hi friends & family.....
finally getting a chance to say hi and update you guys on Lauren's progress of late. Like the season of Spring which often comes "in like a lion and out like a lamb" Lauren's past 9 months seems to be finally reaching the "lamb" stage where she is settling down from her surgery and starting to feel a whole lot better.
In March we saw her finally get past the 20 lb. mark and hopefully this spring/summer will bring big gains in the weight department. She is tolerating more food and milk, yeah! No small thing considering she was nearly 100% tube fed prior to her surgery.
She enjoys her pre-school program three days a week and continues to receive her therapy for speech, OT, motor development, feeding, hearing, and anything else they feel like helping her with!! The teachers, aids, and therapists at First Step (an ARC school in Chester County) are amazing.
We're hoping for an upward cycle to cushion us through the inevitable downward cycles that come with illness and the turning of summer into winter but for today, although she is sick w/her "umpteenth" head cold, she is feeling much better.
Thanks for your love and support. We hope this update finds you and yours healthy.
Jennifer, Lauren & family