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Friday, July 27, 2007

The Greenville Zoo

Yesterday we went to the zoo with my sister-in-law, my niece, and nephew and I think that Griffin had a great time. At one point he got mixed up in a group of children and we stood back to see what he would do and he kept trying to hold hands with the children and give them hugs, I thought that it was adorable and great because he was reaching out to them and interact but I had to tell him to come over to me since the children didn't like it. What an awesome breakthrough for him to want to interact with them, I am just thrilled about it.

I went to the doctor and he told me that I do have a side effect from one of my meds, Abilify, that causes one's eyes to have spasms like mine have been doing so he prescribed Cogentin which is specific to side effects of the medication. I will know in a couple of weeks if it is working or not and I will keep you posted.

I hope that you all are having a great weekend, I have my 43rd birthday coming up tomorrow and it is also my dad's birthday which is pretty neat so it will be a great day of quiet/peaceful celebration.


Niksmom said...

Happy Birthday!

Melissa H said...

I know exactly what you mean about seeing Griffin reach out! I remember when Conor was oblivious to whether there were even kids around. Then, it suddenly changed and all he wanted to do was hug them. Now, we're trying to help him find the happy medium!
43rd!!! Girl, you don't look a day over 25! Good for you!
Hope the eye spasm is simply a side effect. Keep us posted! HUGE HUGS!!!

mcewen said...

Lummy! My eyes go into spasms and I'm not even on any medication! Perhaps I need some or maybe I should get some new bifocals to reduce the eye strain.
Sounds like you had a super time and thanks for the photos.

kyra said...

wow! i am so happy to hear about griffin reaching out to those kids at the zoo!

good luck with your meds. i hope the side effects disappear.


gretchen said...

Good news about your eyes Lora!

I hope you had the happiest birthday yet!

kristi said...

Happy belated birthday! I'm so glad Griffin had a fun time at the zoo!

Mom to Mr. Handsome said...

Happy Birthday Lora!!!!!! I hope you have a great day :o)

That is so cool about Griffin's hugs and holding hands. Gabe likes to pat kids on the back as he talks to them sometimes.

Have fun on your special day,