Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Meg...Corbie likes the baby

As most of you know....we have four cats....Meg is me & Corbie's cat

she does this almost every day at lunch....

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This one is Corbie watching "Little Bill"...he's talking to Little Bill's baby cousin....Jamal

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Corb had his OT eval at Polinski today...he had PT last week...ST is next week...I really hope they can get MA to approve them.

Caradie and Corbin

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Comments...Stories

I just wanted to remind everyone that...there tends to be a lot of "chatting" going on in the comments :-D

What can I say I love to talk about Corb!!!

I have to share a silly story...inside a bad story...I had to bring Corb to the doc today...his bum hurts from having to have a suppository 2x daily...also his tube site is hurting badly again...what next for the little man...OK so the silly part...the front desk/scheduler girls LOVE Corb...If you can imagine...I was explaining Yo Gabba Gabba to them...well I had them roaring...a nurse came to the front asking...what's all this laughing...as soon as she seen me...she said oh...now I know why....I threw my arms up in the air...it wasn't me :-P

Then I had them all laughing when I said...my saying is...I might be a nut case, but at least my kid is back!!!

Everyone loves him so much....one of Corbie's follows from around here...sat & said hi for a minute...while Noah & I were waiting for his eye appointment...he has sty

Oh yeah...In the elevator today there were like three women & two guys...Corb couldn't keep his eyes off the women...I make the comment...he loves ladies...the all giggled

I'm feeling much better as you can tell, THANKS again

Caradie and Corbin

Sunday, December 28, 2008

What a toad

Corb moves around the floor a lot now so I had to put up some padding.
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Solved.....
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Caradie and Corbin

Decided to share....

Hi everyone,

I don't want to bring my personal life to Corbie's blog but I wanted to share another reason I have been lacking in posts.


Bill (husband) & I are not doing to well in our marriage so that's a huge part of the sadness lately.


I did take some videos & pics...hope you all enjoy. I will get out of this rut soon. Just bear with me. I know how much Corbie means to you all :-D THANK YOU


Here's Corb talking to his show.
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Here's Corb laughing at opening up his Christmas present. He used to be totally scared of paper, this year he did so great!!!
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A new onesie.
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One of the days he didn't feel good, I propped him up so he could breath.

Caradie and Corbin

Monday, December 22, 2008

Ladies and Sick

Kalena, Darlene, Amy & Mother, Thank you ladies for being so supportive even when I'm not strong.

My sweet pookie bear is sick, he was up all night last night & he's been sneezing like mad all day, he even has a runny nose.

Caradie and Corbin

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Emotional

I have been pretty emotional the past few weeks. That's why I haven't been posting much. (Thanks Darlene for checking in on me) There's just so much going on, that it's hard to think straight enough to write.

I almost never get sad about what Corb can't do, but the other day at Wal-Mart, while Bill & I were shopping BY OUR SELVES I seen a little boy about 2 & he had his boots on the wrong feet, it just made me so sad that Corb will never be able to make cute mistakes like that. See now I'm tearing up again.

Everyone have a great Christmas if I don't post again by then.

Caradie & Corbin

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Snowed in

It's our first blizzard of the year. Everything is already closed for tomorrow. Fun Fun stuck with the brothers for another day LOL.

At least the next shift at Bill's work, was able to make it in tonight so he wasn't stuck at work.

Caradie and Corbin

Friday, December 12, 2008

New bedroom

I have made another new decision that was very hard for me. As most of you know Corb has been sleeping right next to me (in his bed) for a long time, well since he's getting heavier & longer/taller, I decided to put his new bed downstairs & make his therapy room into his bedroom too.

Take a look...

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Caradie and Corbin

Monday, December 8, 2008

Relief!!!!

I haven't cried like this since his accident. Needless to say my sinus' are going to hurt real bad tomorrow.

I had all the weight lifted off my shoulders, in just one phone call.

Mr. Murphy (the one I love) does all the pump upkeep personally.

I already cancelled the appointment with the SMDC doctor (the one I don't love).

Corbin will be receiving the Baclofen pump with in a few months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you everyone for your help.

Caradie and Corbin

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sweet Sweet Darlene

I know I said I was going to answer each comment on the comments page but I believe this post is to special to just stay there.

Caradie,

God created beautiful creatures and one of the greatest gifts he created was Corbie. Your beautiful boy has a way with pulling at my heart strings and leaving some huge imprints. So I guess I have to say is, thank you to Bill and you for sharing Corbie with me.....Darlene


Darlene,

OK now I'm crying.

Corb sure means a lot to me & I believe part of the reason why he was given back to me, was to teach everyone something threw his spirit.

Corbin has a way about him that, as long as you have the capacity to let him, he will draw you in deeply.

