Thursday, October 21, 2010
















Sorry for the sideways picture!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More fun!

We visited a really neat VERY old school today. It was called Eleutherian (sp?) College, a school that educated ALL students in the pre-Civil war era. It was a beautiful building that somehow quietly educated slaves and whites, because they believed everyone deserved to be educated. It was a K-12 school, but called a college because it was apparently on "College Hill". It was started in the 1850s, and still stands today. A wonderful older gentleman gave us a great tour and told us a lot about the work of the Underground Railroad in Southern Indiana. It was a totally dorky thing to do, but it was great!

We roamed the trails at the Clifty Fall(less) State Park. There was hardly a drop of water, let alone "Falls" Bummer. It was neat anyway. Travis had Micah, and I had Micah's backpack. He needs to learn to walk and take his own stuff. He's heavy, and his med supplies are heavy! We also ate on the Ohio River... Literally! What fun!

I've gotten quite the lesson on patience this vacation. Micah takes about an hour to eat, and an hour to wait so he doesn't puke on daddy's head when he goes in the backpack. :) So, we go out for two hours, come back for two hours. It's not really working, because he's not getting as much as he should but we're trying! Picture uploads are down (I saw the 5pm, but not the Pacific Time, so that's probably, what 8pm here? who knows). I have some cute pics to show!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Now THIS is vacation




If this isn't chillin' with dad, I don't know what is. :)

In other news, the trip to Cincinnati wasn't the most productive ever. Orthopedics told us that his shoulder problems aren't skeletal in nature. I'm kinda shocked, really. But, it helps us narrow down that it's probably something related to his first big surgery, damage to part of the 11th craniofacial nerve. He seems to have damage to part of it, but not both of the parts (unless I'm not sure what I'm looking for). Well, if it's nerve damage... It is what it is. He seems to be functioning well enough.




His upper GI on his stomach showed exactly what I thought it would. NOTHING. Everything looks normal, and the wrap on his stomach is supposedly working fine. It didn't seem fine when he was vomiting today. Ugh. Again, I think we're at a point where it is what it is. He's still growing and that's the most important thing.




Clinic went as expected. The mass has grown, not tons, but it's growing. The doc wants the surgery in late winter/early spring. He's planning on starting up by the temple and trying to get behind his ear as well. Still looking at booking the OR for 4-5 hours, although that won't get it all for sure.




But now, we're on vacation. And we're chillin.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cutest kid in the universe..

A slideshow of Micah's one year pictures can be seen at: www.eberkeypilephotography.com/Hartman.aspx
(hopefully this works!) Thank you to Erin for doing his pictures, you did a great job!
If you'd like a print, let me know in the next two weeks send me an email or text with what number you want (from the website) and what size you want.
Thanks!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Micah's video

There is a better video of Micah drinking on Brittany or my facebook page.

Brenda

Saturday, October 9, 2010

video

Kim, Lisa, Allison and Erin, this ones for you!!

Well, here ya go!! This is part of a video of Micahs, best "drinking session! Ok, so it was only a 1/4 of a ounce, including spillage. But thats far and away the best he's done.

Hooray! There are time that we thought he'd NEVER do these things!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What a fun day!

Micah is getting his 1 year pictures done today (so what if it's 5 weeks late, I'm not going to tell him, and neither will you! :) ) Thanks to Erin for doing the pictures for Micah! http://eberkeypilephotography.com
In other news, we're getting ready for our next Cincy trip (in less than two weeks), which is just 1 power packed day of appointments. Literally, 8:30-10:30am,(travel from outpatient campus to main hospital, eat lunch) 1:00-1:30, and 2:00-3:00 (at least!) Then, we're off on our mini-cation! It looks like the leaves will be just great for us in Southern Indiana.
Micah's been signing up a storm here lately... His repitoire includes "hi, bye, more, eat, mom, dad, grandma (new!) and hat (sometimes! New!)" Not to bad for 13 months! At the moment, he's got mom, dad and hat a little mixed up. He keeps trying to call me "dad" and doesn't appreciate when I try to correct him. Uh oh! His speech therapist thinks he can handle learning two signs a week! Whoa! He's also been very chatty, especially at church in the evening.
Can't wait to show you his pictures from this afternoon, what a lovely day at a lovely place (camp!)
We enjoyed a nice week of services by Bro. Brubaker, who did an especially nice job with the youth service.