*Notice that the blog is back to being babytito.blogspot.com after trying unsuccessfully to rename the blog to lifewithtito.blogspot.com*
As you can imagine, our family has kept busy with Little Tito being the 2011-2012 poster child for the Spokane Guilds' School and Neuromuscular Center, the wonderful place where therapists have transformed our son into a little boy who walks, runs, and talks up a storm. Over the past year we have made public appearances at schools, fundraisers, and in a commercial (no longer available for viewing).
The days leading up to the school's major fundraiser, the Kids for Kids Penny Drive, we went as a family into the studio at our local news station. Mark Peterson and the staff at KXLY Channel 4 News put us on the air live to promote the Penny Drive event. From the moment we arrived at 4:45am until 7:00am, the folks at KXLY made our experience in studio relaxing and fun. Thanks also to KHQ Channel 6 News for putting our family on live at the Guilds' School to promote the Penny Drive.
Tito is stable health-wise. We are still waiting to hear from a specialist back east on whether a trip to Boston Children's is in Tito's best interest. In the meantime, we continue to patch his right eye every day to stimulate the vision in his damaged left eye, though the vision in it is non-functional. A trip to Seattle Children's Hospital coming up will hopefully put an end to the worries over a protrusion on Tito's ribcage.
We cherish your ongoing interest in our son's development and life. He is the happiest child we know. With that, we are blessed beyond measure.