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July 30, 2010, Kelly’s Birthday

July 30th, 2010 Posted in Daily News Post

Today is Kelly’s 35th birthday. I don’t know how she keeps getting older. She’ll be older than I am pretty soon. Dana and I will be singing happy birthday to her soon.

Chloe had a terrible night last night. She is pushing so hard to swallow that she is aspirating more than we’d like to see. All in all she got about 2 ½ hours of sleep. I think it’s going to take Steve, (speech) to suggest she not stuff so much into her mouth when she is taste testing and during swallowing trials. It’s probably a little counter productive.

The other night Chloe was ready to show off her latest accomplishment. She walked around the kitchen unassisted. It was just a matter of time. Then, at the hospital, she and Dana walked the entire way with just holding hands. The right foot is still wonky but it’s much better and she has better balance and concentration.

Just before leaving to the speech appointment I got an exciting call on my cell phone. Make-a-Wish called to say that President Obama had an opening to see Chloe. And, true to Chloe’s colors, she asked to be placed back on the list for when she can swallow. How many 11 year olds have been able to say no to a President? That’s our girl.

Dana and Colin are going out for lunch today. It’s part of his birthday gift and I’m sure they will have a great time. Chloe and I will sit here and watch the food network if I know her at all. I picked up a tilt-maze game for her last week so maybe I can sneak that in for a little while. It’s great for OT therapy.

Off to start our day. Hope yours is super.

Be well,

  1. One Response to “July 30, 2010, Kelly’s Birthday”

  2. By Barb on Jul 30, 2010

    I am just now catching up with all that has gone on this month. I am thrilled for Chloe at all of her progress and feel excited that my grand-niece will be as strong and healthy too! GO EVERYONE!!! Thanks again Ron for all of your blogs. You amaze me!
    Much love and hugs for all! Barb

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