|Very busy at Early Intervention|
We arrived at Early Intervention just on time. The feeling I got when Felix and I walked in there was overwhelming. All of the gorgeous little ones in Felix's group had grown so much since I saw them last. Most I haven't seen since January and a couple I haven't seen in over a year! What struck me is how different they all looked to each other. I've mentioned before that years ago I had this weird idea that people with Down Syndrome all looked exactly the same. As Bekah pointed out to me, it's a bit like Caucasian people who sometimes say that all Asian people look the same and visa versa, because they don't know each other as individuals.
|Painting with Bekah|
|Making music with Mummy|
|Cuddles with Bekah|
I encourage everyone to celebrate people's differences. Look at your own family; not every single person is exceptionally good looking with a genius IQ and an enormous bank account (in my opinion some people that are all those things aren't always particularly nice people). Look into people's hearts and appreciate the little things which make people wonderful. You might be surprised at what you find.
The Specialist was lovely. He was very gentle with Felix and told me that Felix's ear canals are exactly the size they should be for a child his age (not sure why so many Doctors have complained that his ear canals are too narrow for them to see anything). His eardrums are at a slightly unusual angle, but he could see them easily. He did a test which showed that there is fluid sitting behind his eardrums, causing the infections, so he will need to have grommets put in. I was hoping to avoid that, but I understand that it will be much better for him not to be getting infections all the time. We should be able to get the surgery done in the next few months.
|Just too cute!|
After seeing the Specialist, Bekah took Felix and I to her work for some lunch before our long drive home. It was great to catch up with her for a while. We really miss our girls, so we grab any opportunity to see them. After lunch, Felix and I started our four hour drive home. There was a lot of traffic on the road and some rain which made the trip less than ideal, but we still made it home in good time. I didn't see any kangaroos, even though it was dusk, and the only close call was with a fox but thankfully he could run fast! I must admit it was good to be home. I really missed Nate and the boys, and Felix couldn't wipe the smile off his face when he saw Daddy and his brothers.
Fast forward to now (Friday) and I have to brag.... Felix took a couple of steps today! We're so proud of him!