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Cedie Lynn was born on 6/16/05 in Memphis, TN. She arrived 6 wks early. Cedie spent the first 11 & 1/2 months in the hospital. Although she endured many surgeries and spent 2/3 of her life in hospitals, she was a very happy, beautiful little girl who was full of love and who was loved by everyone who met her in person and online. She now watches over all of us as our own little angel.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Huge Progress Updates

Something has happened to Cedie. Something has just clicked and we couldn't be prouder!

Cedie has made tremendous progress with her eating. A month or two ago we were happy if she swallowed one baby spoonful of food. The nurses and I try at least 2x a day and she gets a 1 hr session with the speech therapist once a week. We couldn't push it too hard because she would just get mad and fight us. However, just in the past 2 weeks she is doing much better with the speech therapist. Last week she swallowed atleast 5 good spoonfuls. This week she ate double that! That was this morning. Tonight, I attempted to feed her again and she ate a whole ice cube size portion of processed peas and carrots! Even better- she seemed to enjoy it and didn't fight it! This is a major deal :-)

Her sitting is really improving. She now will hold her head up and she can play with stuff while in the sitting position. She still has no fear and will just flop her self over when she's done sitting but still she has almost mastered it!

She is trying to crawl!!! She digs her toes into the mat, sticks her bottom in the air and uses her elbows to move! It is really cute to watch. She also does the "comando" crawling some and she rolls alot as well. She is determined to get around, regardless of her vent cords. She has even learned to take the circuit off so she can get further (ofcourse we have to put it right back on). I think she's trying to tell us she doesn't need that vent anymore- its just slowing her down! (Hopefully we can get her pulmonologist to agree here soon....)

Next Thursday is our 6 month evaluation with TEIS, TIPS, and all 3 therapists. We will discuss which goals she has made and what our goals for the next 6 months will be. Boy will they be impressed to learn of all this progress that she has made over the Christmas holiday!!!


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