Monday, June 29, 2009

Almost 6 Months Old

Again I can write with more good news. Recently Carson visited the Spina Bifida Clinic for a general check up. We were pleased to learn that we can adjust the time Carson spends in his AFO's (leg braces). Up to this point he had been wearing them 18 hours a day. Last week they reduced it to only 12 hours a day. This pretty much means that the entire time Carson is awake he is AFO free! This news was a great relief and surprise. In the summer heat Carson's feet were pretty much permanently sweaty so it's great letting his legs air out all day long.

I'm also pleased to say that I don't have any other medical news because we have hardly had any appointments. It has been great getting a break from those but it almost makes it more nerve racking for the next ones. Mid July brings appointments with Neurology, Urology, and Orthopedics. Please pray for us as we prepare for these appointments.

Lately Carson has been working quite hard on all his physical therapy stretches and has also been up to eating new things. He has recently started vegetables which he doesn't seem to care for. I think he's destined to have a Cornell sweet tooth.

Carson is always endlessly entertained by his dad, the musician. Nate is constantly coming up with silly songs about Carson. No matter what music seems to always cheer him up. It's fun watching his personality emerge!


Dave said...

What good news!

It's fun to see him swimming too.

Susan M. Nelson said...

What a sweetheart he is! I am so glad you have a break in appointments. Enjoy the next few weeks off. Have a great 4th!

Leigh and Andy said...

That pic of him in the pool is A-dorable!! I love it!