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Saturday, 06 February 2010 21:37

Beth Still Not Well


We have had a dfficult week - Beth is still not feeling very well - has been very sleepy and has also developed a cough.  A few vomits also, and she is down on her food.  The fevers have stopped, which is great and we have seen the pediatrician twice, and Beth is now on an antibiotic as a preventative of any infection due to increased mucas/congestion on her chest.


Leonid (ABR) has posted a new blog message which is interesting around the use of standers, which made a lot of sense - as our physio is looking into a stander for Beth, this will come in useful and we wil be discussing it with her - http://blyum.typepad.com/on_abr_and_beyond/2010/02/cerebral-palsy-peacenick-practicalities-taming-the-standing-frame.ht


We also looked at car seats with out occupational therapist this week - we had look at the Columbia special needs seat, but it is very utilitarian and Beth just doesn't look comfortable in it - it is a bit bigger.  We also looked at the Safe N Sound Maxirider AHR, which is not special needs but we have heard from a number of families that have adapted with them well, and the therapist says its a common choice.  Beth actually looked quite good in it, so we plan to get that so that the new bub can have Beth's current seat.


Thanks for all your prayers for Beth, they are valued, we hope she gets better soon and the seizures reduce.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 February 2010 21:52
Thursday, 28 January 2010 11:35

Screaming and Seizures Return


After almost three months of minimal to no seizures, Beth started screaming for about 1-2 hours in the evening, around 6pm.  She has done this once before and we believe it is related to constipation/wind pains.  While she is generally not constipated, it appears every so often things get blocked up for some reason.


Anyhow, during this time she has also had an increased incidence of seizures returning, which has been getting worse.  We gave her a couple of enemas to get things moving again, which seem to have worked, but everything came to a head last night, when first of all she vomited he dinner and night bottle up all over our bed and floor, and then had seizures every time she tried to go to sleep over a 3 hour period (1-4am).  We ended up giving her an extra dose of Mogadon (Nitrazepam) which did help her to sleep after about half an hour.


Please pray her seizures will come back down and under control again, she is very tired and lethargic due to lack of sleep - as we all are - we reverted back to sleeping in shifts but still didn't get much.  She is a little off her food as well, and to top it all off, somehow the nappy leaked this morning and wet our bed again, so we have a huge backlog of soaking and washing....

Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:07

Ultrasound of new Bub all clear


Jo had the 32 week ultrasound this week for our new bub, and the good news is that everything so far is looking good.  Well even more than good - this bub is a big one!  It's already at approx 2.3Kg which is just 200g less than Beth was at birth!  If it keeps growing according to average, it will be 4.5Kg at birth but of course depends on whether it slows down etc.


Anyhow great news to hear that all looks ok, and the bub is growing well!!!  The thing that came up on Beth's ultrasound was that she had larger than average ventricles (we didn't know it was lissencephaly at the time), but this little one has average, normal ones for now.  Thank the Lord!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:12
Thursday, 26 November 2009 16:22

Beth's Second Birthday!


Beth had her second birthday this month, yay! And, Praise the Lord, things are going quote well.  She hasn't had seizures for almost two months now.  This year, we had a low key celebration with family instead of a hullabaloo.  It was just as good, and Beth really enjoyed the day.  We thank the Lord for every day we have with her and the joy she brings us.


Check out the photos in the photo section for more!



Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:19
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Friday, 06 November 2009 16:07

New Indoor base for Beth's stroller


Thanks to Kid's Fund, who provided funding, we have received an indoor base for Beth's stroller.  It is essentially another base, which you can move the seat from the stroller onto, creating a high chair like arrangement for feeding and playing.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:22
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 16:38

Beth not so well (around 18 month vaccinations)


Beth is not herself at the moment - increased number and longer seizures - lethargic - not eating well - clammy but no fever - we can't figure out why... no obvious infection or symptoms...  but we are quite concerned; been to the doc but may now need to go to her ped.  Started after her 18 month vaccination for chicken pox but may be a combination of a few things as she just got over a virus/course of antibiotics as well.


Beth has had a virus of some sort the last few weeks - some bad fevers causing bad seizures - but no test results showed anything - eventually the GP put her onto a  a course of antibiotics, and this seems to have cleared things up.  We had mixed days - sometimes bad with seizures sometimes 2-3 days with no seizures.


After four courses of antibiotics looks like this is finally cleared up - we think it was bronchiolitis...


Friday, 10 July 2009 15:46

Beth to have a brother or sister!


Great news everyone!  Jo is pregnant again with our second little one, so Beth will have a little brother or sister to grow up with soon!  The bub's due in March 2010, and we hope and pray it will be a healthy little one. 


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