Well, we all survived the boy's first week back in school! Jacob said it was "OK." Nolan said "It was the best days ever!" He also claims to have found a new "best friend!" Caleb was depressed for a couple of days. He wanted to know when we would be picking up "my brothers" just about every hour they were gone! He's doing better with it now though. I was sad not having them around the first day, but soon adjusted when I realized I wasn't hearing any yelling going on!
Gavin is STILL having seizures! Although, they seem to be less noticeable when he has them. So, I'll be calling the neurologist today. They'll probably just want to up his meds again! I'm all for it if it works, but after months of this.....it seems like we should try something else! Hopefully they will have results of his EEG when I call. Some promising news with Gavin is that he has been a little more alert and responsive with us this week, especially in the evenings. He has been trying to "talk" with us more, having more eye contact with us and has been more active. I am so thankful for this! He still doesn't smile for us, although he gives us looks of contentment and my mom says she thought he smiled for her Friday when she was watching the boys for us. I REALLY could use some smiles from him! Please pray for this for him and me! It makes me so sad thinking that he isn't happy or enjoying life!
I have another request for you. Gavin has outgrown his infant car seat. Not a big deal, except that I'm not sure how I'll be able to take him into the grocery store if I need to. He doesn't sit up on his own to be able to sit in the cart and carrying in a huge toddler car seat would be a pain! So, I'm asking for any ideas that some of you might have. He weighs a ton, so carrying him around is out of the question! He seems even heavier since he's so limp and doesn't "help" by holding up some of his weight like most babies his age do. Any thoughts on this matter would be appreciated!
We are excited about an upcoming walk that is being held to raise awareness and money for Down syndrome! It is being held September 29, 10AM, at Millennium Park. If you are interested in joining us let us know! Gavin's Aunt Jill (Joel's sister) is setting up a team for us! If you want more details you can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to make a donation you can go to http://www.firstgiving.com/gavinsvoice. Thanks for your support!
Have a great day! God's blessings to you all!
Love, Alicia and Family