Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Well, That Was Underwhelming

The red-ringed eyes, the crankiness, and the slimy nose caused me to brace for the onslaught of a Very Bad Cold. When Nolan gets a cold, it is usually a protracted one- which results in the inevitable ear infection.

All I have to say is that someone said a very effective prayer, and Nolan's cold seems to have vanished into thin air. He is still rather cranky, but the nose has cleared up and he has no congestion. With surgery in seven days, I am much relieved.

We did receive Nolan's Occupational Therapy evaluation in the mail, which shows that he is above age level for "grasping" and only minimally delayed in visual-motor integration. Nolan has mild hypotonia (the reason for his long-standing head lag and weak hand strength), so it was good to see that he is developmentally appropriate in these areas. We had never suspected a delay, but it was nice to get the objective verification that his fine motor skills are hunky-dory, and he simply needs a few hand strengthening activities to help him along. I, for one, am thrilled he doesn't need any additional therapy. I far prefer spending our free time playing outside or doing crafts!


spherescamp said...

Hurray for underwhelming!

Glad that you don't have to try to get Nolan over a cold in time for his surgery.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh that IS good news! Glad he's doing so well on all fronts :D


Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Yay! I hope it stays away for good!

xraevision said...

All good news! I hope that Nolan has fully recovered in time for the surgery. I know how maddening it is to be forced to reschedule important appointments.
Surgeries are the ONLY appointments we have never had to reschedule!

X had a bronchoscopy when he was four months old, which was four months after his esophagus/trachea repair and immediately after his GERD diagnosis. There's been no mention of needing another one, but we're not far enough along in our investigation to be discussing that kind of medical intervention. We're going to request a prescription for his reflux meds again. He's been off of them for almost a year, but it has really flared up lately. Hoping they do the trick!

rouchi said...

Hey, all good news today!!! Am so happy for you.Enjoy this lil patch before the surgery.We pray that all goes well for him.Cold cold stay away from our kids!!