She has one tooth and another one on its way through the gums.
She's been eating sweet potatoes and LOVING them.
Tonight she ate prunes and didn't love them nearly as much.
Julianne currently enjoys jumping and playing in her Jumparoo...
...grabbing her daddy's and mommy's faces, scratching and slapping things...arms, tables, toys, heads...and playing with her toys.
She goes to bed around 8 or 9 PM...
...and has been waking up around 8 AM...
... and takes a short nap in the morning and about a 1 hour nap in the afternoon. The gagging isn't any better, but it isn't any worse either.
The Early Steps Therapists should start next week. She'll have a Physical Therapist, and Occupational Therapist and a Special Instructor. From what I understand, they will each come to our house once a week. Julianne will also be seen by Vision Services. They will come to us once a month.
Today Julianne had a Neurologist appointment. The doctor was very happy with what she saw. She said everything she checked was normal except for the weakness in Julianne's shoulders and upper body. She said that she doesn't feel that is due to a neurological problem because she has EXCELLENT head control. If she didn't have that head control then the doctor would be concerned. The weakness is more likely due to having spent 3 of the last 8 months lying in a hospital bed and then having a Nissen Surgery and not being able to be pulled up comfortably. The doctor did say that she'd like Julianne to see an Ophthalmologist just to make sure that everything is ok with her vision since the stroke.
Julianne does have a suture abscess on her chest incision line, which we noticed on Saturday. Her doctor prescribed some anti-biotic cream and it seems to be going away. This morning I undressed her for her bath and noticed her chest was all red and splotchy around the incision line. The doctor checked it out and said it was a contact dermatitis and prescribed another cream. Its great that Julianne's doctors are all in one building. We were able to stop by the Pediatrician's office on the way up to the Neurologist's office.
Phew, that was a long update. :) Thank you, as always, for all of your prayers and encouragement. They get us through the difficult days and make the wonderful days that much more wonderful. We are so thankful.