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kristopher's birthday

A few pictures from our celebration of Kristopher's birthday and Father's Day. Lisa, Kris, Shannon and I celebrated by eating out at one of our favorite restaurants: Hotel Charlotte

Happy 24th Kris!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Potty Boot Camp

Maybe, just maybe, we are starting to see a small, if barely perceptible, pinpoint of light at the end of the tunnel. A couple of small successes! What seems to have worked so far is just to feed him while he's on the potty and eventually, well, you get the picture. We have the use of very handy chair that keeps him safe in case he has a seizure and doubles as a table.

Keep your fingers crossed. We're running out of diaper sizes!

Just in case you had trouble picturing this in your mind, we are happy to share pictures with you. We know you were worried.

By the way, Happy Birthday to Kris, who turns 24 today. He and Shannon are on the way to Hilton Head for a much deserved vacation.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A milestone: Promoted to 1st Grade!

Jack and Mrs. Hall

For those of you who know Jack's story, you understand what a true milestone this is for Jack. He has overcome so much in his short life and to complete kindergarten and move on to 1st grade is such as huge accomplishment. His progress this year both cognitively and physically has been outstanding. We would like to thank the teachers at Harrisburg Elementary for all their hard work but especially we'd like to thank Mrs. Pam Hall. We believe that Mrs. Hall's dedication and love for Jack are what make success stories like Jack's possible.
We must also thank Mrs. Asha Cooke, Jack's IA (individual assistant), who is with him everyday at school to assist him with his physical needs. We couldn't do it without you Asha!
Now, on to 1st grade!