October 5, 2009

A Week Long Update

  • We got a call back from the Carmen B. Pingree Center for Autism. They may have a paid slot open for Bertrand in their Spring 2010 session, staring February! We'll hear more in November.
  • Bertrand will be following-up with his neurologist, Dr. Sakonju, this Thursday. We've crafted an action plan for Bertrand's treatment and we'd like her buy-in on it.
  • Bertrand's Keppra prescription just ran out! We're used to getting a bit extra from our other pharmacy because they know how tough it is to give any meds to B. I am frantically trying to get it refilled now.
  • We just said goodbye to Bertrand's Nana and Papa Might. They spent a few weekends looking at possible Utah homes and installing new hardwood floors off our kitchen! Now Bertrand can zoom around with me once he learns how to use his KidWalk!
  • Bertrand celebrated his Abuelita Gisela's and Titi Saby's new jobs yesterday. He gave them calls over Skype. He is very proud of both of them! :)
  • We are preparing for a visit later this week from Bertrand's Aunt Beli and Titi Saby (my sisters). I am so excited, I can't wait! Neither can Bertrand!
  • Bertrand started trying to turn book pages again! He is less touch defensive and is more open to receiving help with his hands.
  • Last night, I started reading to Bertrand and Matthew the english version of one of my childhood favorites: "The Little Prince." (I own it in english, spanish, french and russian.) We got through the first two pages. Boa constrictors, woo hoo!
  • Finally, Bertrand got his own graphic novel: Logicomix! Well, Bertrand Russell that is. He is the first of our Bertrand's name sakes. Here is a review:
"This is an extraordinary graphic novel, wildly ambitious in daring to put into words and drawings the life and thought of one of the great philosophers of the last century, Bertrand Russell. Interwoven with breathtaking excursions into logic and mathematics, in language we can all understand, is the trajectory of Russell's personal life -- his parents and grandparents, his wives, his inner conflicts. The book is a rare intellectual and artistic achievement which will, I am sure, lead its readers to explore realms of knowledge they thought were forbidden to them."

- HOWARD ZINN, historian and author of A People's History of the United States

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