Sunday, June 6, 2010

Roll over, Roll over

This past weekend was indeed a happy and momentous one for us! Shelby has been so close to rolling over for some time now... Yesterday, she started doing it by herself effortlessly! It was almost difficult to get it on video because it happens so quickly. She has been progressing by leaps and bounds lately and I'm so proud of her (and you can tell that she is proud of herself). So here it is guys, Shelby Frances, one year old, rolling from belly to back!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

12 Months of our Shelby Frances

Happy happy birthday to our sweet baby girl!

Shelby's Team

Shelby is one year old today! I can not believe how quickly the past year has gone.  We will post more about this later, with some pictures as well.

So, my post from yesterday got me thinking about all the doctors, therapists, and specialists Shelby sees.  Some of these people she sees every week, others only every six months.  Together she has an amazing team looking after her, and helping her along with her development.  Tiffany and I can't thank all of you enough.  So, following is a list of these wonderful people in order of when we met them.

Pediatrician - Dr. Love. 
Neurosurgeon - Dr. Grant.
Service Coordinator - Molly
Physical Therapist - Beth
Ophthalmologist - Dr. Bashinski
Neurologist - Dr. Poplawski
Teacher for the visually impaired - Karen
Occupational Therapist - Julie
Nutritionist - Cyndi
Speech Therapist - Alisa
Orthopedist - Dr. Casey
Play Therapist - Lizzy

Again, thank you all so much.

Friday, June 4, 2010

5 Years....

Time flies when you're having fun!

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There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. -Martin Luther

EEG, MRI, Neurologist

Like we have mentioned, this week and next week are big ones for Shelby.  This week Shelby Frances had an EEG, sedated MRI, and then visited her neurologist.  Probably for the first time ever, I feel like we got all good news.

The greatest news of all was that Shelby had her best EEG yet.  If you remember, her first EEG's showed seizure activities, epileptiform discharges, and intermittent slowing of her brain waves.  However, her EEG's have been getting better, and the neurologist told us this one looked normal. Normal!  He did not see any of those problems.  I honestly could not believe it.  He feels like the Keppra is doing it's job, and that Shelby is not having seizures! 

Also, Shelby's MRI looked good.  There is definitely noticeable damage in the right side, but even that side looks SO much better than it did right after birth.  Also, the left side looks almost normal.  It will be interesting to see what the neurosurgeon says next week, but we could tell our neurologist was excited about all this news.

Next week we see Shelby's pediatrician and neurosurgeon (wow she has a lot of doctors), so we will post more then.