Monday, July 28, 2008

Snips and puppy dog tails

It has been a very hectic few weeks. Maddox had a fairly serious run-in with Baxter... and BB won. Maddox was taunting him with a tshirt and Baxter snipped and caught his nose. We freaked! It looked so awful! We have been trying to keep them seperate since then and that has helped. We just think that BB can't handle the craziness of a two year old since he is getting older and his heart isn't doing well. The nose is healing well though. There is a bit of a scar, but I am confident that it will fade away shortly.
Maddox had his tongue snipped last week for his tongue-tie. It really wasn't that big of a deal once it was all over, but it was hard to go through. They put him under concious sedation and we had to watch him during that. It was very disturbing to watch him be drugged like that. I never want to see him in that condition again. He was a total trooper though. He healed quickly and was asking for salty crackers the next day! We have seen him extend his tongue a bit further than before, so we are hopeful that it will provide some amount of improvement for his speech and future.
This past weekend we went out on Mom's boat and Maddox swam in the lake! He did so well. The water was a bit cold for him... he is used to 90 degree water at swim class. Then on Sunday we went to a friend's house that has a heated pool. Maddox was loving it and spent the entire time swimming around by himself in his life jacket (I was within arms reach of course). He also climbed up on the diving board all by himself and JUMPED!!! Yes, at 2 years old, our little guy is jumping off of diving boards!! It was amazing! Who knows, maybe Aaron and I have a future of sitting in pool areas watching a diver or competitive swimmer one day!!

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