was born July 3, 1996. His mother, my daughter
was only 16 at the time. We did not learn of
Chase's problems until he was 6 months old only
because he didn't do what most normal 6 month
Chase's Grandma. My husband Bob and I took over
guardianship of Chase shortly after he turned
one. We have worked very hard with Chase and he
has come a long way. Chase can say "I lu oo" (I
love you), "wa r oo" (Where are you), "ni"
(night), Hi, "ower" (shower), up. Chase has been
in early education for 2 years and is able to
work a Big Mack switch. He can also make
been a very healthy boy with very few colds and
no flu's so far. He has had two surgeries. His
first on November 15, 2000. He had an
Intrathecal Baclofen pump put in to dispense his
baclofen better for his spasticity. I recommend
this to anyone whose child is very spastic. It
has been a Godsend.
surgery was on May 14, 2001 when he needed hip
surgery. This has been a very trying time.
Elmo & Tigger. He loves to go for rides and
walks. In fact if we are maybe thinking about
this we have to now spell ride or walk out, or
Chase will be upset because we didn't go.
Chase is in a
wheelchair but prior to the surgery we did have
him in a gait trainer and he could walk a few
steps. Chase has a cute Elvis grin that he uses
to flirt with the nurses and if he want his way
for something. Chase knows the difference
between family and strangers. He lights up a
room any time you see him. His smile and laugh
is so contagious. You can't be in a bad mood for
long. His grandpa is his best buddy. They do a
has a 2 1/2 year old sister that lives with her
mom. He has an Aunt Jenny that lives at home
here with us. She's almost 17 and is teaching
Chase the finer points of music. Oh, Chase loves
music. When he is upset or irritable we play
cd's of relaxation. His favorite is the one with
dolphins and whales and Nature Quest. It has
Indian background music. These work wonders when
he couldn't sleep.
We are so
glad to have Chase in our lives. He has changed
us and helped us as well. We are excited to see
what the next few years bring.
just gave out and he died on November 1, 2011.
He was 15 years old.