|I didn't even get carded|
Faith assisted in the preparation of Saturday morning pancakes. She knows the recipe better than I do (she reminded me that we hadn't added the butter) so maybe I should say that I assist her in the preparation.
|She needs her own cooking show|
On Friday morning, we took Faith up to Kennedy Krieger for a follow up visit/more testing. The results were promising. She's still delayed, especially in receptive and expressive language, but she showed improvements so the therapy is working. This means we don't have to do the all day neurological testing (for now) and we will bring her back in six months for more testing to make sure she's still improving. They seemed optimistic that it was possible that Faith could be largely caught by kindergarten, which is fantastic news. Actually in some areas, like counting and spatial understanding, she scored in the 5-6 year old range so I wasn't off base thinking she's advanced in some areas while still delayed in others. The specialist agreed that pulling her from the small special education public classroom was a good choice and that we should keep her in classes with small class sizes but with typical peers, even if that means choosing private school over public.
Instead of one overarching diagnosis, she has three co-existing diagnosis (language delay, low muscle tone, and an anxiety disorder). The language delay and muscle tone issues are things that we can correct with therapy and time. The anxiety piece will be more complicated, but we have an appointment with her regular doctor this week where we'll talk about supplementing her therapy with a low dose of medication. She's a little young for it, but the specialist said she had patients on it at her age with good results and it would be beyond wonderful to see Faith be able to relax and enjoy life more.
On a lighter note, here's a baby laughing while on a swing.
|I'm not laughing, I'm smirking|
On an even lighter note, here's Peanut with a turkey lunch meat round stuck to her back. The baby threw it to her and it got stuck on there and for about ten minutes, the dog didn't even notice. I was cracking up and I had to take a picture.
|Can't look at the camera, I'm busy begging|
Then she realized that the turkey was on her back and the hilarity level went up a few notches.
Meal time is never dull around here.
Do you make pancakes from scratch or from a mix? I can have Faith make an instructional video if you need help on making them scratch. It can be the start of her viral series "If a 4 year old can do it..."
Do you enjoy mocking your pets? This is a stupid question, the answer is just "yes". Maybe the better question is "How do you enjoy mocking your pets?"