Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A few treasured shots & an update on the boy...

Mason started Occupational therapy this month, for Sensory Integration Dysfunction. He is doing remarkably well using the sensory diet activities that we have begun using with him. He is seemingly more attentive, easier to 'reach', and he's letting me brush his top teeth! This is SO huge! He has begun to play 'chase' with me, even looking back to make sure I am still behind him. All wonderful wonderful signs! He is still getting behavioral therapy multiple times a month, in addition to the OT which we will be doing 3 times a month for now.

Tonight, I began a three month class at The Children's Hospital where I will be learning the Hanen Method of breaking down speech pathology and giving Mason the Speech Therapy he needs at home! It's undoubtedly a LOT of work, but if it helps my son and I to understand each other on a more meaningful level, it will be SO worth it! We are starting from essentially a blank slate. Mason has VERY little receptive language (his understanding of words and commands) and he has ZERO expressive language... I hope to be able to work on this very hard in the next few months and the Children's Hospital is giving us that opportunity, thanks to a Grant from the Scottish Rite Foundation! THANK-YOU!

We have FINALLY (no thanks to CIGNA HMO) gotten Mason's second opinion scheduled for Feb. 25th. *fingers crossed*

Here are a few shots I got of my special 'Valentine' a couple of weeks ago!




I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO in LOVE with those amazing eyes!

12 comments:

As The World Scraps said...

dang what a cute boy!

Wendy said...

Oh Krissy what a blessing!! The therapy sounds as if it is working wonders!! You ma'am are an extraordinary Mother and with all that you are doing Mason will pull through this. I was tickled to hear Mason and you were playing chase and he was watching you...I can not even begin to imagine the pain all of you are going through, but you are putting up a good fight and you will Win this battle!! The photos are beautiful and his eyes have a sparkle in them, beautiful. May God continue to bless you and if you need anything, anything at all let me know. Thank you for keeping us updated! Hugs!! Big HUGE Hugs to all of you!!

Jenney said...

Wow!! Those eyes are just incredible! You could melt in them. =)

I'm so glad he (and you) are getting the help he needs!!! You're doing an awesome job to help Mason and it's going to be sooooo worth it one day!

Amy Dodd said...

Those eyes are amazing!!! Mason is so lucky to have a MOM like you too care for him! Good luck on your adventure, and I'm sure it will all be worth while!

sjtowers said...

HE IS SUCH A DOLL!!!! I love those eyes too!!!! Great pictures girl!!

Crystalyn said...

Oh Krissy he's adorable! And YAY!!!! on the speech therapy! A lot of work - for sure - but how special that you get to be the one working with him and not another stranger. You'll both pull through this, you're doing so great mama :)

Helen Hancock said...

OH K! That little man and his wonderful Mum! You are an incredible person and I am honoured and inspired to know you.

AgilityIG said...

Amazing news... so happy for you. The pics are fantastic!!!

Tracey said...

absolutely beautiful photos Krissy and yes those eyes are spellbinding, I wish you well in your endeavours to help Mason and think you are an awesome mum I am sure all your efforts will be rewarded - keep strong hun -(((((HUGS))))

mosbarger said...

Yep, those are DEFINITELY the "Mosbarger" eyes...thanks to Grandpa Bob!!!!! Oh crap! I need to go back and read the entry...I was soooo taken with the Mosbarger eyes....

mosbarger said...

OK, keeping my fingers crossed for Feb. 25th!!!! I still think he will be just fine....either way.

Kris said...

Interesting to know.