Tuesday, July 13, 2010

She made it!



Have you ever had news that made you happy and sad at the same time? Today Davy got evaluated by Regional center. In the NICU they seemed to think she was on the fence for qualifying. To me that's the worst place to be. Either be a rock star baby or be delayed enough so you can get the help you need, none of this in between stuff. Well today she was not in between. She was "globally" delayed in all areas, except that she was very engaging(obviously). Part of me was relieved, she's gonna get the help she needs. The other part was a little sad....she's delayed. I know in the scheme of Davy's life, this is NOT that big a deal. But I 'm allowed to be a little sad, right? OK there....I'm done being sad. Now I'm just focused on having my little bird build up her muscles. Shoot, maybe even drink a bottle or two. GO TEAM DAVY!

13 comments:

Sarah Hull said...

I LOVE regional center! Lots of awesome (and free) resources. Pray you get an awesome case worker... if not fire her and get a better one.

jenn king said...

congrats ruth!!!!!!

Beth said...

It's funny how I am your sister who is living this journey with you but I am always happy to see you added another post to your blog. Your pictures are amazing and your words are inspiring.

I love all of your pictures of our Davy girl...but this one is my favorite. GO TEAM DAVY! : )

Larsen Party 24/7 said...

this picture is adorable! i love how she's stretching her little arms up and her outfit is amazing. that is hard to get that confirmation from the doctors, but closure is good, it's the wondering and guessing that drives me crazy. hope you have a good week!

Our little family said...

I found your blog through CJane, and I just had to comment today. We have a special little girl who is severely delayed. She's 3 1/2, but developmentally about 1 year old. In the beginning, I really hoped and prayed that she would only be a couple months delayed, and would catch up by the time she was 1. Her first birthday came and went, and she couldn't even sit on her own. I was bitter and sad and angry, but I've learned to embrace our situation, and I'm no longer bitter and sad and angry. Sometimes I still have little twinges of sad, but I am definitely on Team Katie. So yes, it is okay to be a little sad, but know that her therapists will love her and you, and this is the best thing for her. I LOVED our therapists, and was so sad when she mvoed on to preschool and we no longer saw them. Enjoy the new stage of her life, let yourself be a little sad when the urge comes, then pick yourself up and continue the fight with your little angel.

Georgia said...

THAT IS THE MOST DARLING PICTURE OF DAVY....YET!!!

As I read Beth's comment I actually laughed out loud because I look for a new post from you first thing every morning. While I don't get to see you as often as before, your posts make me still feel connected.

I am definitely TEAM DAVY!

Building those muscles little bird...build 'em!!!!

gram said...

What a sweet baby! she's definitly going to be a winner, check out those georgeous eye and brows!! Thanks Trudy for helping me find Davy! you are beautiful!!!

michelle said...

Hi. I have been visiting your blog for a little while and not commenting. But I had to comment to this one. You absolutely get to be sad. My niece had meningitis as a baby. We almost lost her. Happily she recovered but did lose the hearing in one ear. Everyone told my sister how lucky it was only the one ear. But my sister kept thinking how was that lucky? Of course then she realized how blessed we are to still have her-but you can't help but be a little sad. Thank you for sharing your story and your lovely daughter.

Holladay Family said...

I've learned through my son's disabilities that you have to take it a day at a time. I used to worry about when he is older and if other kids woul laugh at him. I worried he couldn't do self care on his own. I worried about him strugglig with dating. I worried about him not being able to have his own biological children because the chance of his child being severely disabled is so high. But then, one day, not really sure when, I let go. I decided to be thrilled when he succeeded and cry with him when it was hard. I try to be his greatest cheerleader. I am always there to praise him for the simple things he can do. I know little Davy will surprise you. Her spirit is PERFECT. She understands love. She gets it. I promise you that when someone knows they are LOVED unconditionally they will thrive in their own way. I love the old saying, "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know wht you are going to get.". But you you ever really go wrong with chocolate? :)

michelle said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog. I left out the most important part! My neice Libby is amazing, if you met her today you would never guess what she went through. Unless her mom is trying to get her to do something she doesn't want to-then her ear doesn't work! Kids are amazing!

Stefanie said...

Ruthy! I love your blog. I just couldn't stop reading. I want to be on team Davy! She looks so sweet! I hope her and Audrey can be friends some day. I believe they are 13 days apart. Love you Ruthy!

shellybellylarson said...

She's not delayed... just differently abled ! Thats how I have always viewed my son . Yay for the extra help & therapy !

davy will be A~ok ! ..and so will you ! ;)

hugs!

Jocelyn said...

I feel for you and what you are going thru. I had the similar feeling when my son got diagnosed with a disability. And then I realized he was here to bless me, help me be a better mom. Love your little Davy. She is adorable and such a blessing. There will be people that come into your life that will bless you and you in turn will be able to bless others.