Monday, December 31, 2007

KayTar's year in review

I know, I know. I'm supposed to be gone or packing or whatever. But Beck did a year in review blog and I couldn't resist. KayTar has had a big year.

She started the year with an episode. I'm hoping we don't see a repeat this year.
We found out she had a genetic mutation that was "indeterminate". Of course it was.
She took her walker for a spin out and about.
We had our first genetics appointment.
She had another episode.
KayTar got strep and a stay in the hospital.
She learned to say "No." in the hospital of course. What better place to say no?

She had an episode. SHOCKING!
Another episode, and we took her off preventative meds.
Oh, look at that! Another episode!
She turned 2! Happy Birthday!
She started taking steps.
She had a blast at her party!

Episode! Maybe have dampened our plans to talk our friends into procreating.
Her eyes got a mind of their own!
She had an EEG, it came back normal.
She learned to work her little pop-up toy. Laughter ensued.
She had another MRI.
I posted some Now and Then video. The change was shocking.
We found out her feet can do a 180.
She had an ABR, and we found out she has unilateral hearing loss.
I wrote a big ole post about all her little oddities. It is still on my sidebar.

You guessed it! EPISODE!
We saw the ophtho, ped, and gastro doc all in the same day!
She was sick, but it wasn't strep. For once!
I talked about my fecal midwifery skills. Yuck.

KayTar jumped (or slid) into my parent's pool.
She was cleared for her hearing aid by the ENT.
She got in touch with her sensitive side.
She busted her nose open. Happy Mother's Day!
We looked at the history of her sitting and the discovery of her blessed W.
She signed "I love you." Melting ensued.
She had a weird episode.
Someone told me that she needed to get rid of her bottle. I cried.
She started reading. Or we finally figured out she was reading.
We found out seizures weren't out of the question.
She started to play at eating.

She had a CT scan and it spawned a blog on her verbal development.
Her insurance informed us they were shutting down.
She got her new ear!
She did more reading and swimming, too.
Episode. Yup yup.
We worried about the eye movements, drop attacks, and her inability to feel cold.

She had fun at genetics.
She had a triple header, genetics, GI, and neurology.
We worried some more.

She had lots of eye movements and drop attacks.
She had croup.
She had a hospital stay for a long term EEG and LP.
I started worrying about the district transfer.
We saw the ped. She got shots. She held onto that croup for ages.

She got sick. It was strep.
She made some strides in various areas. Yay!
She was sick for so long, it became routine.
She started wheezing and having trouble breathing. Hello inhaler.
She had her big ECI evaluation.
I dissected her verbal development.
She ate like a kid for a weekend.
Then she had an episode.

She started to have painful light sensitivity for no apparent reason.
She somersaulted!
We had her first district meeting.
We waited a long time for her EEG results. It made me crazy.
We thought we had an answer. This post makes me queasy now.
We rushed to the geneticist to follow up.
She had another LP. Insert frowning face here.
She related her first experience. It was about doctors. SHOCKING.

Worked on some more district transfer stuff.
Three more doctor's appointments and KayTar started showing major signs of anxiety. We took a therapy break and a doctor break.
We found out the test was wrong. No answer.
She moved into a big girl bed!
She started eating better.
She started reading like crazy.
She used a "because" statement!

Strep and her therapy schedule took some hits.
She had a walkerversary.
More speechy talk.
She enjoyed her first Christmas.

Whew. That made me tired just typing out. It was quite the year for her. I hope this one is a lot more low key.

Okay, now I'm REALLY done blogging for a bit. ;)


flutter said...

That is a HUGE year!

Anonymous said...

I loved this post at Beck's and particulary here where I can see what went on with Kaytar in those months that I still had not discovered your blog. Very big year for sure, it's time for you all to have a mellow 2008.

Have fun!

painted maypole said...

wow, kyla, you have amazing stamina. here's wishing you and the whole clan a better year, with less episodes and more enjoyment.

ewe are here said...

What a year! I love these recaps... although I suspect I don't have the time to put one together.

Happy New Year!

Mad said...

She has come so far in such a short time.

Unknown said...

Happy New Year - what a year - for her and all of you! What progress, bt what stress. I'm hoping you have a very mellow January!

Kristin said...

2007 was certainly the year for KayTar so far. Wow. I joined you in March, I think. I can't believe it's been so long, actually.

Hope 2008 is great.

Happy and safe and episode free travels!

Beck said...

That was a big, big year for her - and a hard one for both of you. I really hope that this upcoming year has MUCH LESS drama and much more happiness for your beautiful girl.

motherbumper said...

So many milestones in such a short period of time, way to go KayTar!

And way to go momma because I'd never be able to do all that you do - seriously.

Happy New Year Tars!
The Bumps

moplans said...

oh my what a year. Poor Mumma.
I think she looks a bit like you in that last shot.

Junie's Blog said...

So many things in one year! It's amazing that her reading only showed itself in June(ish) and look where she is now! WOW!

InTheFastLane said...

Here is to much more in the new year!

Run ANC said...

Kay's come a long way, baby! Here's wishing a great new year.

~aj~ said...

Wow, what a year!

Your memory or organizational skills (or both!) are just amazing!

Janet said...

What a year its been! She has done fantastic. I can't wait to see what 2008 brings for her, so don't stop blogging entirely, okay? ;)