We are leaving for Vegas today to see some family and to have some fun on the strip. Andrew is staying behind and will be getting lots of love and spoiling from his grandparents here at our house. Hopefully the dogs can survive. I am so thankful for this time to get away and have fun with Felt. We haven't traveled without our Drew-Drew in years. When he was 5 months old we went on a ski trip to Colorado for a couple of days in spring break. When we returned home after picking him up from grandparents he wouldn't wake up the next morning. After watching him listless and continuously vomiting, and waiting 5 plus hours in the ER the doctors found he had intususception, where his small bowel collapsed on itself. Thank goodness for the doctor who knew about this as they had already prepped him for a spinal tap, thinking it was meningitis. He had a hospital stay for several days healing from a procedure to correct and it was a very scary time for us. I know that God has taken care of our son and will continue to do so, but it is hard leaving him again. We hope to plan a trip in the next couple of months where he can go and enjoy a vacation too. Maybe the IRSF annual conference in Virginia? Maybe!
We are a family of five living in San Antonio, TX. Our son Andrew was diagnosed at 20 months with Autism. We knew that something was still not right about his diagnosis. After many doctors appointments with specialists and geneticists he received a diagnosis of Rett Sydnrome in November 2008. He continues to struggle daily with communication, swallowing, using his hands and with breathing. We really feel blessed with every day we are given and we are learning to love and live with life's many challenges.