EVERY where we go Corbin is loved, Wal-Mart, doctor offices, his colleges & especially here on-line where you all get to really know his true self through me & his videos.

THANK YOU all for continuing to keep close tabs on my (our) sweet boy.

Caradie and Corbin

Friday, December 5, 2008

figured out some stuff

Well I have come to one decision, that I'm about 80% sure Corb will be getting the pump but.... by who & when is very up in the air, because with Murphy I don't know who will be dealing with the pump after it's placement & the other doctor from SMDC is... well not my favorite doctor.

So as soon as I figure out who the right choice is, to have my son in their hands, then we all will know the final decision.

Thanks Ladies We love ya

Caradie and Corbin

Thursday, December 4, 2008

decision...decision...

I made two appointments today, one with physical medicine/rehab to talk about the pump issues (not until Feb though) & the second appointment was for the evals with PT, OT & ST (I know this ST she's awesome) at the new place.

Also this month he has a well child check with his peds & an appointment with his ortho. And then his neuro, at the end of Jan. All of which have always felt strongly that the pump would be right for him, so I will have many people to help me make this decision, including you all THANK YOU!!! Sadly the decision it going to take longer then I had planned. If I do decide to do this for Corb I would like it to be done fairly soon because he needs to be all healed & ready to work his little butt off before Sept when he will be starting school (w/me of course LOL)

Well anyway I'm going to bring a CD of the videos I took during the test so all the doctors will have a real way of judging how the test went.

Caradie and Corbin

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Need to ramble

So...I'm going to just be rambling here so bear with me.

Some of the things I'm trying to work through to figure out if this will be right for him, are he had double the dose he would normally get. I don't know if I feel he was loose enough for it being a double dose & he seemed very sleepy, was it because he had been sedated or because he was up 3 times that night before & up by 5:30am that morning or was it because he had to lay flat for 4 hours & was bored or was it the medication. I guess I was a little disappointed that I wasn't able to play with him more, I mean I understand now, why but I didn't ever know before that morning that he would have to lay flat for 3-4 hours. It did seem to be so amazing for the most part though, he was so loose & just so comfortable. He was a wonderful boy, he just laid there on his bed watching the portable DVD player our neighbor let us borrow. I laid him on each of his sides & he didn't even need anything to hold him up onto his sides. He was still giggly but not like normal.

The PT was suppose to stop by every hour, at first he was there a lot then he never came back. Dr. Murphy said it was a positive dose. I have an appointment with the surgeon & then with Dr. Murphy the Tue after that so I still have time to keep figuring out if it's right. It's just to HUGE of a risk to take if you aren't TOTALLY sure. And like Amy said it loosens every where so with his trunk being too loose in the first place it was harder for him to hold himself up but then again maybe he just needs to get used to it. I know that if we decide to go with the pump he will be a totally different child but I don't want him drugged, he just seemed so blahhhh. Also with him being a different child with the pump, I'm working on getting intensive therapy for a few weeks & then all therapies 2x a week & then also school next year. As I have said a million times our state medical assistances isn't the greatest. I have decided that I'm done trying to work with St. Luke's for his therapies, I have called Corbie's doctor & requested a referral to some where else. After thinking & talking to my councilor I have also decided to get a referral to see the doctor that would do Baclofen pumps here. See what it is, is that Dr. Murphy is affiliated with St. Luke's & all the rest of Corbie's doctors are through SMDC so it's hard to know what to do because now I'm leaving the therapy there & I wasn't pleased with St. Luke's for the trial much either but Dr. Murphy has been a great doctor so I'm torn there too. UGH!!!

The test dose lasts about 8 hours but he was still looser then normal 12 hours later.

Caradie and Corbin

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Would like feedback

After you guys watch his videos will you all give me you opinions of what you see???
(there's to much video to upload here so check them out on dropshots http://www.dropshots.com/BabyCorbin)
The reason I want every ones opinions is because I'm very torn. I need help & I need to work threw all the feelings & pros & cons. UGH!!!

I said I was going to tape every hour well I kinda feel asleep while Corb was watching his show & then needed lunch but I got the first few hours & then at 5 & 1/2 hours I taped a lot.

You all can either leave a comment here, leave an entry on his caringbridge guestbook or e-mail me personally corbinleeproject@yahoo.com Thanks

Caradie and Corbin

Monday, December 1, 2008

Don't have time tonight

Hi everyone,
Sorry I just do not have time to upload the videos & blog tonight. I will get to it tomorrow afternoon. Corb has his teacher in the morning.

Caradie & Corbin

OMGoodness

It's been an hour & 1/2 & the results are AMAZING already. I'm going to video tape about ever hour & I will upload them as soon as I can.

Caradie & Corbin