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Ear Infection, Flu Shots & More New Stuff

Posted Oct 09 2009 10:03pm
We've been sick. It happens every year a few weeks after school starts. It seemed like a very mild cold that has teased us by looking like it was going away just to flare up again (could be a secondary infection I suppose). Right when it seemed Ainsley'd kicked it for good it turned into an ear infection. She was grumpy and in a lot of pain but now she's had 3 doses of Amoxicillan and is back to her usual self. Still, we missed this whole week of school and she now has only one more week before she switches schools. Bummer!

After being at the doctor earlier in the day I was back in the afternoon for our previously scheduled flu shots. I had to pull some strings to get a this appointment because the flu shot appointments were booked out until late October. So there was NO way I was going to cancel even with an ear infection. Little miss was being quite a rascal for a sick disabled girl and was trying to climb out of her stroller, to hang with her big brother and sister, while we were in the waiting room. I was pretty impressed that she could get herself turned completely around inside the seat since there isn't a lot of room, especially given her size (37.5 lb and 37 3/4" tall). Of course this is BAD because now she will have to be strapped in to keep her safe. Ahhhh......to finally reach that point at age (almost) 3. Of course it's great!



Then today I was showing Ainsley how to draw lines with a marker. This is part of her fine motor therapy. We do it periodically but she had always just done forceful dots (bad for the marker and crayon tips) but today she actually made her first line and then she proceeded to create this "picture" all by herself with no help at all (I swear to God I did not help her hold the marker, position her hand in any way or anything ). Very very cool miss Ainsley! Whatcha gonna do next?!


Making her first line.


This drawing she did all by herself.
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