Monday, June 30, 2008

New Pictures Posted

I posted new pictures on the other website.  
There are pics of Jessica's 5th grade graduation and pics of us at the beach today.  

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Joey's 3rd Birthday

Yesterday was Joey's 3rd b-day. I thought it would be emotionally painful. It wasn't for me. (Jeremy it's a whole other story.) I know Joey is not a typical 3 year old, although I don't look at him so much anymore like a disabled child. I see a child who can't do a lot of things and I know how much more it is physically and emotionally to care for him, but there is just something different (better) on how I see him. The new year, the new house and the changing of therapy and starting school in the fall has made it feel better. I sang Happy Birthday to Joey all day. He loved it. He laughed every time we sang. Almost like he knew (although I don't think he knew at all). I feel that this year of being 3 is going to bring many great wonderful changes.

So thank you to everyone who someway or another wished Joey a Happy Birthday! Whether or not he knew, I did and it made things good.

Thanks Again 

Friday, June 27, 2008

Graduation and Birthday

Today is Joey's last day of therapy at the clinic. We have been going to the clinic since the accident. It is a bittersweet moment. I am glad that we don't have to drive to North Hollywood (20 minutes) Monday thru Friday anymore and then to Santa Monica (30 minutes further). I have put a million miles on my car this last year and a half. I only got my Expedition right before Joeys accident and have 40k miles on it. On the other side, it is sad because that has been our life for a year and a half. We have meet great people. Joey has accomplished a lot. Also, because he is three, his therapy is no longer paid for. The school district takes over and he only gets 1 hr each of PT and OT a week compared to the 7 hrs the state pays for. So now I get to fight with the insurance company to see how much therapy I can get from them. It is always hard to switch from one therapist to another. The new therapist and Joey have to take time to get to know each other and this is very frustrating to me. I feel that I have to teach the therapists what to do with Joey.

Joey's B-day is tomorrow. Unfortunately , I won't be around to celebrate. I have to finish up my fitness certification this weekend. However, on July 5th we are having his b-day party. So I have been planning this HUGE party and am almost done. I have also been training a lot to get certain certifications for our Krav studio. One which is to teach children. So on top of everything I am doing with Joey, I am also putting a childrens program together at our studio. 

Jessica and Jack are out of school for the summer. That is nice. They have been swimming a lot and have had friends over playing. We have a few camping trips planned and the older kids go to sleepaway camp in August.

It never stops amazing me how life changes so quickly and how at one moment life is calm and the next second it is chaotic.

Monday, June 23, 2008

So Much Going On...............................

Well life has been busy at the Stafford House.  Since my last update, we have moved into a new house. Mommy and Daddy are still unpacking. I have my own bedroom and therapy room. My brother also has his own. YAY! Our backyard is like a park. My doggies love it. 

In the beginning of May I started the HBOT. That has helped a lot. I think my eyesight is starting to come back a little more. The HBOT doctor noticed that my left eye was focusing a lot. I guess my mommy can't really tell until I can track objects, but something is going on with my eyes. I also have not used my g-tube for water or feedings or for that matter anything in about 3 weeks. My mommy has also decreased almost all my meds. I am only on a little of Vallium once a day.

Other exciting news, I start pre-school in the fall. I will be going three days a week and will be getting my therapy at school. However, it's not enough therapy and so my mommy will have to pay for additional therapy for me a couple times a week. Insurance doesn't cover a lot. I will begin the suit therapy again in Aug. for three weeks. Hopefully they will get me to crawl and sit and stand by myself for a little bit.

Well that's about it for now. You link on the sidebar link that say My Pictures to see pics of me.

Happy Summer Time.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Welcome to my New Blog

My mom has started this new blog because it was hard for her to post updates on my other website.  So all my updates will be posted here and my photos are posted on