Drew had surgery yesterday. It was a planned, corrective out-patient procedure. Everything went very well and he has been home 24 hours now. He will have a 2-4 week recovery period, which he is not too excited about. Until he is completely healed he will not be able to swim in the pool or the ocean. What's a kid to do if he lives on a tropical island? So much for participating in the first swim meet of the season this weekend! Lilymei has been graciously giving lots of kisses to Drew to help him feel better. Nate has even stepped up to allow Drew to "hold" the tv remote for a month (that means a lot!) and he has volunteered to take over Drew's diaper duty (taking the stinky diapers out to the trash when called for) for the month. Once Drew is feeling up to it we will get back to his home school work~ 4th grade!
Lilymei went to her monthly well-check appointment today. She didn't grow in length since last month but she did gain a little over 2.5 pounds. Yeah! Her head circumference didn't change but her soft spot hasn't closed anymore either. The doctor was very pleased with all the skills she has accomplished since last month. Lilymei has tooth number 17 coming in. I knew something was up with all the drooling the past couple of weeks. This afternoon the physical therapist, Lenny, from EDIS came out and did her assessment. We are hoping by next week we can have a plan of action presented and can finally get started on therapy. On a positive note, it was determined that Lilymei has only a slight developmental delay and she should be able to catch up with no problem. We are still awaiting news as to when Lilymei's MRI is scheduled for. We were told we should be traveling no later than Oct 2nd!
As for Nate, he is going strong, mentally and physically. He has started 7th grade this year in our home school. We have purchased some new and exciting curriculums and we are anxious to get started on them. Last night Nate had his Boy Scout Board of Review and he successfully achieved the rank of Second Class. Good job Nate!!! Nate is swimming again on the Andersen Marlins swim team (as is Drew) and will be participating in swim meets beginning this weekend. He is also keeping up with his piano playing with weekly lessons with Mr. Dale. Nate and Drew have been doing a lot more duets, with Drew on guitar. Since Lilymei loves music so much we are wondering what instrument she will be playing soon.