Sunday, September 30, 2012

Addy Updates....

Just to let you know, this post is old. (Which means I've probably already told you everything in it.) I started it back in August & never finished it. When I clicked on it, I saw that it was half finished, with pictures even uploaded, & so I thought I would go ahead & finish it.
Addy had several yearly checkups this summer. She had her 6 year check up with her regular pediatrician, her annual check up with her developmental pediatrician, her yearly speech evaluation, her yearly occupational therapy evaluation, a check up with the eye doctor & one with the dentist. (And she got a her first real hair cut too!) Needless to say, she was a busy girl!

At her 6 year check up, Dr. Bryd said she's doing great. She is 3'8" which is in the 17 percentile & she weighs 38lbs which is in the 26 percentile. So she's just a little thing.

While we were waiting for the doctor, Addy decided to give herself a check up.
And her dog needed one too.
And then Alex gave Hannah a check up.
And then the nurse came in & Addy got her real check up.
She also took a hearing test which she passed. 
However, she did not pass her eye test. So Dr. Byrd suggested that she see an optometrist. So the following week, I took her to see one & he said her eyesight is fine. She is slightly far sighted but that is apparently very common at her age. So nothing to worry about there.
In August, Addy had her yearly check up with her developmental pediatrician at Texas Children's Hospital. Her evaluation went great & Dr. Strathern said that Addy is making great progress & that we have her on the right path!
She also had her yearly speech evalutation. (See, I told you she had a lot of check ups this summer!) She had a 12 POINT GROWTH in her speech this year! That's incredible! If you talked to Addy lately, you've probably noticed it. Her speech is multiplying. If she continues at this pace (which is very possible), she could be in the average range for speech in just 2 more years! 
I also took her to JCPenny for one of their free kid's haircuts for the month of August. It was her first real haircut ever! (I trimmed her hair once.)

The stylist didn't cut much off. About 2 inches.
After the running off incident (which I know you all have heard about) I talked to family & friends & looked online for what I thought would be the best form of identification for her in case something like that ever happened again. After doing lots of research, I oredered Addy an ID bracelet that she can not take off. It says... I have autism. My name is... Please help me if found... & has my phone number & Nick's. She's been wearing it about 2 1/2 months now & it doesn't bother her at all!

Addy just finished the 6th week of school & she is doing awesome! Her teacher called me to tell me just how great she is doing. She's doing all the work, following directions, really listening & being a part of the class. Nick & I are both so proud. This is exactly what we were hoping for when we decided to hold her back a year.

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