Thursday, 22 September 2011

It's been a while ...

Hi Everyone,
Well ~ it's been quite some time since our last update so thought I'd best do something about it.

We'll start with what's been happening as far as progress goes...

* Cambell is a lot more vocal than he use to be. 
* He is definately a lot more active
* HE HAS STARTED CRAWLING!!  Only very short distances at this stage but hey...
* He is enjoying climbing on and then off the lounge chairs

Do I think this is due to his time in the Chamber receiving HBOT?  Could it just be progress that was coming anyway?  I don't know and to be honest, I don't really care.  Afterall, if IS progress and progress is a great thing.

I have such positive thoughts and dreams for this little boy who we were told would most likely never walk.  He is also so determined!

More good news, we have received Cambell's special buggy and we love it!  No more little feet poking at the stroller wheels... it's great!

Ready, set, crawl...


Friday, 9 September 2011

Cause and Effect ...

It occured to me this morning while Cambell was in the bath that he has learnt something new!  He is now blowing bubbles like you would while doing swimming lessons :)  clever little cookie ~  he is pleased with himself too as after every bubble blowing session, he stops to give me one of his gorgeous little grins.

We had another 3 (or so) hour round trip into Townsville on Thursday so Cam could see another Physiotherapist who was up from Brisbane.  It's always great to get a second opinion from specialists, etc.  Her advice was repetition, repetition, repetition for Cam ~ lots of sitting to standing excercises and she also said it would be great for Cambell to have his little AFO's on as much as possible to support those wee little feet of his.  He also rotates his feet alot which is very unneccessary so the boots will stop him doing that so much.    

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Catching everyone up...

Hello friends and family

Well, we are back into our "dives" now as Cam's FINALLY over his cold.  We've had an additional 4 dives since recommencing and all have gone without any hiccups.  Now that the weather is warming up, it can get rather warm in there and at this point we are going to have to purchase the air-conditioning unit that can accompany the chamber ... that will be another $1300 plus Freight AND whatever Customs decides to surprise us with :/  All is good though due to the generosity of our lovely "followers" and people/organisations within our community.

Cam is doing really well at present ~ proving to be quite the chatterbox lately and has been coming out with a variety of new sounds.  He seems rather pleased with himself too.  He is still in "monkey mode" and thoroughly enjoying climbing on and off our lounge chairs.  He has also started to "cruise" along the back of the lounge chair which is very new for him and of course Mummy and Daddy are rather pleased with this advancement.

Cam, along with big brother Rylan are enjoying their "school" on Wednesday mornings ~ painting continues to be a big hit.  Cam had a sandpit "encounter" and discovered that sand is rather crunchy!

We want to wish Cambell's Daddy, Cris a VERY Happy Father's Day for today ~ we love you lots and lots and truly appreciate you xoxo

A big "Hello" and Happy Father's Day also to my Opa, Cam's Great-Opa ~ we love you lots and lots too Opa xo

A rare "peak" of Cambell inside the chamber ~ nice and relaxed

Happy Father's Day Daddy!

Happy Father's Day Opa ~ this is Cambell with Opa when he was just a real "newy" x