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When Madison was diagnosed with Autism in August it took every effort for me not to roll my eyes, laugh out loud and toss the diagnosis in the garbage on my way out. However, I did all those things when I got home.
Yesterday, the geneticist confirmed we were right all along and that she had been misdiagnosed. Unfortunately, as we had anticipated, the correct diagnosis (once confirmed) will be much, much worse.
Both the Geneticist and the Neurologist concurred with our pediatrician that Madison likely has Rett Syndrome. This is a VERY rare spontaneous, non-inherited genetic postnatal neurological disorder that occurs almost exclusively in girls and leads to severe impairments, affecting nearly every aspect of her life.
She will likely never walk or talk or be able to eat unassisted. The reason for meeting with the Neurologist is because they expect seizures will begin within the next year. She will likely develop scoliosis in her teenage years leaving her virtually paralyzed. Her breathing and sleeping will also be affected.
Just imagine the symptoms of Autism, Anxiety Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s and Epilepsy all rolled into one beautiful, sweet little girl.
So, in the end... I consented to a $890 genetic blood panel to be done to confirm the diagnosis once and for all. However, because this disease is SO RARE, there is no lab in BC that can test for it. Madison’s sample will be sent to California and will likely take 2 weeks to get the paperwork in order and then another 6 weeks to obtain the results.
I will post again (many times) before then and keep the story going.
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#Dads at #weddings // I’ve been thinking a lot about dads at weddings ever since one threatened to floor me for suggesting he was present at his son’s ceremony instead of photographing it.
I remember when Luna was born I was so grateful that @beczacherphoto was capturing everything and I could just be present for the whole process.
I didn’t have to worry about what my role was in the birthing process. I didn’t have to be the midwife, the doula, the doctor, the cook or barista, the cleaner or the nurse.
My only job was to be husband and father.
I think about Britt’s dad, Dave, who I never saw pick up a phone or a camera our whole wedding day. He just loved us, hugged us, shook my hand and joked ‘no returns’ at the end of the aisle.
If you’re a dad attending your child’s wedding, they might not be bold enough to tell you, so I will: they don’t want your photos, videos, or your facilitation of a Skype call. They want you to be present at their marriage ceremony. When they turn and look at you they want to see your face, not a lens. When they exchange vows they want to hear your applause and excitement.
They just want a dad.
Heck, I’m a 37 year old male and that’s all I want. Just to know that someone here can say ‘I see you, and I love you.’ Photo by @paulbamford at our wedding 😊
עוד שלושה ימים המבצע נגמר⚡️⚡️
תיק דאבל עם משטח פעילות ייחודי ב349 במקום 589 שח, פרטים בביו 👈
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It’s easy to judge and make assumptions about others, it’s harder to stop ⏹, and pause ⏸, and take the time to understand what’s going on with them. What we project on the outside doesn’t always reflect what’s going on in the inside. Comment 😊 if there is someone you can be kind to today ❤️.
What is the job of a sponge? To soak things up, right? Now while this is true, what good is a wet sponge? It just sits there and can’t take in any more. A wet sponge has no value. In order for the sponge to be used again we need to wring it out and release the fluid inside of it. Now we can use it again. So, let me ask you this question. Are you the kind of person who is always on the take, but not giving back to anyone?
We can use so many examples of this. For me as a coach, I have learned so much about the game of baseball, but if I don’t share my knowledge with others, I fail to share the gift. Also, I can become stagnant and settle for what I know. The game has evolved over the years and there are new ways to train players. By sharing what I know with others, I can learn from them as well which now makes me a better coach.
The same example can be used in your profession. Those of you that are in leadership positions go to a workshop to glean from others who are experts in that field. You soak in the information. Now it is your responsibility to come back and share it with your staff. You release it to them which now wrings you out and makes you available to take more in. This is valuable for you and them. Of course, it doesn’t stop at leadership, you can be in any role at an organization and pour into others by sharing your skill set.
So the question I ask myself is now the same one I ask you: in what area of your life can you “squeeze out the 🧽 “? Comment below and share with me!
Also, a big shout to Mickey Weston, one of the directors at a leadership conference I attended last week for giving us this analogy and challenge. I shared more about this story on the blog this week! Good stuff man!
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Want to improve your eating habits, but not sure where to start?
I recommend making a quick assessment of your individual starting point.
Everyone's is different based on family patterns, culture, education, socioeconomic standing, time, value on health, habits, etc
So take stock of yours, so you know what you're working with, face it head-on and know which direction to go next!
Step 1: write down EVERYTHING you ATE or DRANK in the past 24 hours.
What did you eat/drink for breakfast? Mid-morning snack? Lunch? Afternoon snack? Dinner? Evening snack?
Note the: *amt. of fresh fruit & veg/meal, *servings of whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts or seeds per meal. *How many food/drinks were from packages, cans, boxes, fast food or restaurants?
Step 2: Make a note of:
* what time you went to bed last night and awoke this morning. Total hours sleep? Quality?
* Did you take time for relaxation in the past 24 hrs? Type/amount? * Exercise? Type(aerobic, strength, flexibility) duration & intensity?
* What were your stressors in the past 24 hours? Did you do any stress reduction practices?
* what supporting vs non supportive relationships do you have in your life?
Each item in step 2 affects health and sometimes eating habits.
Step 3: After you review your assessment, which ONE area would you like to focus on this month and if you improve would likely effect others of you life?
Eating less processed food? Sleeping more? Eating more veg? Adding in stress reduction practices? Exercising daily? Switch from whole milk to nonfat or dairy to plant? Choose your focus and decide how you will achieve small measured improvements in that area.
After you are successful, reassess and pick another area on which your like to focus. By repeating this process you can make small sustainable changes to improve your health.
How To Help Your Firstborn Get Used To A New Sibling? -
Discourage Baby Behaviour “Out of jealousy, your firstborn may try to act like a baby so that they’re getting the same attention as your youngest. They may ask you to bottle feed them or crawl and refuse to walk. Discourage this attention-seeking behaviour and try to persuade them to act their age”
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We’re getting this down to a science! Or is this 70th feeding today just going more smoothly?! 🤷🏼♂️🤷🏼♂️ Either way, you have to celebrate the little victories all day, right? I’ll be honest - it’s hard to do sometimes - but I’m trying 24/7 to find the ‘wins’! (Ps, it’s definitely the latter - the last feeding was so tough, it almost made me cry! 😭 But here we are, tWINNING.) 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