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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Bring on the Spring!

Hello March 1st!

Bailey has had a few things going on lately!

She's 3ft 2in & 31lbs! Growing so fast!

Her choking episodes seem to be back in action. She choked 4 times last week, one resulting in a call to 911. It isn't seeming to happen while she's eating or drinking but random and afterwards she seems to have quite a bit of saliva in her mouth. It's very scary so we brought it up at her Genetics appointment on Monday. Her doctor looked in her mouth and noticed that her throat was extremely red and irritated! Her thought was that Bailey's reflux is back and causing her to choke. She e-mailed GI and we went there on Wednesday! They aren't sure that it's reflux because other than her throat still being very red and irritated she shows no other reflux symptoms. They put her back on her meds, made her an ENT appointment, and are debating on repeating a swallow study, upper GI, or endoscopy to take a look.

We FINALLY got a surgery date for her muscle biopsy! April 13th! They have decided that it would be best if she is admitted the night before so she can remain on IV fluids through the night and no fasting will be necessary that way. Too afraid of a hypoglycemic episode to occur. She is getting a piece of muscle cut out of her thigh to be sent for testing and some to be kept for further testing later on. It will be a pretty big size cut and she will need stitches but she should be able to go home after the surgery is done as long as no problems arise.

We are actively trying to get Bailey into outpatient therapy because we (and her doctors)think her stand still in speech and some other things may because she receives so little therapy at school! They also want her to go 60 days with no therapy over summer and that is unacceptable! I found a place that will take her and we are waiting on getting orders from her Pediatrician.

We follow up next Friday (My Birthday!) at Shriners since she finished casting! I personally think she needs put back in AFO's! She was much more stable with them and since she has been without she's been falling all over the place and skinning her knee's up! Her feet are turned in and casting seems like it was HUGE waste of time and put her back instead of forward but we'll see what happens!

Until next time... :)

"Fall into me, my arms are open wide and you don't have to say a word cause I already see that it's hard and you're scared and you're tired and it hurts and I wanna be the one you reach for first."