~How Josiah's Appointment Went~

Josiah After His Appointment
Jacksonville, Florida
December 4, 2017 2:28pm CST
Hey everyone, I hope you are doing well today. Things are good here. So, I said I would update about Josiah's appointment and that's what this will be about. They want to do another head scan to see if the shape is bad enough for the helmet. If it's not severe enough his insurance won't cover the helmet. The helmet will cost $2,000-$4,000 which we cannot afford, so if it's not covered he won't be getting it. They are concerned with his development in certain areas such as he's not crawling, walking, or eating solid foods (he has a bad gag reflex). The doctor today said physical therapy will help with those things. He is a big boy, laziness as babies runs in the family at his age and his brothers were behind at this age as well. I think he will be fine. He's a smart little one and he will be walking before we know it, I am sure! Anyway, no helmet today. We will be getting the appointment set up in a week for the next head scan. We shall see what happens from here... The picture is of Josiah today. =)
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@JohnRoberts (41053)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Dec
That helmet must be made of gold.
9 people like this
• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Dec
@JohnRoberts I know, right? It's insane!!
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@Daelii (2066)
• United States
4 Dec
God lord.. with insurance prices of inflation over actual value compared to other countries costs.. if it were made of gold, that would be a billion dollar cost! insurances cost like 100x for a band-aid compared to a store band aid.
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@Happy2BeMe (69829)
• Canada
4 Dec
Babies all progress at a different level. How old is he now? I hope all goes well with his next head scan. He is such a little sweetie.
6 people like this
• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Dec
@Happy2beme Yes they do. He's 9 months old. I think he's fine, all my baby boys were lazy! Lol. Thank you. =)
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@Happy2BeMe (69829)
• Canada
4 Dec
@LovingMyBabies 9 months is still quite young. My son dudnt walk until he was 15 months.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Dec
@Happy2BeMe My boys all walked later as well so I'm not worried about that.
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@Courtlynn (50865)
• United States
4 Dec
Oh goodness! Thats a heck of a lot for a helmet! Hope if he does really need it that the insurance will cover it so you can get it. Hope physical therapy helps him. But he's a baby.. I wouldn't really stress over the crawling, and certainly not walking. My cousins baby is same age is doesnt walk yet. Neither does my other cousins baby thats same age. Babys do things as they want.. as you know.
6 people like this
• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Dec
@Courtlynn Yeah I'm not worried at all about his progress. I have lazy babies, especially the boys. Lol. I was lazy as a baby too. The only concern I have is his gag reflex, he can't eat solid foods because of it.
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@Courtlynn (50865)
• United States
4 Dec
@LovingMyBabies yeah, kinda makes sense then. Aw poor baby. Give him a huge hug and kiss from me!
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@Corbin5 (81727)
• United States
4 Dec
I think Josiah will definitely catch up regarding all the things little ones should be doing. He will take his time. I suppose all you can do is wait and see what the scan reveals.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Dec
@Corbin5 Yeah I think he will catch up too. =) My baby boys were all lazy.
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@Hatley (159457)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Dec
O aveafeeling he will be jus fie jusgive hij a bi orete hooe amright hugs
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Dec
@Hatley Yeah I think so too. =)
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@LadyDuck (122028)
• Switzerland
5 Dec
My younger brother started walking when he was only 8 months old, but I did not, I was already 1 year old, may be I was lazy.
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@DEMI12 (590)
• Guangdong, China
6 Dec
really? my son start at 1 year and 3 months, it depends sometimes. but 8 months is really too early?
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@LadyDuck (122028)
• Switzerland
6 Dec
@DEMI12 I talked very early, he walked very early.
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@DEMI12 (590)
• Guangdong, China
6 Dec
@LadyDuck wowo, then you 2 are both very smart
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@Shavkat (46986)
• Philippines
5 Dec
Whoah! That's cost an arm and a leg. I hope things will be fine soon.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Dec
@Shavkat Yeah it's too expensive for us! Thanks, things are good. =)
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@Shavkat (46986)
• Philippines
6 Dec
@LovingMyBabies It is nice to hear that.
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• Pamplona, Spain
4 Dec
Babies will do what they want and how they want. I walked when I was just over 11 months old and talked soon but that does not mean anything. My brothers were a tad lazy in doing all that. We are all different and just wait he will soon be doing all those things that we all want him to do. They could have told you the price of a helmet before too I would think. Very expensive also maybe they just might cover it with the insurance.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Dec
@lovinangelsinstead21 Yeah my kids all did things at different times so I'm not worried. I know God has this in His hands. =)
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• Pamplona, Spain
13 Dec
@LovingMyBabies He will get there I know he will its a matter of time. Bless him what a lovely face.
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@allknowing (55783)
• India
5 Dec
Must have taken after his mother. You said you were lazy too. Right?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Dec
@allknowing Yes i was as a baby. Lol
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@JudyEv (101137)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
He certainly looks healthy enough. What a cheeky grin.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Dec
@JudyEv He is healthy! =)
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@MALUSE (32835)
• Denmark
4 Dec
He looks happy.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Dec
@MALUSE Thank you, he is! =)
@Daelii (2066)
• United States
4 Dec
He is such a cutie!!! How old is he? I really hope the next visit offers good news! If he needs that helmet, the insurance should so cover it. I don't understand why any person/company is okay with kids/people not getting care if they need it!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Dec
@Daelii Thank you! He's 9 months old. =) Thank you, I think he will be just fine! My babies are lazy, especially the boys.
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5 Dec
He is growing beautifully.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Dec
@Theinvisibleman I think so too, thank you. =)
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@marlina (62234)
• Canada
7 Dec
Cute little guy. Hope that he won't need the helmet.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Dec
@marlina Thank you =) I hope he won't either.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21646)
• United States
5 Dec
He is absolutely adorable. how old is he now ?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Dec
@Tampa_girl7 Thank you! He's 9 months old. =)
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@andriaperry (33150)
• Anniston, Alabama
5 Dec
I hope all goes well.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Dec
@andriaperry Thank you!
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@sallypup (21920)
• Moses Lake, Washington
5 Dec
He looks quite content and happy in the photo.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Dec
@sallypup Thanks, he's a very happy baby!
@rina110383 (23092)
5 Dec
I love Josiah's cute, chubby cheeks.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Dec
@rina110383 Thank you! =)
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@Juliaacv (23239)
• Canada
5 Dec
I think that mother knows best. We carry those babies, we spend more time with them then anyone else does, and even though doctors have diagnostic testing, we know the family patterns. If you say he'll be walking soon enough then I believe that he will. Our son is 28 and he didn't learn to crawl until he was several years old-but that was okay with us, we loved him just the same.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Dec
@Juliaacv Yeah I know he's just fine. =) He's lazy like my other babies.
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@ShifaLk (7323)
• India
4 Dec
Oh if it's kind of hereditary then surely it'll be okay and you need not worry. My niece walked so late than other kids....but it was all normal :) Hey he's supercute kid.!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Dec
@ShifaLk Yeah, it runs in the family so I'm not worried about his delays. Thank you! =)
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