Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Finalized the IEP!

Just a quick update to let everyone know Jenelle is doing well. We met with her new school on Monday to finalize her IEP because her 30 day introductory period was over. We got to meet her new PT, OT and Vision Therapist, all of which said she was "adorable". I'm hoping this is not "too much information", but we were surprised to hear that they were starting a "potty training" regimen with Jenelle, and that she was actually successful peeing on the potty 3 times! If you are like me, you may be wondering how they are doing this. Apparently they start with scheduled times to put Jenelle on the potty all throughout the day, and accordingly she has "pee'd" successfully three times (for the month!) Not sure if it is a fluke, but it is a start. I've always imagined that Jenelle would forever be in diapers, and the thought of potty training her never enter my mind. It is a slow process, but maybe in a few years, Jenelle will understand the need to go, and will be able to tell us when we need to put her on the toilet! What a wonderful idea - I'm glad they know what they are doing with her!

We are doing well with seizures, but Jenelle continues to have "stuffy" days which confirms my suspicion that she has some allergies. If it continues to be an issue, I think we may need to start her on an antihistamine. We'll just wait and see because I hate to put her on more drugs if we don't have to!

That is all to report. Seizure wise things are great (knock on wood!) Now we're just trying to avoid the flu and other sicknesses that are common this time of year! Thank you for the continued prayers - I'll keep you posted!


TBG said...

That is awesome news about Janelle.

Glad she is doing so great. And that is so exciting about the potty! WOO Hoo way to go Janelle!

Sheri & SuZan said...

Yea Janelle! That is awsome news and it is certainly not a fluke, a potty schedule works most of the time.