Monday, March 1, 2010


TEIS- TN Early Intervention Services

Last Thursday Grey was seen by an “early intervention specialist” at our home. I called a few weeks ago requesting a visit not because I identified a particular need- I simply wanted to confirm that we are utilizing all the resources available to Grey. He is such a beautiful little boy that we can easily forget that he was born too soon. Being born 15 weeks early at the edge of viability opens the door to countless medical conditions that can arise from such trauma. We definitely encountered many battles in the beginning- however, Grey has taken a different path. Somehow we are beating the odds. Often times I ask myself “how have we gotten here?” The medical path of a mircopreemie is unknown and totally unpredictable. Grey went from being one of the sickest babies in the NICU to one of the healthiest.

So the interventionist specialist was very impressed with Mr. Grey. She said she wasn’t expecting him to be crawling and climbing up stairs. It didn’t take her long to conclude that he is right on track for his age. He passed every area of evaluation. She also mentioned that unpredicted medical paths of preemies. Saying she evaluates preemies born at 30 weeks who are blind, deaf and battling CP. Then she meets preemies like Grey born at 25 weeks who are moving along like a full term baby. All I can say is the unknown is a scary place.


Jordan said...

Yay for Grey! So glad that he is doing so well, and that you have resources to help keep an eye on things! I enjoy seeing him grow and thrive through your blog :)

Only the Sheppards said...

That's such fantastic news! WTG Grey!

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