Carter saw his GI doctor in August for the year, and he was pleased with Carter's growth and health. We checked some labs to make sure his salt and other electrolytes are fine because all he takes is Pediasure still and water, but they were all normal. He is now completely off his seizure meds and has been seizure free for over 2 years. He has gone from 6 to 2 meds in totality, which is awesome.
We've had fun exploring our new home area up north. We went swimming at the Clearfield Rec Center which all the kids loved. We also went to the zoo a few times, soaking up that sunshine while we can.
Sierra started preschool at the Head Start in Clearfield, she is doing very well so far. She goes twice a week from 9:15-12:45. We are working on flash cards and learning her color/shapes, numbers, letters and more. She enjoys her teacher and being more independent. Her teacher visits us twice a month at home for an hour to work on things, and she also has monthly reading groups and father/daughter activities. During this little bit of free time, Keaton suddenly took off crawling on his own everywhere. He's also pulling up to kneel and getting into things like a normal kid should. It's nice to see him catching up. We've had several birthday parties lately and also a nice visit to Brighton and Silver Lake. It was a nice Sunday walk to go on.
We had family pictures on my side for the 4th time in 6 1/2 years, because the family keeps growing so fast! Those pictures are on the right side of the blog. I was pretty pleased with them. We had some nice friends give us a special needs trike for Carter. He's about tall enough to do it on his own, and Sierra loves standing in the back of it. The grand kids got a kick out of it the other Sunday. The older ones took turns riding it and others around on the back of it, while others chased after it. It was like a mini gladiator race, lol.
And this is just a nice photo of my dad with Carter, he loves him so much!
Today, Carter had a dental visit at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake. We had to check in at 7:15 to Same Day Surgery, and he went back about 8:40 to receive anaesthesia. They took xrays, properly cleaned his teeth, put sealants on, a spacer on one side and extracted a tooth on the other side. It all took around an hour, and when I went into recovery he was kind of waking up and pretty mad. Poor guy. I'm sure he has terrible memories of the place, and it's been awhile since he's been there for anything major. Once I got him home and fed and gave him Ibuprofen, he was a lot happier. I hope I can keep his teeth cleaner this time around, especially with several permanent teeth in now. They look so nice and clean now!
Just a shout out, a bit late, to my mom for losing 100 lbs+! She looks great and is so happy.
What's Coming Up: IEP end of October, HALLOWEEN!, vision appointment...
Last night, Carter's tooth spacer came out. Stinker! So now he has to go back in November to have a crown with a spacer attached to his tooth. The problem is he's so young but getting his adult teeth, and his mouth is so small. We'll have to watch his crowns real closely for the next several years to make sure they come in properly.