Saturday, March 1, 2008

There is always a first....right

Well this is my first time blogging and I hope I do it right. We just found out that Sean had an in-utero ischemic stroke, I am overwhelmed with emotions and just need to write things out but I first need to figure them out in my head.

Just a little about Sean:

Sean was born 7 weeks early and has always had muscle weakness and we noticed he was not meeting his milestones. He was an emergency c-section after 10 hours of labor and his heart rate dropping 3 times. I was also on bed rest for 3.5 weeks do to pre-term labor. He was born weighing in at 5lbs 10 oz.

We are currently receiving PT, OT, Speech, and now Aquatic Therapy. Our first session is on Tuesday. We go to each of them every week. We go Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat.

Sean didn't crawl until 14 months, his first steps at 19 months but really started walking around 20 months and now you can't stop him from running around. I am just happy we started therapy when we did it has helped him and us so much. He was also delayed in talking at 18 months he was really only saying about 10 words and now thanks to his ear tubes and speech therapy he can say to many to count:)

This is probably enough for now but will post more updates later. Thanks for reading.



Anonymous said...

Hi! SO glad you found my blog! It sounds like we have a lot in common. :) Avery is also getting PT, OT, and speech. Aquatic actually sounds like fun! I'd love to hear more about that (definitely feel free to email me at Anyway, I think your profile said you're in the Midwest--so are we! And we belong to this awesome organization, so I'll email you that link too. You might find it helpful. Well, just wanted to leave a "hello"...I'm gonna email you now!

Anonymous said...

Erin , Im so sorry , Im glad youve started this blog. Please email me on so we can keep in contact , Im not on FF much these days .ant

Jen said...

Though Alison did not have an in -utero stroke, I can relate on other levels. ..(my daughter was diagnosed with Cushing's syndrome at 6 months, because of a large tumor in her adrenal gland which had to be taken out immediately. It came back as "cancer", but she is now doing so very well, has not had to have any treatment at all)
Anyway, because of everything she went through (her growth was stunted and had significant muscle deterioration)Alison did not crawl until 13 months, and now at 15 almost 16 months has not taken a step yet. She is going to start pt/ot and aquatic therapy.
It is good to hear that Sean is doing so well, it makes me feel good!!! :)