The New New Neuro

Yesterday Rob took Lola to go see a new neurologist, Dr. Jennifer Zimmer, out of Riley Hospital for Children. You may remember, we were not impressed with the last neurologist and decided to find someone who showed a genuine interest in the care of our daughter. While I was not able to attend due to work commitments, Rob gave me a full detailed report of the appointment. Dr. Zimmer began the appointment by thoroughly examining Lola. The usual measurements were taken (weight, height, head circumference) and then she took a close look at her spine, her feet, her abdomen as well as her eyes. She went through a detailed history of Lola’s background with Rob and asked numerous questions about her care in Costa Rica, the tests that...
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First Steps Evaluation

In the world of a one year old, they don’t know that it is actually their birthday. They may understand that their parents are ridiculously cheesy for some reason, they may be excited about the presents they get to open and they will especially love the cake they get to indulge in, but for the most part…it’s just another day. So when we were asked if today would be a good day to have the therapists come out to evaluate Lola, we happily replied “yes”. Two therapists came to our house at 10:30 this morning to take a look at Lola. They simply wanted to observe her as she played all while asking us numerous questions regarding Lola’s life. We told them all about Lola’s long medical history...
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Lola is Awesome and Being Proactive

Today was a girl’s day out for Lola and me. I have been so busy working, I felt as if I had been missing out on quality time with my girl. We had intentions of going to the Central Library, but unfortunately it was closed today. So we went to the pool at our local Y Center instead. Is it just me or does my baby now look like a little girl? I know I’m biased, but what a doll! The pool was a lot of fun, but I also had other intentions for going. Lola’s therapy has been lacking because we have tapped out the exercises we were shown in Costa Rica. Lola is bored and while we are creative with her daily activities, she also needs...
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