I went to Antonio's pediatrician and spoke with him about Antonio. He said Antonio has all the classic signs of Botulism/Botox overdose. That it could be up to 48 months before Antonio could be over all the symptoms he is having. There is nothing that can be done, except for supportive care, till this clears and passes, if it does. Sigh. I am so sad for Antonio. He has always been such a smiley, bright, happy, chatty, young man. As of today he still can not smile. He tries to communicate a few times a day and it comes out as a mumble. I can sometimes understand him but if I missed it, he does not repeat himself. He can say ya and no but it takes him about 20 seconds to answer me, if he is going to. He can lift his arm for a moment and move his head from side to side. He is weak. We are very concerned for his health heading into cold and flu season. We are trying to keep his life the same as always, as he is aware and in there. We are still taking him places and changing his view and environment throughout the day. Putting in different movies for him, letting him watch his animals and watch the children play. I will never let him have another Botox shot of any kind. I just pray for his healing. For this toxin that is trapped in his muscles to clear from his body. For the weakness and damage to be healed. Bless his heart.
|William working on his animation videos.|
We as a family are doing fine.
The weather is cooling and we are going to take the next nice week off from school, to winterize the property. Things like clean out the whole barn and get more hay, have the chimney cleaned and stack wood on the back porch, clean out all the flower and vegetable beds and put manure in them all, cut all the brush down along the fence lines and things of that nature. I have started fall cleaning inside of the house already. It feels good to purge out a lot of things we don't need and use anymore and de-clutter a bit.
God is so good to us always and life is good. We will always have things going on here to work thru and things that need serious prayer. It is part of having such a large family, with many children that have varying needs. We always feel blessed and feel God helping us.
May the Lord God in heaven, reach His mighty hand down to help you in the areas you need Him. May He lead and guide you as you live and grow in Him.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.