Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Random Update


Nolan managed to catch a nasty bug this past week, and has been running fevers of 102-103. Thank goodness, his fever broke this morning! I wasn't too concerned about the virus, but I didn't want to have to reschedule his upper GI. He's still a tad warm, but not burning up like earlier in the week, so we're going ahead as planned with the upper GI tomorrow. Luckily it is in the morning, because he can't have food or drink after midnight.

On a very interesting note, his appetite is better (and spitting up decreased) when he isn't drinking whole milk. We noticed this while away for the Independence Day weekend. I wonder if the high fat content in his milk is slowing down his digestion (kids with delayed gastric emptying are usually put on low-fat diets) or if he is a little allergic to milk? Definitely something to bring up with the gastroenterologist in two weeks.

Language-wise, Nolan is really starting to blossom with using spontaneous communication. Instead of merely answering a request to imitate, he is coming up to me to tell me (in tears) that "daddy baseball" (daddy left home to go play baseball) or, in an excited voice, "want popsicle!" There seems to be a language explosion around the age of two, and we're definitely experiencing that!

We do see a bit of a verbal processing issue, but I'm sure we'll work through that in time. If you ask Nolan a question, he still repeats it verbatim rather than answering it. We know that he comprehends the words, but he isn't able to listen to the entire question, process what the question requires, and then formulate an answer. If you ask Nolan, "Where is Daddy?" the response will be "Where Daddy?" instead of an answer. This may be more of an age-related thing than a hearing-related thing: with his excellent verbal skills I tend to forget that he won't be two until next month!

6 comments:

Lucas'Mommy said...

sorry to hear about the bug! Interesting about the whole milk too! I can't wait until Lucas hits that language explosion... for now, it's a little slow!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

And what a cute pic! I love the way the only color is his earmolds :0)

leah said...

I found a free photo editing program online (called GIMP) and it lets you do color manipulation. Takes a little getting used to, but it is lots of fun!

Megan said...

Love the picture with his little blue molds.

Julia said...

Good luck with the GI. Great picture!

Christian and Lily's Mommy said...

Hope you all start feeling better real sooN!