I did a little update on Rachel and Haley back in May. Click here to read it. So I will just add a little more about Rachel and Haley. Rachel is about average size for a seven year old. She is wearing size 6 and 6x clothing. Rachel continues to be fed 100% from her G tube. She is afraid to swallow and only tastes food. Rachel's behavior is challenging and we are thinking she does have autism. Haley is still very tiny for her age. She can still wear some 3T clothing!! She loves to eat and can eat a lot. Not sure where she puts all that food. Haley is learning to say some very simple words and we are seeing that she does understand what we are saying to her. Her communication is improving a lot! Rachel and Haley will be going back to school on August 22nd. They will be in 2nd grade in special education life skills class. Rachel and Haley do have many challenges due to their extreme prematurity, but they are continuing to slowly make progress. We continually pray for Rachel and Haley and hope that they will be able to achieve more independence as they continue to grow and get older. We love these girls despite the challenges!
HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY!!!!!
We got Rachel and Haley a cake and sung Happy Birthday to them. Haley ate a piece of cake and liked it. Rachel was able to taste it. Rachel still doesn't swallow food. She only tastes it.