Wow, it has been over a year since we last posted about our sweet Dominik!!
Well, I won't bore you with too many details but I will astound you with the great things that have happened!!
Dominik is growing and thriving in amazing ways! He daily impresses us, as well as his many therapists, with all his new little tricks!! He continues to advance in his movements as well as his alertness and attentiveness when he is learning! He is so tolerant and really loves to learn!!
Going back a few months ...
In June, Peter was offered a new job in Denver, Colorado. So we uprooted and moved to Colorado and boy was it a GREAT move!!! God is so good and HE had/ has a great plan for us here!!!
You see, Colorado is a state that prides itself on it's help for the Medically Fragile Children! We are receiving lots of services for Dominik (we have 9 different therapists who visit), financial help with medical necessities, and this mamma get's paid to be a mom!!! YES! You read that right! I am getting paid to care for my son!!! Like I said, God is so good, and I'm not even done yet!!
When we arrived in CO, we had no where to live! Rental housing here is snatched up within hours of it being listed, so we had to be here, in town, to find a rental! We finally found a fantastic house (not without it's issues, of course) with a massive backyard and in an amazing neighborhood!!! We landed next to some amazing neighbors, who love the Lord, home school their kids and their daughter is my oldest's age!! Could it have been any more perfect!!! They are so understanding of our family situation, and have been there to help us out when we needed assistance!! The Lord has really blessed our family!!
The job that moved us out here was really just a mode of transportation for Peter. He worked for them for a short while and was then offered a job that was much closer to home and one that was more what he wanted to do! He is absolutely loving his job, the company and the people that he works for and with! His stresses are so much lower and his health is so much better ... Praise the Lord!!!
Back to Dominik ...
Little Man has a whole new family of therapists, who adore him!! He is receiving schooling through the school year which consists of a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Hearing specialist, Speech therapy, Vision therapy and a teacher! We then receive Music Therapy and Massage Therapy through another group and additional PT through a 3rd group! We also have an ABM therapist who is right in our back yard (relatively speaking - he is about 45 minutes away, a far cry from our usual 6 hour trips!) They all work together really well and have great respect for each other, which is key in my house!!
Dominik is learning to use switches and will be receiving a new head piece for his wheelchair that will assist with the use of these choice making switches! He LOVES his music therapy and the girls really enjoy doing it with him! They learn about new instruments and love to experiment with Dominik and he is loving all the different sounds!
Dominik's overall health is quite good! He did have a short hospital stay a few weeks back due to his apnea and some respiratory issues. He is on the up hill climb and doing well! We are well established with our new pediatrician, who is located IN the Children's Hospital, and works in the Special Care Clinic. This is a special clinic for special needs children and their siblings ... again AMAZING!!!!
How's the Family ...
The girls are adjusting well, missing home of course, but they are making friends, really loving the area and all that it offers! They are involved in a great soccer club (with daddy coaching all 3 girls) and are really enjoying it! All 3 girls are a tremendous help with Dominik, however, Jaiden has really taken on the additional responsibilities of helping with him! She is amazing!!
Peter is enjoying soccer with the girls, building a great reputation at work and really loving being here! The area is amazing and has so much to offer our entire family!!
I am adjusting as well! It has taken me a bit longer, but I am thankful to some visits from my family and friends that has pushed me through some tough times! I am adjusting to homeschooling the girls, although I think it took me this whole year to adjust, but we will be ready for next year!! Dominik's on going therapies and needs are overwhelming but yet so good for him! I have to say about 50% of the time I handle it well ... the other 50% is a bit more rough, but we just take it one day at a time!!
God is good ALL the time, and we trust that He will continue to get us through our trials, struggles and many blessings!!!
Thank you all for your continued prayers, even without the updates!!!