Friday, August 18, 2017

Bindi's Progress


From day one Bindi has been all about Noah. She has been very good for Noah when it comes to  doctors appointments and his surgery.  

She is still  doing so well with Noah's therapy. In fact she knows when it's time and jumps up and lays right down. 
I've been working with her at home on getting under his chair and staying. This will help when we are out and about when I need to feed Noah or when we are at a doctors appointments when she needs to be off his lap.
Before she would be standing up or being in the way. I would tell her to lay down and she would for maybe 2 seconds.




I'm happy to say that our work at home is paying off. She is doing so much better. I've taken her to the food pantry and to a restaurant and she did so well.   I believe there is hope for her yet. :)


Monday, August 7, 2017

A Day at the Zoo


We started out our day taking cookies to Shelby's emergency room where Noah always receives great care. This was part of Core Community Church's community impact day. Noah and also took some cookies to his barber on Tuesday when he went to get his haircut.
We then went to pick up our friends James Miller and Eting Wang up and we headed to the zoo for the day.We had a beautiful day to enjoy the zoo.

It was fun watching the twin polar bears.

Noah and Bindi enjoyed the sunshine and watching the fish in the aquarium.


All the primates eyed Bindi and wouldn't leave her alone.



Even the mandrills eyed her and followed us all around the exhibit. You can really see the fear in Bindi here. Poor girl.....
 Thanks James and Eting for spending the day with us. We had fun.




Sunday, July 30, 2017

Noah/Kehres Day


We had a beautiful day on Saturday enjoying  our Noah/Kehres day.
We went to German Village. We checked out the Bookloft. It's hard to believe but I was the one that walked out with books not Scott. I can't wait to share them when with someone special.
I love getting picture text while we are out. Noah is so loved by hte Kehres' and Zoro too. He really enjoyed his day with them at the KOA campground. It was a bit chilly but it sure was better then sitting and sweating the whole day.

Friday, July 28, 2017

A Night at the Roselawn


Tonight we enjoyed playing miniature golf at Roselawn in Shelby.
We met our friend James Miller and his girlfriend ETing Wang there. They are home visiting form Taiwan this month.  We are hoping to get together again before they head back.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Cleveland Clinic/Willoughby


Our appointment with Noah's audiologist on Monday went really well.
I was telling Katie that Noah won't wear his ear to the food pantry on Wednesdays. She then added a program that scans the area Noah is in and blocks out the background noise. On Wednesday I was getting Noah ready to volunteer at the pantry. After I was put his ear on I reminded him that Katie had added the program and to give it a chance before he decides to take his ear off. I'm pleased and amazed that he didn't try to take it off. In fact he wore it all morning. Noah even interacted with everyone and even had a few smiles.
Our appointment at the audiologist consist of hooking Noah's implant up to a computer and checking to see how his brain is processing the sound. They make changes with the information they receive to make the implant work better for Noah.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

OSU Basketball Day


Finally a fun day after all the appointments this month.
Noah really enjoys watching the boys shoot around.

Micah Potter took the time to say Hi to Noah and he remembered him from last year. He said all the boys are adjusting to the change in coaching and they are getting ready for a great season that starts in 70 days.



I'm sure you noticed that Bindi wasn't in any of the pictures Scott posted yesterday. We decided to give Bindi the day off. It was actually nice getting a break from her. She does a wonderful job keeping Noah less anxious and she sure does look cute on his lap but she struggles sometimes. She can be skittish and also gives Noah a lap dance when we are going from one thing to the next. This is why I was asking about  a trainer a few weeks ago. I have never really trained a dog before and had actually thought Bindi would come to us fully trained. I've been working with her on my own. She is doing much better then when we first got her but still has some work to do. 
       
   Bindi sure was glad to see Noah when we got home last night, she didn't want  to leave his side.                                                                Noah was happy to see her too.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

You Can Do This!!!



























Life can be so overwhelming sometimes with everything we feel we need to get done in a day. When I get overwhelmed I tend to shut down and do nothing at all. It really got bad for me about a week ago. There is so much I need to get done in a day that I was spending more time thinking about how to fit it all in that I ended up not having time to actually get anything done. I know it sounds pretty lame but I struggle with this all the time. One day a few weeks ago I was looking at a monthly calendar that has hung on our refrigerator for years. It used to have Morgan and Emily activities on it when they were little.  That day I saw it in a new light. It would no longer be used a monthly calendar but  a weekly calendar. Last week it worked out great. I got a lot of things done and didn't feel overwhelmed. Not everything got done but I need to need live life too  and learn to take it one day at a time.
Speaking of getting things done..... ABR  therapy has been going really well lately.
I can really see how far Noah has come. You could have never sat like this in the car before we started ABR.
I found this seat on line and just had to try it. It can fold up and go in a bag, it's so portable. It will come in handy when Noah won't be able to ride in his chair.
Doesn't he look so good sitting there?
I think he really like going to Mansfield on Friday,  he felt like just a regular kid riding in a car.