Jacob and Brie's school is, well, school. The homework, tests and stress have begun. We will make it through, we will make it through (This is me finding my happy place)!!
Jacob got a new eye prosthetic. His original prosthetic was three years old and his socket has grown a lot so we were told it was best if he was made a new one. His new "eye" is nice, but needs a little tweaking. Jacob has another appointment in a few weeks to work out the kinks. Over all, though, he is happy to have a new one.
Speaking of OT, I had a converstation with the owner of Progressive Pediatric this week about vestibular rehab for Jacob. She said since Jacob is an older pedantic patient she thinks it would be best for him to see Charles G. Maitland M.D. Dr. Maitland has quite a resume. He is a professor and director in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the College of Medicine, FSU. He studied Pediatric Neurology and then Neuro-Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to his appointment at Florida State University, he served as clinical professor of Neurology at the University of Florida, Gainesville (a definite blemish on the ol’ resume!), and prior to that, associate professor of neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Washington, D.C. During the latter appointment he served as the neuro-ophthalmology consultant to the Vietnam head injury study. He is currently director of Neuro-Ophthalmology, The Balance Disorders Clinic, as well as the National Parkinson’s Foundation Clinic in Tallahassee. He co-directs the Florida State University Neurolinguistic/Neurocognitive rehabilitation research center at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where he also serves as director of Neurorehabilitation... And there is much, much more, but you get the picture. With the help of Dr. Julie Kelch's office, I got Jacob an appointment to see Dr. Maitland next Wednesday afternoon. I’m excited to see what he can offer Jacob to help restore some of Jacob's balance. I would really like for Jacob's, "I almost fell down the stairs today" or "I lost my balance in PE today and fell right on my back" stories to stop. We'll see.
|Jacob's Facebook post of |
this photo said "Needles Suck!"
This is what he slept in
|Me - "What are you and Brie laughing about?"|
Jacob - "Look at me! I look like I've been
in a car accident! Lumped Up!!"