Now, for the report...It looks like Josh's body is responding well to the new doses of medications. At each visit they have tweaked his dosage and they feel like they've got him all dialed in now. He will have some blood work done tomorrow and that should confirm whether or not they'll keep him where he's at currently. We feel pretty good about that.
It's interesting to watch Joshua evolve as he has gotten older, and understands a lot more than he used to. He's such a good little kid and though he often has to have blood work done & do tests that he'd rather not, or lay in an uncomfortable position for a long time as they preform his echo, he always goes with the flow and never gives anyone any trouble. I'm so proud of how mature he is & his ability to handle himself. I know often he's not thrilled to be in this situation, but instead of throwing a fit & making it a difficult situation he'll quietly ask me, "Mom, can we just leave?" or, "How much longer do I have to do this, mom?" I truly feel blessed that he has the patience to behave and do as he's asked during these appointments, as well as during hospitalizations.
Josh and Dr. Shirai - We got to know him well in Dr. Rivera's absence. :)
Well, thanks to today's good report he gets to go 2 months before he has to be seen again! In the mean time, we'll do our best to keep him healthy and moving in the right direction.
Thanks for checking in on our Josh! :)