Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Tidbits - Paperwork, Cupcake Sheets and an Upcoming Appointment

Lately I've been inundated with paperwork so that Faith can continue to receive SSI and Medicaid. Just recently I had to fill out forms to prove to the good  people at Social Security that Faith still has a disability and is still eligible to receive funds.

It was a lot of paperwork considering I had to verify all of her doctor's appointments within the last 12 months and also to prove she had been seeing a physical therapist, occupational therapist and speech therapist. Faith went to the SSI office with me on Monday since she didn't have school. The little waiting room was packed but we thankfully didn't have to wait long. When we left Faith yelled out, "Bye guys!" She was pretty happy to get out of there.

Most people who know Faith knows she has a slight obsession with cupcakes. She always wants cupcakes for her birthday and for Christmas we make and give out Happy Birthday Jesus Cupcakes. She has had a pair of pink cupcake pajamas and now has green ones. She even has a stuffed cupcake that was made for her by one of her aides at school. Then her auntie Barbara came over one day and gave her a decoration to hang on her wall - a picture of a cupcake.

I have been thinking for a while how cute it would be for Faith's room to have a cupcake theme. So imagine my excitement when I actually found pink sheets with cupcakes on them! I found them at Kohl's and not only did I have a $10 off coupon but they were also 60 percent off. They are perfect for Faith's new bed that we got her this past summer.

This Friday Faith sees her specialist who keeps tabs on how all of her therapy is going and measures her range of motion in her arms and legs. We'll also be getting hip x-rays done so we'll be able to see how her left hip is doing. It is slightly displaced which causes her left leg to be slightly shorter than her right one. I'm praying there is no change but I am expecting a round of upcoming Botox injections. Her leg muscles seem tighter and I think her not sleeping well lately might be a result of that. I am a bit relieved she'll be seeing her specialist as I am concerned about her hips but as always with this appointment, I am feeling a little anxious as well.

Lots of things going on, I'll be updating about Faith's appointment later this week. Please pray with us that all goes well and that Faith continues to progress as well as she has been.

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