Monday, April 6, 2015

Little Buddy loves Easter



                                     


Little Buddy had a grand time finding Easter surprises yesterday.  He opened his packages up like a pro, look at how great he is using his right hand!  He got lots of books, a stuffed little lamb, finger puppets and two cars.  He started looking at his books right away, nothing like a few books about an ambulance, monster truck, tractor and a police car to make a little boy happy.

He played with his new toys, went on a long walk with his walker, took a great nap and spent time with the family and the extended family that adores him.  Not a bad Easter.

Today was back to school and a visit to his Physiatrist, He is the physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor that makes sure he is getting everything he needs from a muscle/bone/therapy standpoint.  He checks his muscles, and his skill levels and makes sure we are moving in the right direction.  Little Buddy greeted this doctor while walking with his walker, turning around and walking backwards with it, too.  Then he took some steps with his canes, even turning around so he could leave the room.  The doctor thought it was very funny that Little Buddy runs, jumps with two feet and crouches down to walk like a duck  with his walker.  He is 3 after all and 3 year old's like to walk like ducks, run and jump.  Little Buddy got a very good report.  We still have muscle tightness issues, but those are going to be present as he has cerebral palsy, we just have to work with them the best we can.  I think Little Buddy quite impressed the doctor as we don't have to return for another 9 months, that is twice in a row for us!!!!!  Usually he makes appointments every six months at the latest.  Maybe in 9 months Little Buddy will walk into that office with only his canes and will be using that right hand of his even more than he is now.  He has also grown 2 1/4 inches in a year.  I am so proud of him

Hope you all had a nice Holiday weekend.

40 comments:

Debby said...

It is amazing watching a child feel secure and loved and it actually shows in growth in all areas. I know he was loved by his foster parents as well. It's so wonderful that you kind of blended into his family. I love seeing him studying those toys. He is such a cutie.

Marilyn K said...

What a special little guy you have! And the Easter bunny must think so too!

Betsy said...

Those sound like the exact things a little boy would like to find in his Easter basket. Miss Piper got books and stickers and bubbles, etc. too. No candy. She's busy enough without all that sugar. :-) She sure liked the deviled eggs Mama made today with some of her Easter eggs!
Gosh it sounds like he's making great progress and I just know most of that has to do with YOU Meredith. You are such a great Mama an I know that you work with him all the time. He's such a cute little guy. I'm glad you had such a wonderful day yesterday.
Blessings my friend
Betsy

handmade by amalia said...

Hope you had a wonderful time, Little Buddy! There is nothing like a holiday.
Amalia
xo

My Garden Diaries said...

Nothing better than this!!! I am so happy to hear that he is doing so well!!!! And boy has he grown!!! Looks like he is in heaven up there!! Have a great week pal! Nicole xo

Teresa Kasner said...

I'm so happy to hear how well LB is doing! You are a wonderful mother and he is thriving with you. Good job, my friend! I love how happy he is with his Easter goodies. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Teresa said...

Way to go Little Buddy!!!! You are progressing so well! I bet he blows the Drs mind the next time he sees him.

Dee said...

Way to go, Little Buddy!!! :-)

He is obviously a very hard worker!

Gracie Saylor said...

Hooray for Little Buddy's good progress! I'm glad he had a great day yesterday. Our family had a good day as well, attending various churches, having a special meal together and some of us played a game of pegs and jokers...have you heard of it, Meredith? It is kind of like Parcheesi. Some of us watched the AD tv program together, and I finished knitting another baby hat, too. Wishing you and yours a Happy Week! xx

Becky L. said...

So happy little Buddy enjoyed his Easter gifts and his books especially!!! Good to hear a good report of him physically. Doing a good job with him, Mere!! Hugs and have a great week!

Pammy Sue said...

You should all be happy and proud of him and yourselves! That is just great. Glad to hear y'all enjoyed Easter. Hope you have a nice, easy week in front of you too.

Taciana Simmons said...

Good jobLB !you both are doing just wonderful!

gaia said...

