Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers program came out to evaluate Trey this past Wednesday. They evaluated him and determined that he will qualify for services through the state and county. He will get Physical Therapy once a month starting January 20 and Speech Therapy once a week starting in the beginning of January (not sure of the start date yet though). He is considered roughly to be about 1 month delayed physically and about 3 months delayed speech wise. Interestingly enough, his oral motor feeding is ok. They determined he can feed from a bottle just fine but his babbling and self care (holding the bottle and such) is behind. I'm not too concerned about it at all though. They say by this time he should be babbling consonants (ba, ba, ba or ma, ma, ma) rather than just open vowel sounds (ahhhhhh and owwwww). I'm pretty sure my other kids weren't doing closed consonants by 6 months either and so far the oldest's speech is just fine. The middle child is becoming more understandable but following in Bryce's footsteps for speech. I think I just have late talkers (not sounders though! They're all pretty loud!). I'm definitely not going to turn down the help though! Especially since it's at no cost to us and it could very well benefit him in the long run.
So, as of now the next thing to look forward to is our Gastro. appointment with Dr. Karla Au Yeung out of Hopkins on January 5th. Hopefully she'll give us some answers to why Trey won't eat any more than 4 ounces at a time. He'll actually do about 3 ounces and then he'll scream through the last ounce (that's typical but not all the time).
We had a great Christmas with the boys and they had a blast opening up their presents. Trey even got in on the fun! He was all into tearing the paper off of the gifts. We spent the entire day with family, which is always nice. We went to my husband's family for brunch and my family for dinner. The boys just love being able to see everyone in just one day! It was an incredibly blessed day and we were so glad that Trey was able to spend it with us!
|Trey with the Angry Bird stocking stuffers|