Friday, October 22, 2010

Benjamin is 22 months!! And quick Caleb update.

As of yesterday, Benjamin is 22 months old....only 2 months away from being TWO YEARS OLD!  Good grief, it goes by fast.  At the store today Benjamin's eye caught this small school bus.  He immediately pointed at it and said "bus, bus, bus".  Seeing as how it was only $3, I got it for him.  One of his favorite things about taking Caleb to school and picking Caleb up is seeing the school buses.  He loves them and he loves this toy!  He played with this bus all day long.
He was so proud of his little school bus.


I don't know what this face was all about but I loved it and had to share!  
I just love this age, his vocabulary grows every single day.  I am amazed at some of the things that he says and what he understands. When he picks up a toy that isn't working he will point at it and say "batteries".  Cracks me up!  When he picks up something big he will say "heavy".  I just love it.  He is still very much a mamas boy and can't get enough of me.  He is really good during the day while Caleb is at school because he has me all to himself but as soon as Caleb gets home....well that's another story!  Let's just say that Benjamin doesn't like to share him momma!

Here's a quick Caleb update as well.
(he's doing his Elvis face)
Caleb has been complaining of headaches off and on for the past week or so.  For those of us that have children with shunts, a headache can be very concerning.  Of course, we never know if it's just a headache or if it's something more serious.  Anyway, he was complaining about it enough that I called the neurosurgeon.  He's not showing any other signs of shunt failure so they aren't terribly concerned, but they did go ahead and schedule him for a MRI and shunt series next Wednesday.  We are doing a rapid MRI so he won't have to be sedated for this one.  He hasn't had any scans in over 2 years so it's probably a good idea to have them done anyway.  Hopefully, the shunt is working just fine...I'll keep you posted.

Caleb got this very mysterious rash a couple of weeks ago.  It was all over his arms and it looked awful.  We took him to the pediatrician twice and she tried to treat it but it wasn't working.  So we took him to a dermatologist and she said it was a severe case of Keratosis Pilaris.  Caleb has had KP for some time, no big deal, but for some reason he got a really nasty case of it.  The dermatologist said it was the worst KP she has ever seen.  He takes Ditropan for his bladder and this medicine is very drying to the skin, it keeps the skin from being able to sweat...which can lead to KP.  We think that it might have gotten so bad because he isn't drinking as much water since he started school and his skin just got really dry and the KP went out of control.  She put him on a skin regimen and it has worked wonders!  His arms look beautiful!!
I share this just in case any of your fellow SB parents run into this same issue.

2 comments:

Jill said...

I don't know if it's just because you pointed out that he's so close to 2 years old, but Benjamin looks so big all of a sudden!! What a big boy!

Rachel has KP as well! I didn't know that about it, how interesting.

Carrie said...

Cassie,
You'll have to share your skin regiment with me; Tobys KP is still really bad!
Carrie :)

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