Monday was Charlie’s first day in the bigger kid classroom! This room is for 2.5-3.5 years and is called the Early Preschool room officially, although we’ve taken to calling it Pre-Preschool, ha. He has rejoined a couple of his buddies from the toddler room, and is SO EXCITED to finally be upstairs with the big kids. When I went in to feed Walt, I could hear the new teacher reminding Charlie to stay on his cot, hee. He was probably a little amped up. ;) He has come home in a much better mood, and is eating better, as well. He was so, so tired after the first day - must have been pretty fun! :)
(We don’t know all the kids yet, so couldn’t tell you who that kid is in the foreground all toppled over, lol.)
A few more Charlie updates:
- We are still seeing sporadic seizures, although they are presenting somewhat differently than in the past. He is less “frozen in place” and is more able to respond to our questions, but his words are very, very slurred/incoherent. They are also varied in length, sometimes 5 seconds and sometimes 1-2 minutes. We anticipate going back to the Cleveland Clinic sometime soon to get a new EEG. We were already expecting a summer appointment for an updated MRI, but we’ll see how soon they want to do a new test with the changes.
- Charlie’s speech has not progressed much, but we are long overdue for a post on that. I will try to do that later this week! Sadly, we are still fighting our insurance to get any speech therapy or occupational therapy.
- Though he has always been a little picky, we have certainly found ourselves in Super Picky Toddler Land of late. Hopefully his recent addition of chicken nuggets to the short list of acceptable foods means we’re on an upward trend. His favorite foods are fruit, so at least he eats some real food! Clementines are #1 in his book. :)
- Charlie is such a funny dude. He cracks us up daily. He’s also a little bit mischievous… pretty sure he could only possibly get that from his dad. ;)