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Case in Progress
For the greater part of the last year we have chronicled Cameron’s growth and development. We highlighted her heart repair and remarkable recovery. Beginning in January 1999 you will be introduced to some new children. We will follow 3 children for the next year, as well as present some case history’s of children who have graduated from our program.

Season’s Greetings from Cameron’s family
December 1998

What a difference a year makes! This time last year we were trying to recover from the shock of Cameron’s birth. Now, one year later we happily celebrate her first year of life with us! In April Cameron had her heart repaired at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Everything went so smoothly. We definitely had someone looking over her and the rest of our family. With all the attention Cameron received this past year Courtney came through like a trooper! From day one, Courtney has taken Cameron under her little wings, protects her and loves her. (Yes, there is the "occasional" tantrum, but we only mention the good stuff at Christmas, right?!?)

This has truly been a year of challenges for us. But most of all, blessings. We are so thankful for our families who have been so helpful and supportive this past year. The once , well defined "road of life" we were so sure of , took a major detour last November. Life has much more meaning to us now, and our kids are even more precious than we ever realized. As we celebrate this holiday season, we are expecting our third baby. An amnio confirmed everything is "normal", and that Tony will remain the only ‘boy’ in our house.

As God continues to bless our lives, we hope He is doing the same for you.

At one year of age Cameron was again assessed. She continues to make great developmental strides, although motorically the milestones are becoming more difficult. She attained 95% of the goals and objects the team targeted for her first birthday, which is fabulous when you consider she had open heart surgery just 6 months ago. Currently her skills range from 32-44 weeks in all areas. She can now sit indefinitely without falling, and can push herself up from leaning on her hands in sit. She can stand momentarily while holding onto furniture. She claps her hands, removes puzzle pieces, and can find a completely hidden object. She manipulates a variety of objects with ease, including her bottle, finger foods. Cameron is making repetitive consonant and vowel sounds, imitates sounds, and understands the word no.

Cameron has a happy personality and enjoys people. Her family, and extended family, take a great deal of time with her, which is evident in her progress. While still presenting with delays, she is making excellent progress, which we expect to continue.

The plan for the new year is to continue with the current services, physical therapy, child development, parent education, and to add speech therapy consultation. The speech therapist will provide guidance and specific language development activities for the whole team to incorporate into their treatment with Cameron. We are all looking forward to a wonderful year working with Cameron and her family.

Monica Clark, physical therapist
Leigh Hicks, child education specialist
Julie Loe, parent and child education specialist

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