Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

You can see me and my brother, Chili, in the photos above. Although Henry is my favorite, Chili will let me play with his squeaky toys which I think is pretty fun. Here I was playing and watching Ellen. She had Sugarland on today and I listened intently during the song - and couldn't be distracted - even when Chili kept giving me kisses!

Mommy got an email today after someone saw my trach change video on YouTube. Here is what it said:

My name is Ann, I work for California State University, Sacramento College of Continuing Education. We are partnering with the California Department of Social Services to provide training state wide for the In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Social Workers. We are currently working on a training entitled 'IHSS and Children' which will provide valuable information on common medical conditions, diseases, and procedures associated with IHSS child consumers. We would like to include your video 'Peytons Trach Change' in our curriculum. We feel your video will greatly enhance the understanding California Social Workers have to the trials of children with Tracheotomies.

Mommy thought it was pretty ironic that this is someone from Sacramento and they are wanting to provide a video for social workers with the IHSS program - which is the same program that allows me to have my nurses! Mommy said "yes" of course. So soon I will be starring in a training video. If they let Mommy have a copy she will make sure you all get to see it!

Peyton Nicole Smith


  1. Hi honey,
    You look like you are having so
    much fun playing with all your new
    toys(and Chili)!You make wearing a
    cast(especially when it's purple)
    a fashion accessory!
    We think it's a great idea if your
    in a video for programs that can
    possibly help other little boys and girls.What a wonderful way to
    give back to countless communities
    for the wonderful services you
    Our love,
    Granpa and Granma Mower

  2. SO happy to hear that your trach change video will be used to help countless people in the future!

    You were already a star, so this is nothing new for us. Now everyone else can see how wonderful you are!

    Looks like you're enjoying all your birthday presents, you are quite a spoiled girl!

    Love you!

    Aunt Kristin