Friday, April 17, 2009

April showers...

Well, Landon is finally getting back to normal. This has been a long healing process, but we are getting to the end of it all and Landon is thriving! He decided one day that he wanted to start eating again, and has been eating everything since!! He wants everything that we have to eat and gets really angry when you don't give it to him. :) I guess that's a good problem to have.

We have been venturing into the terrible twos already. Landon has shown us a few episodes of getting on the floor and kicking his legs and showing us how mad he can get. Honestly, it's aggrivating, but kind of entertaining at the same time. :) He gets upset over the littlest things and we have to help him calm down and relax. Oh the joys of having a toddler! :)

We hope everyone had a good Easter. The Easter bunny visited Landon and left a basket, hid eggs in the house and outside in the backyard. We helped Landon collect the eggs and put them in his basket, but he just wanted to open them to get the M&M's and pennies out of the inside. I'm sure he will understand better next year.

We also went to visit Landon's pediatrician this week. She said that Landon is doing really well. He weighs 27lbs 7oz which puts him in the 50th percentile for his weight!!! I was so happy to hear that cause we've been fighting with his weight since he was a baby. I was also concerned because he hasn't been eating anything orally for the past 3 weeks so I figured he would've lost weight, but that wasn't the case. It was a huge relief. Dr. LaCroix also said that when he gets back to eating the same amounts orally that we could go down to three feedings a day of Pediasure instead of four. She said to replace the fourth with water so we are making sure that he is still hydrated. Anything that he drinks during the day can be taken away from the water feeding though. So we are making progress......slowly but surely. Landon also grew a whole inch, which puts him in the 75th percentile for his height. I could tell he was growing cause he's able to reach things on top of the kitchen counter now. :)

We're so happy that Landon is doing so well and hopefully we can make some more progress before we have to go and start the process all over again. I'm just keeping myself focused on the end...getting that trach out!!!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

We're feeling a little better...

Hi everyone!

It's been a while since I left an update, so I thought I would let everyone know how things are going.

Landon is still healing from his procedure although he gets better everyday. He's still not eating anything by mouth, but I try everyday to give him sips of juice or some applesauce. He's having a hard time swallowing since his tongue is still kind of stiff and big. Dr. Yakes ended up doing all of the injections in his tongue this time, so we are having extra healing time. I am, however, excited to see the changes that this procedure brings. We've had so much success in the past with this and he changes (for the good) so much afterward, that you can't help but get excited for him. We've stepped a couple of steps backward, but we always go three or four steps forward.

I hope everyone is doing well. I'll keep everyone updated to Landon's changes. Love you all!!!