Friday, June 25, 2010

He's a Mover

Mikan is making some progress using his walker. He doesn't have perfect control, but he enjoys using it. Below is a video of Mikan in the hallway of his pulmonologist's office.

His pulmonologist ordered another set of blood gases, a swallow study, and an echocardiogram while we were there. He said that Mikan sounded good, but we needed to watch out for signs of asthma. Right now he isn't on any asthma medication because he hasn't shown too many symptoms. He never wheezes, but he does take breaks during play sometimes. I hate to medicate him before he needs it, but his pulmonologist wanted us to make sure that we weren't dampering his desire to play by allowing him to tire out when he may not otherwise on medication. We are going to take the "wait and see" approach for now.

This week Mikan had his first therapeutic horseback riding lesson. He screamed for the first few minutes, but by the end of the first lap, he was enjoying it. He's already signed several times to "ride the horse" again. He will take weekly lessons with an instructor and his physical therapist for the remainder of the summer.

Mikan's speech therapist said that he should be eating the foods that he likes daily, no matter what they are. Since he only eats chocolate chips and soft serve ice cream right now, we'll be making several trips to the ice cream shop this summer.


the three wise menn said...

So stinking cute. :) Praying for no asthma! ....but if you end up needing medicines you can feel free to ask questions...we've been on for about a year now!

Go Mikan!


awesome aunt annette said...

JT says, "WOW! Bikant! Cool!" And then started to laugh. Cousin love!

Alicia said...

Awwww, he looks great! I love how excited he is to be walking!

DevonLeah said...

so sweet...made me cry!! he is so darlin!