Two Steps Forward. . .

What She Wore: Gosh. . . I can’t remember what I wore today. Must not have been anything great. Now I’ve got on Scottie dog pj pants and a t-shirt.

What She Ate: For lunch I made macaroni and cheese with rotel mixed in. This is super yummy and easy. For dinner I did another one of those Stouffer’s skillet meals–beef, potatoes and green beans. My husband loves having a warm dinner so much that he’s forgotten that he doesn’t like pre-packaged food.

Well, I’m starting to get used to the ebb and flow of things over here. Charlie has, once again, lost a little neck strength. A quick measurement on my part revealed that he has gained another half a centimeter in head circumference. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it immediately. Whenever he has a “strike” in sitting I find that his head has gotten a little bigger. He’ll catch back up, so I’m not worried. Actually, I’m thrilled because a growing head means a growing brain. So many kids with head injuries are behind the curve on head growth.

So, forward and back. You’d think I would have gotten used to the two-step by now.

For those who are interested: Charlie’s PT and OT would like to order him a Rifton chair for when he’s playing with toys. He should be getting casted for his DAFOs pretty soon as well. Do you know those things cost $900? I am so thankful that early intervention is going to pay for those because my insurance doesn’t cover anything for the feet. Whew! I didn’t have an extra grand hiding in the couch cushions.
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  1. $900??? I’ll never stress over hospital bills again. That little contraption better wash your dishes and rub your shoulders. And the BPA thing? Good to know.

  2. Anonymous says:

    wow…i think insurance needs to be covering a bit more…$900…that is crazy…

    ♥~♥ :oD the shortest distance between two people is a smile… :oD ♥~♥

  3. Come on, we’ve all got an extra grand just hiding around here somewhere… 😉 Good thing for eraly intervention–stupid insurance.

    Did you ever think you’d be measuring your kid’s head in centimeters?? I have this great picture in my head of you with a measuring tape around Charlie’s head. I know it’s not technically funny, but it kinda is.

  4. Nadine Hightower says:

    That’s unreal!! $900!! Honestly I thought things were so high becuz they were bilking the insurance companies. But to have something you need that is $900 is just way outta line.

    Hang in there!!

  5. Small Town Girl says:

    I hate money stuff. It’s so annoying!

  6. Ugh, DAFOs are expensive. I’m glad we only have to buy one and our insurance covers some of it. They have some super cute ribbon designs for them. I could totally see Charlie with the hot rod flames. Darsie currently has the pink “Under the Sea” ribbon. I really really really recommend the Hatchback shoes to go over them. They recently redid their “designs” and they have some really cute ones for boys.

  7. Charlie’s physiatrist wasn’t absolutely sure he needed these DAFOs, so I’m hoping that we don’t have to keep buying them. The therapists just really seem to be into them.

    Thanks for the tip about the shoes, Shannon.

  8. That’s so good that your state helps with the cost that insurance doesn’t cover.

    And, mac&cheese and rotel, that sounds good, would you believe I’d never even heard of rotel until Christmastime when a friend asked me to pick some up for a dip for a party she was having. Now I love the stuff!

  9. Happy Earth Day!

  10. Hey girl… once again your front door pic rocks! :)

    $900 is totally ridiculous and that’s sad that your insurance won’t cover it. Good thing for the intervention!

    Hugs – Tiffany