Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
I couldn't believe how well he did. He pulled up to standing by himself once, and he moved into the crawling position and then sat himself back up several times. Considering everything he has been through and the fact that he is only 7 weeks post op, this is truly amazing. Ms. Shirley was also very impressed with him. She thinks he will be taking off in no time! It makes me so proud and happy to see him getting stronger with each day.
I didn't get any pictures from this first session (shocking, I know), but I will try to take some during the next few sessions.
While Colby was at PT, Brody was enjoying his second day at school. He was so excited about going. When I picked him up, his teachers gave me his first little art project. They made little spiders using their fingerprints. I absolutely love it!! He is so proud of his little spiders, and so am I. I have a feeling I will be finding a system for storing all of these little art projects. I don't think I can bring myself to throw them away.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Before we left the office, they offered Colby his flu shot. I am so glad that they did, because I couldn't get him a flu shot at the pediatrician's office until mid November! I did not think there was supposed to be a shortage of the seasonal flu vaccine this year, but apparently there is. I have been several different places, including the health department, trying to get Brody a flu shot, and everyone is out! I guess worst case is Brody will have to wait until mid November. That is definitely not ideal, but there really isn't much we can do about it unfortunately.
Yesterday, I took Colby into our pediatrician's office for another weight check. Two weeks ago, he weighed 16 lb 1 oz, and yesterday he weighed 16 lb 12 oz! Way to go Colby!! We are so happy with an 11 oz weight gain in two weeks. Now he just has to keep it up!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
When I picked him up this afternoon, he was still all smiles. Ms. Lori and Ms. Angie told me he had an awesome first day, and they even complimented his manners, which makes me very proud! He is already looking forward to going back. Unfortunately, school is out Thursday and next week for Fall Break, but at least I know he is ready and excited!
Ready for his first day of school!
He loves his Spiderman backpack and Cars lunchbox!
He is getting caught up on his Alphabet Book before class starts. Luckily, he has only missed the letters A and B.
Brody and Max...double trouble!
After doing the Peabody Assessment with Colby, the therapist determined that Colby should start PT once a week. The Peabody assesses three areas: object manipulation (ball handling), stability, and locomotion. Colby did great with object manipulation. He is right on target in this area. In the area of stability, he is at about a 9 month level, and with locomotion, he is around a 6 month level. The good news is that the therapist sees no underlying developmental problems...it is strictly a strength issue for Colby. Since he has undergone two surgeries and been uncomfortable having tummy time, he has not been able to develop the strength it requires to roll over, crawl, pull up, etc. She thinks that he will be able to increase his strength and be on the move in no time. We can't wait to see him go!
Colby's first therapy session is in two weeks, and he will then go every Tuesday from 10-10:50. I'm really looking forward to meeting his therapist, Shirley. I'm sure she will be great with him!
He had so much fun playing with this toy. It was great for encouraging him to work!