HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
There has been so much going on here in the Bergeron house.
Terry has been keeping us all busy! He got a wheel chair in November and a new gait trainer right before that. He got his very own TRICYCLE 4 days after Christmas and let me tell you there is no stopping him now! he is on the go all the time now! He just had X-rays done of his hips on December 27Th and we found out that Terry's hips are coming out of their sockets. We have an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon on Wednesday the 18 of January. This worries me. He might have to have surgery on his little hips..my little man has been through so much will he ever get a break?? Terry is such a ray of sunshine and I know he can get through anything put in front of him..I remember when his Neurologist tried to tell us that Terry would not sit up, talk or walk.. well in your face!!! he is sitting up on his own and talking (more and more words everyday!) his walking is coming a long,but we now know that some of the problem might have been his hips. I look at him and am amazed every time... he truly is a miracle from above!! it makes you look back at the things going on in your life and realize that you really don't have it that bad! Terry is our little fighter! He never gives up! when we go bike riding.. well he is riding and I am walking behind him...he never wants to stop he just wants to keep going and going and going.. when we get any where near the house he petals faster and faster it really is funny! he would ride all day long if I would let him!!! he rides at least a mile every day that we are able to get out..weather permitting of course! I love to watch him play...he is a very good problem solver and it is neat to watch him figure things out! he still scoots around the house on his bottom unless he is on his little car.. which we had to buy him a new one a few months ago because he broke the back rest on his handy manny car... too funny!! He keeps the girls on their toes too... he is forever in their room when they are in there he wants to know what they are doing..he is a little busy body!! I will try to update the blog at least once or twice a week from now on! I know I have missed a lot I need to go back and read the older post to see what I have not mentioned yet...terry's wheel chair is really cool... the front wheels light up...too cool. he is getting really good at maneuvering it through the house and when we go out. he is not in it that much only every now and then and when we go out. He really is getting to big for a stroller now. he weighs 38 pounds right now! He is growing like a weed. some of the things he likes to do now: well he loves to ride his trike and loves to go on long walks..(him in the stroller) he loves to play with his cars and balls and loves being with his sisters....he loves going to school and he is in his second year of school and let me tell you if he don't go to school for what ever reason, he has a major cow!! and if we happen to drive by the school and we don't turn in he has an even bigger cow... he loves playing on his swing set in the back yard..he just loves being around people! I am working on a book... the book of Terry... there is so much to be told about him and i want people to know about Terry and trisomy 12p. so many people have never heard about it and I would like to share his store....well until next time!! :)
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Well it has been a long time since I posted last. There have been a lot of changes. Terry is four years old now and doing great!! He is doing so many new things that it is hard to keep up. Today he got his wheel chair and he is loving that!! He is so independent now! He is in his second year of school and doing well there! As you can see by the picture Terry is loving life and all it has to offer him! He is still doing the horse therapy and he does PT twice a week, Once in school and once at the Children's hospital. I keep him very busy..well actually he keeps me very busy!! I know he will be walking soon...he is doing well with that too. He just has to figure out how to stand on his own and maintain his balance. He is such a joy! I love to just watch him and see how his mind works and watching him problem solve is one of the best things. He is really good at it!!! Terry has many friends and he touched the heart of every one that he meets!! I will do my best to blog more often but like I said things here are very busy and I really don't get a chance to sit down and do this... I think I need to just set a time every day to do this. There is so much to catch up on!!
Monday, March 7, 2011
There has been a lot going on here at the "Bergeron" hoouse. Terry is doing more and more every day. He is feeding himself on a regular basis and doing a great job at it. he is trying to be more independent and is surely on his way. His therapist are working with him on learning to crawl and I think before spring or at least the end of spring he will master it, he still has trouble trying to figure out where to put his left hand but I know my lil man he will figure that one out too. We are so proud of all that he is doing. He is still just as happy as he can be! Always smiling and ready to have a good time. I love to sit and watch him play. it is really interesting to me to see how he manipulates things in his world to get what he needs or wants. He is talking more and learning new words and sounds daily. If i have learned one thing from my son it is not to ever listen to what people say you can do and just do what you want to do. Terry's doctors have told us that there was so much he would NEVER DO...and guess what he has shown them not to label him...he is forever learning and always doing new things. some of the things he loves to do are: paint with sidewalk chalk paint on the driveway, color in his coloring books, he loves to see how things work and he like to try to take things apart to see how they work. he loves to be with his sisters and his daddy and me. But when his great grandmother comes over he tends to forget about us and plays with her! it is so cute to see them playing together!!!
Sunday, January 23, 2011
This picture was taken January 2010 just before we moved in to our new house. As you can see Terry has grown alot and he is doing so much now. In the last year he has learned to sit up on his own fjor long periods of time, he stands and walks with assistance. His vocabulary has grown quite a bit. He is currently trying to feed himself. We are so proud of all that he has learned to do. It is hard to remember everythig that he has done. He is in school now and he loves it!! He just loves to be in school and with other children that are close to his age. he learned how to finger paint (not that he didn't know how to do that before he started school) he knows how to hold and use a glue stick, paint with a paint brush... IF I WOULD HAVE LISTENED TO HIS NEUROLOGIST...sure glad I didn't look what my baby can do. He is 3 years old now and doing way more than his doctor thought or gave him credit to do...When I look at Terry I see no limitations I see a little boy that is goingto go far in this lifetime! He is still doing the horseback riding and doing well. He is now learning how to groom his horse and he loves to feed her the snack after his lesson. He is still the happy little boy he has always been maybe even a little more happier since he started school. I have to admit that I was afraid to send him to school at first. There was a fear of how he would adjust to being in school but when that bus picked him up the first day that was it he was hooked!!! I am going to try really hard to update his blog every week....atleast!!!
Friday, May 28, 2010
It has been a long time since my last post, but that is because Terry keeps me real busy, He will be 3 years old in 57 days and it seem like he is making up for "lost time" he is really making some good advances. he is using the gait trainer a lot more now and handling it well. His vocabulary is expanding every day. He is feeding himself more, though he wont hold finger foods in his hands yet, I think it is because he don't like how they feel. BABY FOOD: a thing of the past, he wants what we eat...can you blame him? Have you ever tasted baby food? YUCK!!!! He is learning how to get around in the house in his little blue rocking chair, it is the cutest thing in the world to watch him do. We are so proud of him and all that he is doing. He will be starting school in September, I am not sure how I feel about this at this point. I know it will be good for him, but it is the whole separation thing for me. I know it is only for a few hours 3 to 4 days a week, but I have not been away from him at all since he came home from the NICU. What will I do with the time???? Terry is learning how to ride his tricycle and doing well I might say! He still can not stand up by himself. but he will stand and play at the couch or at his table. The horse back riding is helping him strengthen the muscles he needs to be able to stand independently and I know he will get there one day. He is trying to crawl but gets angry when he can't get his left hand to do what he wants it to do. Terry has done some amazing things since he had his eye surgery in February...I still say that his vision problem is what held him back partly....
Friday, April 16, 2010
Well terry had his first Spring Session riding lesson today and has done very well. His daddy took him, which was a good thing because it gives them a chance to be together...just the two of them! I just got off the phone with David and he said Terry was doing some new and wonderful things..he is using stirrups now and he just started kicking off of them. which shows that he is beginning to bare weight more on his legs. He was much more aware of his surroundings and very opinionated today. Knew what he wanted and he was gonna get it!!!! just wanted to do a quick update of Terry's riding!!