Life just keeps getting busier and busier. Friday Kaden had a doctor's appt. at Children's Mercy. The doctor was very impressed with Kaden. She hasn't seen him in a few months so she hasn't seem him walk on his own or come of the vent for a longer period of time. She seemed to be very pleased with Kaden's progress. She turned the breath rate totally off on his vent and turned his pressure support down. So now he is taking all of the breaths on his own. Kaden in her first home vent patient...she also took care of him when he was in the NICU. She wanted to bring him up to the NICU to show him off to the physicians and others who might know him up there. Kaden lived up to the "showing off" part of it. He stayed off of the vent on our way up and even while we were up there part of the time. He wanted the vent back when he was trying to show everyone how he can say Elmo. He can't make much noise when he is off of the vent. We saw one of the nurse practioners that use to work with Kaden. He began to walk to her and then shook his head no and turned to walk to daddy. It made her cry...which almost made me cry.
After that we went to Nate's hometown to Kaden's cousin's birthday party. Poor guy, we have been talking about his own birthday coming up and then he had to watch someone else open presents. I don't think he quite understood that : ).
We have been cracking down on the potty training. I decided to make a potty chart for Kaden hoping that will peek his interest in using the potty. Everytime he pees in the potty he gets one sticker and for everytime he poops (such a lovely word) he gets two. We gave him a goal of 10 stickers for the first week and if he accomplished that he would get to get a new book. The first week he got 18 and that is minus Friday because we were away from home all day and I am not ready to put him on the potty at the hospital. I actually was thinking that I am going to have to buy a traveling potty seat to put on public toilets and lots of clorox wipes. That part really scares me...GERMS, ugh. I am really proud of him. He doesn't really ask to go (he did once for me) but he does say yes most of the time when we ask him if he needs to. He is getting so big!!!
As for me and the baby...well, we are hanging in there. I still get sick, but not as often. I can NOT handle smells. I had to have Nate brown hamburger for me tonight because I started dry heaving (nice, I know). I haven't had a doctor's appt yet believe it or not. I saw the nurse practioner but that was to talk about past history, I am very frustrated with the whole thing. I am now in my second trimester, which is amazing to me. It is going by so fast. That is my life right now...potty training and dry heaving!!!
Do Not Worry
9 years ago