Wednesday, July 28, 2010

In Which We Have A Sort Of Mixed Day

Long day today, so this is going to be short.

The good: Connor had a nutrition appointment today, and his length-for-weight was smack dab in the 50th percentile!  This means he's growing up perfectly proportionate: just what we like to hear.  He's also on the growth chart now for weight!  His height is sliding by just under the 5th percentile.  We've seen a huge difference in his height and weight since he got the g-tube, and I don't regret doing it for a second! 

Also, we got word that our background checks from Texas came back, our homestudy was officially approved, and we're entered into the Thailand program!  This is extremely exciting and puts us one step closer to bringing Sylvie home.  Sylvie is now being officially matched with us at our adoption agency.  This means that while she's not matched to us yet in Thailand and could still potentially be adopted by someone else through another agency, reunited with her birth family, adopted by someone in Thailand, etc, we're the only family that will be working towards her with our agency.  Our adoption agency will be traveling to visit her orphanage this month, so hopefully we'll get some updated pictures, video and information about her soon, too!  Of course, I can't show any of ya'll the pictures or video as she's not officially ours yet, but trust me when I say that she is extremely cute.  We can't wait to see how much she's grown!

The bad: Connor had another seizure today.  This makes for number four in the past two weeks.  Not good.  The trend we're seeing is that the seizures are shorter (this one was only thirty seconds long) but coming much more frequently.  Connor has only been on his full dose of meds for five days now, so it's possible these are still breakthrough seizures.  We're going to call the neurologist in the morning and let them know what's been going on, though, as four seizures in thirteen days is kind of disturbing, and certainly doesn't help my stress levels any.

On the adoption front, the political unrest seen in Thailand might very well have slowed the process down even further.  It looks like we might be bringing Sylvie home closer to Fall or Winter of 2011, and even maybe as late as 2012.  That's kind of a bummer; especially since she's not getting any access to adaptive equipment (or any speech therapy) while she's there, and the longer she goes without hearing aids the less likely it will be that she'll be able to make use of her residual hearing.  We'd like to get her home the sooner the better!  This waiting thing is going to be relatively agonizing, I'm pretty sure.  Oh well: there's nothing we can do about it, so we might as well not worry about it and take it as it comes.

So like I said, a good-and-bad sort of day. 


1 comment:

Julia O'C said...

Great, great news about Sylvie!! I'm so excited for you guys!

Horrible, horrible news about Connor. Poor little guy. He really needs a break (as do YOU). I hope this new medication kicks in soon.

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