Well, it has been decided today that Leah will be casted in one week! We will be going in to get her casted next Thursday and they will keep it on for one week, remove it an place a new one on.
I begged our OT to let us keep it on for longer, she considered it and talked to a few other OT's in the clinic and the casting specialist and they all voted against it. I'm bummed about that for sure. They said that their policy is to remove the cast after a week and then put a new one on. I can't argue with them, I trust our OT completely and if this is the way she wants to do it then it is ok with me.
I'm excited and nervous at the same time! My one and only goal for this casting period is to get some sort of grasp. That's it.
I'm hoping it goes better then our first round and I'm certain it will!!
Oh, meet our new pets, Barney, Baby Bop and BJ! Leah is obsessed with them, she walks around all day "ishhy, ishhy" and she loves to give the fishes kisses!! It's adorable!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
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Friday, April 24, 2009
Wow. It's been awhile since I've blogged! I now have to get back into blogging mode and get everything together!
After a wonderful trip to Florida and a move, life has been crazy!
Leah has been great through-out! She is not worlds best traveler and while in Florida had a hard time sleeping, but once we got home she went right back into her schedule! Then a week later we move and she is once again thrown off! We are slowly trying to get back on schedule!
Leah is now 100% walking, in fact she has taken a liking to running recently! She still falls a lot and has a noticeable limp without her braces on, but once in the braces she looks great!
We have definitely seen some carry-over from her time spent in her AFO/SMO and she is not locking her knee as much or toe-walking, which is wonderful! She has been doing A LOT of squating, kicking and climbing lately! I'm thrilled with her large motor progress! I, of course, worry about the limp not getting better but I'm hopeful that with time it will!
We have not had much in the way of OT lately. Leah's OT went out of the country on vacation for 2 weeks, then we went away, then we moved and in between all of that we've gotten to see Lisa once! :( I'm hoping next week to get back to our regular schedule!
I know when I see her next week we are going to really be discussing Constraint Induced Movement Therapy. I'm thinking we will probably be casting Leah as soon as the following week! Wow! I'm excited and nervous! I'm just hoping we have a more positive experience then the first time! I CAN'T wait to see the results! Leah is just SO close to an active grasp that my only hope with the CIMT this time is to get even a little bit closer (if not get it completely!).
Leah is 19 months old this week and I can't believe it! She is really not a baby anymore! She talks up a storm and definitely has quite a personality! She knows what she wants, when she wants it and is not afraid to let us know! She's an absolute red head! But she is also so loving and caring! I'm really enjoying watching her play with her baby dolls. She feeds them, rocks them and my favorite gives them kisses! It's so sweet and I love seeing her imagination! It's great!!
I hope to be back to regularly posting now that things are a bit more settled down!
My computer is not working and Avi's has no pictures or recent videos on it, so hopefully soon I'll be able to post some new ones!
Posted by Amanda at 10:08 AM
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Sorry I've been gone so long, life is crazy around here!!! I may not update for a little while, as we are moving next week so we have a lot to do!!!
Keep checking in and soon you'll see posts about Leah's walking, talking and our upcoming plan for constraint induced movement therapy!!!
Posted by Amanda at 8:54 PM