Just thought I would start off with that Daniel, now 8 months old, is thriving!!!! He is even starting to get a little chunk on him!!! I love that he is doing so well. Since posting last about everything that we went through, he has only had one shaking episode...which is fabulous! We are hoping that we never have to see it again though. He is now catching up to his normal size too!!! He is in 6-9 month clothing!!! Yay!!!! Oh, I just LOVE to have good news!!!
And some more good news!!! Lucas is almost three and his speech is FINALLY starting to move!!! He now has about 25 words and we continue to add new words at least once a month!!!!! MUCH better than his no words 8 months ago!!!!!
Now for the bad...JayJ's Law was not a success in NY state. I am actually FLOORED by this! I can't believe that ANYONE would ever vote no for this!!!! But, JayJ's guardian is NOT giving up! She stated that she will try again. For anyone that missed about JJ...this poor little boy was beaten by his father at just a few months of age. He suffered a few broken bones and a HORRIBLE epileposy from it because he got Shaken Baby Syndrome from it. This poor boy will life with this for the rest of his life...while his father only got 1-4 years....and this is his second offence of child abuse! JayJ's Law was hoping to change that and increase the minimum for repeat offenders of child abuse.
Also, as some of you already know, my Aunt has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She has had three surgeries now and chemo has been put off until she gets over the infection that she has from the breast augmentation. If you have not realized yet, I will be having an auction on the facebook page to benefit her due to major medical bills and both my aunt and uncle not working right now. Also, please remember to pray for her speedy recovery.
And the ugly? Well, poor Derek is back in the hospital. If anyone was wondering, this boy was a perfectly healthy boy until about 7 months ago when he was first sent to the hospital. He was there for about 2 weeks. He has been diagnosed with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis and an unknown blood disorder...we are hoping and praying that they figure out what is going on with him and how it can be prevented from him having to half live in the hospital. He has been there for a few days now...so please pray that some answers come from this. If you would like to donate to Derek or his family, please feel free to do so. You can send it via pay pal to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and please put in the notes that it is for Derek. They sure can use every penny they can get seeing that his mom is unable to work while her son is in and out of the hospital, doctors, and all that great stuff. Thanks!