Friday, October 31, 2008

New bed

I was telling Bill yesterday how I wished Corbie's bed was up higher (like his changing bed is) so it was easier putting him in the bed, bending over with 32 # 2 oz of dead/arching weight is just to hard.

Well it's done (I love when I get my way :-D )

I took this pic last night, his like an angel.
I love him so much
Thanks for checking in on my sweet little man!!!
Caradie & Corbin

Monday, October 27, 2008

Coincidence or to smart for his own good?

Corb goes to UMD every Thur for the augmentative communication clinic & this last Thur a rep from Dyavox came with their eye gaze system & while the other kiddo was using the system, I commented oh cool there's an icon for "get dressed", Corb could help me get himself dressed because he hates having his shirt put on, well when it was Corbie's turn, he just happened to pick get dressed & guess what he picked, SHIRT. He picked shirt over & over, getting the boy on the screen's shirt on, switching colors & even picking a sweeter. Then when I made him pick something different he found a place in that game to pick a shirt & he did it in that game over & over too.

Coincidence or to smart for his own good?

Caradie & Corbin

Thursday, October 23, 2008

AWESOME news

Some of you might remember that I had 4 hours of PCW's & the state took away 2 of those hours well the RN from the company got my 2 hours back YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So now I will have help 2 hours in the morning & 2 hours in the evening YEAH!!!!!!!!!

Caradie & Corbin

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Birthday party

The party did go very well. Corb was very blah, he didn't seem to be enjoying the water at all, but thankfully (THANK YOU MOTHER) grammy came with so he stayed with her in the room while I played a little longer. It was very late by the time we all went to bed & Corb did great falling asleep. Like normal he woke a few times but always went right back to sleep. We all had a great breakfast & Austin, Noah & Daddy all went swimming again. Me & Corb just watched TV & worked on laying on his tummy, on the bed (then he don't fall over & hit his face).

Caradie & Corbin

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cold season is upon us

Corb has a temp of 101, a little cough & he has very rapid breathing. Me & Bill's heads hurt & my chest is tight. Austin complained of a sore throat & a cough this morning. UGH!!!

We are still going to the water park today after school, for their Birthday's I just hope we all will be able to still have fun since we feel yucky.

Caradie & Corbin

Monday, October 20, 2008

George visits

We had a doggy visitor yesterday.
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Caradie & Corbin

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Double Birthday party

Austin's Birthday was Sept 12th (13yrs old) & Noah's is Nov 23rd (11 yrs old) so we are having a party for them both on Tuesday at the Edge waterpark motel. They each get to have one friend for the party & then we as a family will stay over night & the boys get to skip school on Wednesday.

They are both super excited & actually so am I, Corb had so much fun the first time we went.

Caradie & Corbin

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Austin's plane ride

Austin's class got to go for a free plane ride today.

Mesh feeder

Thank you for the suggestion of the mesh feeder. I did try one right after the accident but he of course wasn't ready for something like that. And now he has tactile defensiveness so I ain't sure he would even let me put it by his face, but I'm going to get one & try.

Thanks again

Caradie & Corbin

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Teacher time

Corbie has an Early Head Start teacher that comes to the house 1x a week for 1 & 1/2 hours.

Today they played with shaving cream & as you will see he thought it was pretty darn funny. video

Corb has been doing very well sitting cross-legged, this video is only a short clip of what he did today. He sat for 10-15 mins with VERY little correction. All I have to do is move his arm back to help him prop himself, but other then that he just sat there while Heather & I did paper work.

He amazes me everyday. I love you little buddy!!

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Side note..... I'm totally done trying to teach him to chew, he has choked twice, both times he vomited & scared the heck out of me. My heart just can't deal with that. So we will just work on different kinds of foods but nothen he needs to chew first, well at least nothen he could choke on.

Caradie & Corbin

Monday, October 13, 2008

Can you say dumb A$$

Corb was up all night!!! I couldn't figure out why, he was in such a great mood yesterday & his tummy isn't hurting anymore, well this morning I figured out what the problem was. I put his little thumb braces on to tight & his little hands were swollen to about twice there normal size. I just can't believe that I can he such a dumb A$$ sometimes. Needless to say when I took the braces off him this morning he started crying pretty hard & well so was I. I called Bill & he came home from work, looked at them & told me to call the nurse. I put ice on both his little hands & called the online nurse. She told me put ice on them LOL & that if the swelling didn't go down with in 48 hours then he would have to be seen & the left hand was already back to it's normal size by the time I was finished talking to the nurse, so I think he will be fine but man, if it isn't one thing it's another.

Caradie & Corbin

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Amy-chewing

Yes I think practice makes perfect, but I also have been trying to help him close his mouth so the food don't fall out. That's his biggest problem is his tongue thrust. It's hard to video & help him at the same time though LOL

Caradie & Corbin

Friday, October 10, 2008

Teary eyed

I was feeding Corb his snack (banana's, pudding & a broken in half fruit loops) this after noon & he sure is understanding how to chew. He's even moving the food around in his mouth to get it to his teeth. I was just so proud of him the tears were rolling.

He's feeling a lot better today too, he's VERY noisy.

Caradie & Corbin

Even 3 yrs later

I'm so proud of Corb, he's catching onto chewing very quickly & using his hands a lot more. Even in sitting but I don't have a video of that yet.

There's videos of Corb chewing & reaching up for toys, laying down, on dropshots, because I just can't get videos to upload on here. VIDEOS

Caradie & Corbin

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Infection

It's an infection under the incision. The doc had Corbie get a shot of antibiotics, half in each leg. Now he's sore there too. He just cried & cried. At least it's over for today.

Caradie & Corbin

Off to the doctor again

Corb has a very large bump under one of the insisions, so we went to the Doc this morning & he wants an ultrasound & the earlies appointment wasn't until 1pm today so I had to drive all the way back home drop Bill off, send pictures to the surgion & send an update & we are off again.

I will update as soon as I know what it is.

Caradie

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Momma's new contraption

I rigged up this right before his surgery so he only got to try it once because I didn't want to get him all excited about walking on it & then have to stop again. So now his tummy is feeling better so he has been walking on it for two days now.

I took video of him walking but I had to take the video side ways & I can't figure out how to rotate them here so go take a look on http://www.dropshots.com/BabyCorbin

He's mostly back to himself. Very happy & silly. Little stinker is still waking up at least twice a night but that's better then all night.

Caradie & Corbin

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Worse then better

Monday:
I called the doctors office & made an apt for Tuesday @ 4:00pm just in case he was still having a hard time. Well things with him got a LOT worse.

He was pushing very hard all day,

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And crying a LOT

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And then to top it all off the night was crazy bad.

Again he had a very hard time falling asleep & again every time I moved he would wake up screaming. I finally got him to stay sleeping but then he was back awake at 12:00am

Tuesday: Considering he had only about 3 hours of sleep, he was in a pretty good mood. He was awake all day until around 3:30pm when he fell asleep for about 15Min's in the van on the way to the doctors office.

But now for the good news the doctor & I came to the conclusion that he just had to much stool in him & it was making him uncomfortable, so when we got home I gave him a full cap of Miralax & at potty time he went a LOT. At around 8:00pm he went to sleep pretty good.

And well, guess what, he slept ALL night & I even had to wake him this morning at 8:00am to get out morning started.

He's seeming to be in good mood but I had an appointment this morning so I haven't been with him much YET.

Off I go to go play/work with him.

Caradie & Corbin