Happy Birthday, Joshua!

My little man turned 5 this month. Sometimes it is hard to believe how far we have come and how hard we have fought in just 5 short years. To be honest, there were many times I wasn't sure we would make it this far...

I was thinking the other day - as I was making a physical appointment for Joshua with a new doctor - about the three ring binder I have from when he was 2 and 3 years old...it is 1" thick and bursting at the seams. It has all of his medical records/ lab reports/ diagnostics/ x-rays/ and evaluations in it. We traveled all over Southern CA to see the best doctors we could find. There wasn't a week when we weren't going to see someone...hoping they would be the one who could "fix" him. Flash forward...Joshua had his 4 year old physical before we left So. CA last year. We have been in Montana for exactly a year now and he has not seen the doctor ONCE since we have been here...hence the appt. with the NEW doctor. Seriously...he has not been to the doctor once since we got here. Amazing. While I do dread starting over again with a new doctor...she is a D.O. with training in homeopathy. She is open to alternate vaccine schedules...and she is only 2 hours from our home! Yup, 2 hours...I hope it is worth it!

Anyway, Joshua wanted to go fishing for his birthday, so we loaded up the raft and went for a float. Lucky guy - he caught the first fish of the day!!! Like his mo-hawk? Yeah, he wears it well!

Happy Birthday, Little Man! We love you so much and we are so proud of you!

1 comment:

n6gn said...

Thanks so much for posting and for the encouragement that you have given a whole bunch of people you don't yet know.

I am Glenn, Peter's 'Papa' (maternal grandfather). Peter is having his 4th birthday next weekend - with party in my backyard. She just found your blog and sent a pointer to it around to a few friends & grandparents about an hour ago.

Peter was diagnosed with apraxia of speech around a year ago and has had a couple of days/week of special classes since. I won't start on details now, perhaps his mother, Kristy, may contact you though. However, I'm already working on songs/lyrics. I think he already has the entire alphabet so we may be entering new ground with multiplication tables and who-knows-what else!

Again, thank you for blogging, it's already reaped results you don't fully know.