Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Kyler Spotlight

Kyler was born March 16th, 2003. He was three months early and weighed a whopping three pounds. Kyler was a pretty quiet baby. I didn't really think much about it because it was my first baby. Of course I had concerns because he was so early, but my mom and sister Aimee really clued in that there was something wrong. Kyler was not sitting up by the time he was 1 so we took him to SLC for a MRI. This is when my world came crashing down. Kyler's diagnosis was Periventrical Leukamalasia. I hope I spelled that right. From this condition other things can branch out. Down Syndrome, bliness, and Cerebral Palsy. Kyler developed Cerebral Palsy. At the time, I was so depressed. I was told he probably would not walk or talk. I couldn't imagine not being able to express to Kyler in words my love for him, or for not to be able to express what he was feeling. We immediately got Kyler into PT, OT and speech. He started developing very well, and I couldn't be any prouder than I am now. He is always making gains, and is walking very well with his crutches. He also talks non-stop! He is very humorous and makes me laugh everyday. When I first found out about Kyler having CP I was so mad. But the smile on his face is enough to make anyones day brighen. He is an amazing smart kid, and I am very blessed to have such a sweet child.

Monday, January 12, 2009


So I have never been tagged before but since I am stuck at work I will do this to amuse others!.

5 things I was doing 5 years ago:
1. Finding out that Kyler has Cerebral Palsy.
2. Starting school finally.
3. Learning that cleaning a house is much harder than cleaning an apartment!
4. Learning to juggle, kids, school, and work.
5. That's about it! I can't think of a 5th!

5 things on my to-do list for TODAY
1. Figure out my online class
2. Cut Maggie's bangs
3. Bills/paperwork
4. Find time to sleep before work.
5. Finish getting all my books for school.

5 things I would do with a million dollars
1. Buy a house all on one level with a pool for Kyler.
2. Pay off Medical debt.
3. Take a long needed vacation!
4. Pay of student loans, and future semesters.
5. Save a little.

5 places I've lived
1. Star Valley, Wyoming
2. Logan, Utah
3. Shelley, Idaho
4. Ammon, Idaho
5. Idaho Falls, Idaho

5 jobs I've held
1. Car hop/cook at a drive-in restaurant
2. Unloader at Walmart
3. Caregiver at group home
4. A mom
5. Night Auditor at a hotel

5 things I want to be doing in 5 years
1. Graduated from school
2. Stable Financially
3. More free time with family
4. Travel more
5. Helping Kyler to be independent

5 people I tag
1. Dad (you have to do it)
2. Amanda
3. Aimee (come on, let's get your blog rollin')
4. Aleesha
5. Jessica

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


I just have to tell you how proud I am of Kyler. Despite his disability he is a very happy, and determined little boy. He can make me laugh and brighten my day no matter how sad I am feeling. He has come such a long way and I dont' think he would have progressed this much with out that determination and postive attitude! I often get upset and think why did God give me a child with a disability? Why Kyler? He is so smart, so fun, and so happy. Why can't he be normal? But as he gets older, well I guess as I get older too, I realize who wants normal? I can't imagine having Kyler any other way. That happy bright eyed kid is the best thing in this world, and anyone who can't see that is the one with the disability.

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