I've been wanting to update the blog now for a while, just to let everyone know how our little guy is doing. Well I have some spare time and a lot to say, so now just where to start.
His hearing has been progressing good, and we don't expect any issues from it. He had started talking a while back, and now is a little talking machine. Some of his favorite words are huh, okay, and no. Just recently he started saying, what you say, when you don't respond to his huhs. Most of his speech is coming right along and it is so stinking cute, except now that he understands the power of NO. That may or may not be cute at all. Along with being able to talk though, he is also able to understand when Mommy or Daddy say no. He has also started calling us Mom and Dad, unless he is hurt or scared.
His eye sight is still a worry to us at this point. The strabismus affected eye has started drifted back outward now and the ophthalmologist has said that as good as our efforts were, they did not change the eye. It will continue to drift outward to what I expect would be almost its initial orientation. The doctor has mentioned doing another round of surgeries, but they would be only for cosmetic purposes. He has urged that we wait until right before he goes into kindergarten to do the operation, that way his peers won't have that to pick at him for. We are strongly considering this as we all know how mean kids can be.
What a little tough boy though. We're not sure if it was due to the amount of pain he was in while in the hospital, the medicine he was given, or just a strong will, but this little man can take a hit and keep on going. We've seen him run into desks, fall off of chairs, put hot soup in his mouth and just keep going. I pinch him while we play and he doesn't even act like he notices it. Oh but if he gets in a little trouble, he turns on the water works. He has turned out to be one of the most caring, sharing, and sensitive little boys I've ever seen.
Well everybody, that's about all I have in me for the day. Thanks for keeping Memphis in your thoughts! It means so much to us.