Therapy Began

I had been anticipating Tuesday since we said our good-byes to Moises (Lola’s Costa Rican PT) this past November. I worried Lola would fall behind without the help of Moises and Melissa as we simply didn’t know what was to lie ahead in her future yet we knew we were seeing something awaken within Lola thanks to their team. So the long drawn out process it took for Lola to get approved for First Steps was agonizing. But then something happened I didn’t expect (and shame on me for not thinking so)…Lola began to blossom developmentally without the help of any therapist or team. She just started to get it. She taught herself how to sit up on her own, how to sit up from the lying down...
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Passport, Shat on and an EEG

Yesterday Steve, Rob, Lola and I went to the U.S. Embassy to do various things. Steve needed more pages in his passport while Rob and I had an interview appointment to verify that we are indeed Lola’s parents.  The interview was quick and harmless and Lola will receive her passport in just two short weeks.  On our way back to the car, something warm and watery came flying down on my left arm… . I had been shat on!  I was so excited because a bird has never done that to me and I have always believed it to be good luck.  Steve and Rob thought my excitement was preposterous and they both laughed as I told them they were just jealous.   Later that afternoon my mother and I...
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Big day for such a little girl

Lola has a big day ahead of her tomorrow.  In the morning, we will be going to the U.S. Embassy for an interview for Lola’s passport this way we can see all you fine folks in Indiana and maybe Michigan!  Then we have a ladies only lunch date followed by Lola’s second EEG.  The poor babe will be given something to make her sleepy and we have to hope she doesn’t wake up to tear all the little electrodes off of her head as she did last time.  We are praying the EEG shows no signs of hypsarrhythmia which according to Wikipedia is a “very chaotic and disorganized brain wave behavior with no recognizable pattern”.  If her EEG is normal than that means the West Syndrome is under control....
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