Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wordful/Wordless Wednesday-We Survived Botox

Turn It Daddy

Joe was so much help. Cole loves to be read to and Joe kept him happily entertained reading The Lion King. (notice the clenched fist grabbing Joe's hand)

Love This Book!

Cole says, "...and the lion says 'ROAR!'"

Funny Face

Smile for the camera! He's already making silly faces before getting the versed.

That's so Funny!

And...with the versed it is even funnier when Daddy reads Finding Nemo.

Cole received 3-4 injections of the Botox in each arm. We were so proud of him because he did not shed even one tear. As a matter of fact, he didn't fuss at all.

Ta-Da, I Did It!

"Ta-Da! I did it!"

I have to say, I don't think that Botox is the 'miracle cure' for Cole but it has obviously made a difference already.

Now I just hope for the next few months, while Cole's muscle's are relaxed, his therapists can use this opportunity to 're-train' his brain to tell his muscles how to react without also fighting the spacticity.

Thank you to everyone for all your kind words and your support! I am glad we made the decision to move forward with getting the injections. I will post more as we see progress.

see Seven Clown Circus


  1. Go COLE! What a brave boy. I hope you get to see lots of results.

    PS - love your necklace!!!

  2. What a cutie! He's such a brave boy! I'm so glad the treatment is working! WIll keep him in my prayers!

  3. He looks great! I'm so proud of all of you! I know it's not the miracle cure, but let's pray it helps enough! Glad it's over...keeping you close in thoughts and prayer...much love!

  4. Wow! Such a brave and happy little boy.

  5. You have such a sweet little boy! My father had a neuromuscular disease called PSP and he, too, had Botox injections to reduce the rigidity in his neck muscles. Happy WW!

  6. Go Cole! What a trooper! Have a great Wednesday!

  7. Oh I am so happy all went well. Don't you wish that we had a crystal ball to see that when our children have to undergo what we think is the worst the possible turns out to be not really a big deal at all... It would save us so much anxiety...

  8. What a sweet brave boy!! Great job!!

  9. Very brave little one you have-and quite the cutie too!

  10. I'm so proud of him! What a big boy getting up on those elbows. Hope to see more progress as botox takes its full effect. Can't wait.

  11. Awwwsohappy things went well!!! WTG Cole sweetie- hugs!