Tuesday, March 4, 2014

So Proud of My Bean!!

It's been a crazy few weeks.  I've been gearing up for our Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo!  I absolutely love rodeo even though it can be really tiring at times, but so worth it!  If you are ever in Houston, Texas for a visit in March, you need to put the rodeo on your bucket list of things to do before you die.  There's not an experience like it. You really have to check it out!  I am what they call a Gate Keeper.  I am the one who welcomes you to the Rodeo and takes your ticket to get in.  It's a blast and I love meeting new people from all over the world.  http://www.rodeohouston.com/

In the mean time, I have been working to collect as much data for Dr. Michaud from other parents of children with SYNGAP.  I am still trying to get in touch with the genetic doctors at Texas Children's Genetics Clinic. I am trying to get them on board with Dr. Michaud and Dr. Parker from the UK to help define SYNGAP and have it identified as an actual diagnosis for the medical DMP.  I am also super excited to have at least 7 of the families in the US that have gotten the information packet from me to send to Dr. Michaud.   I am also excited to hear about the new discoveries that Dr. Michaud and his colleagues are going to be publishing soon.   I will keep everyone posted on the developments as they arise.

Beckett Spelled His Name Out At School
On the other side of things I have been so very proud of my Bean.  Beckett's teacher at school has been helping him to spell out his name in letters.  He also has been trying hard to write his name.  Since he has been on his seizure medication he has really progressed more than I expected.  He is more aware of his surroundings and making more of an effort to communicate his needs with us.  He is learning something new everyday.  He is imitating almost everything he sees.  I am so glad we found out about his seizures.  It has made a world of difference.  Of course we still have the melt downs when he doesn't get what he wants, but I guess that's normal for a child who is at the mental age of three.  We are working on trying to be patient and having to wait for things.  I didn't realize how hard teaching that concept is.  I assume that when he matures a little more he will eventually get it.