Last Monday was Sarah's first visit from the Early Intervention physical therapist. Miss Jane was Sarah's PT in the NICU as well so it was nice to see a familiar face. She was very pleased with Sarah's overall progress, in particular her high muscle tone. She's starting to loosen up a lot which is making things like sitting up in her high chair much easier. We have two PT appointments next week and two scheduled for March (along with two OT appointments) and then we'll move to once a month appointments.
Thursday, we saw the pedi for the second half of Sarah's seasonal flu shot and her February Synagis shot (for RSV). She weighed in at a whopping 13lbs!!! Her last Synagis shot will be in March as the RSV season in Alabama (supposedly) ends then. Unfortunately, I think it's like the "seasonal" flu that just sort of keeps going.
Thursday night is my Rally obedience class with Ralphie. Brandon had an appointment so Sarah attended her first training class! There was a new Level I class running at the same time and I was getting more than my fair share of odd looks - wearing a baby in a sling while working a pit bull thru a Rally course! Sarah did quite well and even slept part of the hour.
We're taking it easy this weekend in preparation for a busy week ahead. Monday is the kick off meeting for our March of Dimes March for Babies coming up in April! I hope you all will consider joining Team Sarah Francis and walking with us! If you can't join us, please consider donating to our team. All money raised will go to help other families like ours and other babies like Sarah.
Tuesday is PT for Sarah and that evening, our EI office is offering a "how to" class on lobbying state representatives for increased funding.
Wednesday. Oh, Wednesday will be fun. I have a (routine) mammogram that morning and then I'll be going to SIT at the local Social Security office in hopes of getting Sarah's SSI straightened out. I've been trying to do it over the phone since she was discharged in NOVEMBER and I've gotten nowhere. Honestly, I'm more looking forward to the mammogram than I am to visiting Social Security.
Thursday is PT appointment #2 for the week.
I'll be using Friday to relax!
Have a great week!