Congratulations on Little Buddy's progress. Such good news! And Happy Easter....

Angela Bellamy said...

I love reading about how Little Buddy is doing, and I am so happy that he keeps improving. You always make me smile and I thank you for that.

Kris said...

He is such a love bug!!!! Hooray for his great report!
XO Kris

mamasmercantile said...

How wonderful, always good to get good news when visiting the doctors he is doing so well bless him. Credit to you too Meredith, an amazing little boy.

Amy at love made my home said...

Yay!! Way to go Buddy!!! And everyone else supporting him too of course! Glad you had a good Easter and that the checkup went so well too. xx

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Dear Meredith and LB, That is such wonderful news. We are all so proud of Little Buddy. Super job LB! Keep up the good work, you are a star⭐️ already.
Love what the easter bunny left you, a little boy's dream toys!
Have a wonderful week, xoRobin

Home Meadows said...

That is terrific Meredith! Congratulations to LB and your family for the good report. Sounds like he enjoyed all his Easter goodies. Take care, Heather

Melissa said...

You go little buddy!!! Show those doctors who's boss. :) Happy Easter!

ellen said...

He just glows and is positively blooming!
Thanks so much for the pictures and update. What a wonder he is.
xoxo, E.

kathy b said...

oh i am so happy to see LIL buddy's Easter joy!
His report is wonderful. no doubt due to his family's diligence and encouragement! Lucky lucky boy

Jennifer said...

Aww, Little Buddy had such a nice Easter. I'm glad he had fun. It sounds like he's doing beautifully, good for him. Hope you have a good week, Meredith.

linda said...

I'm so glad that little Buddy enjoyed Easter and he is progressing so well, it's thanks to his lovely mummy and all the love that surrounds him. :) xx

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Fun Easter stuff! Little Buddy is such a sweetheart and doing so well. Lots of love and a family who supports and encourages him makes all the difference!
hugs,
Linda

Lynne said...

Wonderful news for Little Buddy! I'm sure he will continue to make progress, he seems very determined!!
Enjoy the rest of your week :)

CJ said...

He's doing so very well Meredith, he's a credit to you all and to himself. Between you all, he obviously has the very best environment, lots of love, lots of stimulation, lots of fun. I can feel his happiness from here. Great job everyone, and especially you. CJ xx

Willow said...

Happy Easter to Little Buddy and to you too!
Hurray for the wonderful dr report!!!

Grammy Braxton said...

What a great report on Little Buddy. All the good things are a shining example of how you and your family encourage him and love him and how determined he is to do the things he wants to do. I love to see his smiling face. Give him a great big hug and a "Great Job" from me.
Hugs,
Sharon

Caffeine Girl said...

Little Buddy's progress is amazing. A loving family can work miracles -- which are doing every day!

Joanne Wilson said...

Aww he sounds like he is doing so well, lovely photo of him xx

Valentina Olden Patterns said...

No wonder you're proud - he's amazing! I'm sure the love he gets from you everyday really helps him, and such great results are just what you all deserve! : )

Kristen said...

That's wonderful! And if there's anything cuter than a little boy in zip-up jammies, I don't know what it is. :)

Linda Gilbert said...

Such happy news. I am so happy for you all xx

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

So glad for Little Buddy's excellent check up! Looks like he had every kind of reason to love Easter!! ;) blessings ~ tanna

elns said...

Yay for LB! I'm glad he's getting a good health report. He's so lucky to have a good Mama to help him be his best and healthiest.

I'm glad you all had a good Easter. I almost bought myself a stuffie lamb. hehe.

gigi knits said...

What a Spcial little boy.

kristieinbc said...

Such a sweetie pie! I'm glad he had such a nice Easter!

Jo said...

Wow! Don't forget he got a good report that is for you brilliant parents too! Jo x

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I have no doubt that Little B is thriving under your family's care and that in 9 months he will be doing everything you dream for him. He's one awesome little boy! Physiatrist ... that's a word I haven't heard before. Interesting. Have a fabulous Friday. Tammy