Well, today Leah had her follow up appointment at the Neurologist. This was just to see how Leah has progressed and to make sure there was nothing new. Good news is, the Doctor said that Leah looks great! She once again confirmed that Leah's arm is tighter and more affected then her leg, but other then that she said there was nothing to worry about. She was quite impressed with Leah's clapping!! The video I posted is from a few weeks ago--now she claps at everything!! It amazes me everytime! Anyway, the Neurologist said she wants to see Leah again at a year and probably again at a year and a half, after that she said she most likely won't need to see her again. She did give me a recommendation to go see a rehab therapist. She basically said this would be another set of eyes. I think I am going to run it by Lisa (OT), I don't want to go against her, because I trust Lisa completly, so I will see what she says to do. On one hand it may be great to have another set of eyes to possibly catch something we have not, on the other hand it scares the daylights out of me. The thought that there could be "something else" is scary!! While at the Doctor today, we asked if she thought there was anything that Leah was really 'behind' on, she said maybe her speech. I have been worrying about this for a few weeks now, because Leah really isn't babbling as much as I think she should be. She definitly knows she has a voice and uses it, she also recently started using her hard "G" sound (gee, gaa, goo) but she it definitly no, mama, dada or baba sounds. I asked Lisa to ask a speech therapist and the ST said not to really worry until 10 months or so. The Neurologist wasn't worried at all and didn't really think she was "behind", but rather that there is such a big window of when babies should do certain things and Leah might just be in the later part of the window. All in all, I feel good about the visit today.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Posted by Amanda at 5:26 PM