Monthly Archives: August 2010

“Et moooi?”

Elisa spent the morning with Clarisse at Encinal. From what I heard it was hard (probably harder for Elisa than Clarisse) because some of the kids have very special needs. But the teachers are very nice and Clarisse gets to … Continue reading

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School

Clarisse was supposed to start kindergarden tomorrow. We called the school last week to tell them about the post surgery complications and postponed enrollment until 2011. While doing that, we learned that Encinal has a very good special Ed class … Continue reading

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Week #13

We continued to see a tiny bit of progress this week: Clarisse tries now to pronounce simple sounds (“ahh”, “mahh”, “pahh” ). It is not very consistent yet but it is better than last week. Same thing for holding her … Continue reading

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Week #12

Some positive signs this week: Clarisse can chew and eat carrots (in the past, when chewing something hard, she would be having a lot of involuntary movements from her legs and her arms) Clarisse can hold her neck for 3-5 … Continue reading

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Muscle Tone

On the good news front, Clarisse seems to have a little more muscle tone. Not enough to hold her neck or arms yes but if we bend her knee, see seems to be able to hold it for 10-15s whereas … Continue reading

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Cracking the code of life

I have started to receive all the material I bought from Amazon to try to get up to speed on genetics/brain. The first movie I watched was called “Cracking the code of life”. Some of the take-aways: Having decoded the … Continue reading

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Week #11

We are continuing to patiently wait for Clarisse to get better. The good. Clarisse has been on Valproic Acid for 10 days now and she does not seem to be suffering from side effects. The frequency and intensity of the … Continue reading

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