The past week or so Joe has made significant improvement in the area of self feeding. He has gone from feeding himself the occasional cracker to taking bites on his own at every meal. Not only that he is showing frustration if he does not have something that he can feed himself. He has become actively interested in self feeding, whereas before he was just content with whatever we fed him. This is very exciting for us! And also a little frustrating as he is being very vocal about his opinion about things now. We have to remind ourselves that this is all part of the process.
We're in the process of appealing our insurance company's decision to drop Joe from our insurance policy (per his "preexisting condition"). Since he doesn't have a diagnosis we do not think that they should be able to do that. But we are not sure what exactly the laws are for this kind of situation but we're working on it.
Isaac attended a hearing with the Dept. of Health and Children's Special Health Care Services a couple of weeks ago to see if they could move our effective date back a couple weeks to include our first appointment at Riley and all the expensive blood tests that were done that day. He felt that that meeting went very well but we may not hear their final decision for another few weeks. ** This just in... we got a certified letter from the Indiana State Department of Health stating that the did in fact push Josiah's eligibility date back two weeks which will cover the initial Riley visit and tests! Whew! What an answer to prayer! Thanks to all those who have been and continue to pray for us. God is good!