We wanted to share Jack's announcement with everyone. He has a little mischievous look on his face that tells the whole story!
We have had a busy, busy week! The Early Infant and Toddler program brought a team of specialist's out on Tuesday evening to further evaluate Jack. He qualified for speech therapy. Therapy will be 1 day a week in our home for 1 hour to start out with, then we will probably ramp up to more than one session a week when Jack is comfortable with things. As of now, Jack only says 1 word ("mama"), but does say other syllables. We are hopeful that this will jump start his speech.
We also had a post-op appointment with the Opthamologist this week. Jack's eyes began to intermittently turn in last Friday, but the doctor didn't seem too concerned. There is a chance that he will eventually need surgery again, but it may just be his brain trying to decide what to do. We began to patch his right eye again this week for 3 hours each day (up from 2 hrs daily). This should make his left eye stronger over time.
Today, we were also finally able to apply for Jack's Social Security #. Apparently, the SS office wants to have someone local translate the Russian documents even though the translation was provided. Long story short, this process will take about a month and then they will officially process the request. On a side note, there was a pretty wide range of people at the social security office. The cast of characters there ranged from nice, pleasant older people to people whom have probably been on America's Most Wanted or Cops. Nobody was smiling, and I was fairly worried that gunfire would erupt at any moment. Anyway, Jack lightened the mood when he let out a happy shriek at one point. Everyone from the psychopath looking guy in the corner of the room to the security guard let out a chuckle. Our little guy can melt the heart of any person!