Friday, September 25, 2015

Family update

Hello everyone,
   There have been many changes in the Cox household that I wanted everyone to stay in the loop with. Our first one, is one that most know,but we decided in June to move more south. We put our town home up for sale and with in a few days on the market we got an offer. We found a house in Clearfield and left our town home August 20th. It was very sad to leave an area, ward. That we had been in close to 8 years, plus leaving close friends and neighbors. 
  We moved into our home a cute 4 bed, 1 bath,2100 sq foot ,rambler. Has a great yard and lots of updating to do,but nothing that we had to do to move in. More cosmetic things that we will slowly do. It has a wonderful large finished family room/ play room downstairs that sold the house for us. 
  We are enjoying the whole hour more a day we get with Nathan and hope when his work schedule changes it will be even more time with him.

   Jeremy is 2 1/2yrs old now. He still manages to keep us on our toys with his bold and crazy two years old personality. Yet he is so goofy and sweet he melts our heart.

   Shane is 3 years old and will be 4 yrs in December. He is 45lbs and 44 inches tall he according to doctor has grown 3 inches in 2 1/2 months and 2 lbs. He just started his 2nd year of special Ed preschool at a local elementary school. His speech is progressing so much. He is starting to use 3-5 word sentences and getting better at expressing himself. He goes to preschool 4 days a week. M-Thursday for about 2 1/2 hours.  >

 Jeremy and Shane share a room now in our new home and are best friends. Every where we go people think they are twins. I feel like they are any ways!:) we will hopefully tackle the potty training for both soon.:)

  As far as Nathan and I go Nathan is still working for Fidelity investments in the annuity department. He just passed his Life insurance exam also as part of his new department requirements.
 I continue to create and maintain the Cox household. Taking care of my home and kids all day is not easy, but I wouldn't trade it for anything!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Gasping while sleeping continues

  As many previous posts have stated Shane has had many episodes of gasping  while he sleeps. We have been on reflux meds, we have seen a GI doctor and our continued ENT doctor. Shane has gotten his tonsils and adenoids out and during this procedure his left paralyzed vocal cord was injected to help keep it more closed.

   After Shane's tonsil removal his gasping episodes had stopped,his nasally voice and breathing  had stopped. Shane was able to drink fluids and eat without coughing every time. We were very hopeful that these things were gone that we would be able to check lots off doctors off our list. 

  Then one evening our hopes were dismissed when we heard once again the dreaded gasping noise coming from Shane's room while asleep. We went in there and he was sitting straight up in his bed awake like many of the times before. 
We knew his vocal cord injection lasted only a certain amount of time so we were thinking this was the cause of the sudden gasping episodes again.

  We scheduled an appointment right away with his ENT down at Primary children's hospital. We discussed our concerns with the doctor and he explained that adenoids could grow back so this could be the reason for the gasping, but that the vocal cord injection was not the reason why he would be gasping again. Shane went through the not so fun time of being scoped like so many times before.this never gets easier for mom or Shane. We hold Shane down and he screams the whole time they stick a tube down his nose to look down at his vocal chord and adenoids. The doctor said the adenoids had not grown back so that was a good thing. He also said that his paralyzed vocal cord looked good and had preety much healed where it was going to. his voice volume was well and his food/ fluid coughing episodes had subsided so he wouldn't need surgery on his vocal cord, which was wonderful news.  This however, didn't answer our questions about why he is gasping again? 

  Our doctor referred us to the sleep clinic again to get another sleep study and hopefully get some answers. We basically said goodbye to our ENT since he said not much of a reason to see Shane again unless sleep study doctors wanted him too. So we will call sleep clinic Monday and go from there.