Pumpkin Picking & Occupational Therapy Update

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P U M P K I N . P I C K I N G

Hello friends!

This past weekend we were able to take the boys to Fun Time Farm & Corn Maze up in Beulaville, North Carolina! It was about a 30 minute drive, a little ways past Mike’s Farm. We decided on taking them to the one out in Beulaville because it was more kid friendly. It was smaller but it had a little park, a couple sand boxes, small barn with animals the kids could look at, a maze that was about a mile long, rides for the kids, and they took you out to the fields to pick your pumpkin. The boys really enjoyed their time there.

Last year when we took the boys to a pumpkin patch in Pace, Florida, Jaxson couldn’t do anything. He was a potato back then–that was prior to starting Physical Therapy. It was very nice to see both the boys playing in the sand box together and running around. Jaxson really enjoyed the Step 2 Fisher Price push toy, he couldn’t get enough of it.

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O C C U P A T I O N A L . T H E R A P Y

Jaxson had his Occupational Therapy consultation today and he did really well. Zero anxiety, he’s definitely come a long way with that. He use to freak out and get anxious, even with me in the room with him. Now when he sees a Tupperware box or bag, he knows that the therapist has a bunch of goodies for him in there. It’s the cutest. 
The consult was about an hour and the therapist is a fellow USMC Spouse, we actually live on the same street! Hilarious. We went over Jaxson’s history and diagnosis over the last 20 months and how he’s doing. We were mostly concerned with his Sensory Processing Disorder. I’ve noticed that he’s starting to bang his head more and more when he’s upset, he’ll get on all fours and slam his head down. I’ve seen him hit his head on a chair because he didn’t get his way.. and he loves to slam his head on my left shoulder when he’s trying to fall asleep. We’re also concerned about how he LOVES to climb every single thing. 
The therapist recommended two, one hour sessions a week and if that is a little overwhelming for him we can drop it down to 30 or 45 minute sessions. Our main goal is to work on SPD and re-directing, some feeding because of texture he doesn’t get enough nutrients, and lastly we will work on his pincer grip.

O T H E R . S P E C I A L T Y . C A R E

We have an appointment with the Duke ENT Pediatric office on the 13th of next month. The Naval Hospital in Pensacola finally mailed out the boy’s records so we should hopefully get referrals in for Neurologist, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, and Genetics. We do have a Physical Therapy referral, waiting to get in with them and we are going through CDSA for in home Speech Therapy. 
So far so good! We’ve been here for almost a month and we are getting somewhere. Now to make an appointment to get our oldest enrolled into Kindergarten here. The school has been out since Hurricane Florence blew into town. They will resume on November 5th, I love my oldest but this momma needs a little break!
And as always, thank you for taking the time to read about our little Jaxson and how he’s doing!

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October 23, 2018
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  • Reply Linda Witte

    So glad you are settled in and getting the needed therapy/doctors for Jaxson. I can't believe the school has been out hat long for the hurricane, hope the damage wasn't too much for them…and yes, once he gets back to school life will become a little easier.

    October 23, 2018 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply Wendy Lynn

    Sounds like a really fun day. Great OT news!

    October 23, 2018 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply Henry's Mom

    Love the update! Welcome to NH you guys!!

    October 23, 2018 at 6:09 pm
  • Reply JaxsonsMomJennie

    Thank you!!! So excited to be here ­čÖé

    October 23, 2018 at 6:51 pm
  • Reply JaxsonsMomJennie

    Thank you! We did have a lot of fun, want to go back!

    October 23, 2018 at 6:51 pm
  • Reply JaxsonsMomJennie

    Thank you! I know, I've been going crazy with the two of them 24/7 LOL. A little break during the day will definitely be great and give me time to focus on Jaxson and school work without JJ getting jealous. <3

    October 23, 2018 at 6:52 pm
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