Thursday, May 19, 2016

I still exist (and lots has changed)

Its been four years since my last post.

Let that sink in...



So lets take a quick visual tour or what's happened.


We had an amazing vacation in Disneyworld

Returned with a little surprise

2014-  Josh had a rough start 

Pneumothorax (he burst a lung at birth)

But, with a lot of care, he finally came home

I got a job in San Antonio 

(still in special education)

So we had to relocate


We settled in nicely


and adapted to our new community

I think we like it here....

And here are some videos to recap the story

now, you're all caught up...

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

While i was away a work, isaac took katy to the pediatrician to check on a fever. It turned out she was tested possitive for strep throat.

Poor baby!

I got home and began to ask her questions. Im so used to us having a one way conversation, but i usually prompt the answers to her (to teach her propper conversation).

Today, she surprised me though.

I asked her if the doctor looked at her throat. Katy shook her head "no," and told me "nose."

(isaac told me he put a swab up her nose).

Then katy patted her chest and said "owking (choking)"

Isaac explained that then the doctor stuck a swab down her throat and made her gag and choke.

I told her she was going to feel better now, to which she responded

"eh-eh-ine (medicine)"

"yes, honey," i said "i'll go get it right now"

I got my keys and as i was headed out the door katy added

"boo boo" and pionted to her finger

I asked isaac " did they take some blood too?"

"yes. They pricked her finger," he said.

Wooow! A dialogue with my daughter! Thank you Jesus!!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Katy ABCs

For those of you who dont know, Katy was diagnosed late with PKU. She was 13 months when we found out. She was born in Mexico and they did not screen her. She suffered severely and was even having seizures four to six times a day. We put her on diet and therapies as soon as we got her diagnosis. When she turned three years old, we moved to the USA to get her into school. Little did I know that I would have the opportunity to have a career change and become a special education teacher. Katy was my student in my first year of teaching. I have learned so much stuff, and have been able to help not only her, but many other kiddos as well.

Here is Katy, working hard against all odds as she tries to catch up to her regular ed kinder peers. This is the tip of a great iceberg and Im looking forward to the many changes that are about to come...

Katy ABCs

aty is working hard to catch up to her kinder age peers. This is a big step for her! Im looking forward to the changes that will come soon!