Saturday, March 28, 2009

Day Eighteen

Elijah was really tired yesterday, so he wasn't very cooperative for Friday's therapy.

The good news was that I was able to chat a lot with Elijah's PT, Amy, and I learned a lot of stuff. Like I've said before, I consider this therapy for Elijah education for me as well. I think Amy convinced me that we need to get braces for Elijah's feet. She mentioned that he barely needs any support, but braces should help him balance and feel his feet better. I'm actually kind of excited to try them out. They're called SureStep and we'll be talking to our Physiatrist about them shortly after we get back home.

Elijah did get to drive a car, though, completed more obstacle courses, played with toys, and climbed the stairs - to name a few things he did on Friday.
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And, on our drive to the HBOT facility, the little man FELL ASLEEP! I couldn't believe it. We got in the tank and Elijah stayed asleep. I couldn't believe it. And then, he slept through the entire dive. I really couldn't believe it. It made for a easy dive. I'm sure Grandpa Dennis would've appreciated a dive like that sometime last week! A big thanks goes to grandpa for completing all the dives last week (except for my easy one) and for wrestling with Elijah in the tube. It is much appreciated and made my life easier.

Today, I was really excited to see Elijah showing interest in other kids at church. He's never been all that interested in other kids before. He usually wouldn't even look at them, but today, he was smiling at other kids, walking up to them, getting really close so that he could see them, and even reaching out to touch them. He was even smiling when this little girl was playing peek-a-boo with him and tried to chase her around as much as his vision would allow. It warmed my heart to see him interacting with kids close to his age; I almost get teary-eyed thinking about it.

Two more days of therapy and we're coming home. Yay!


Michelle said...

Weston loves other little kids at church too... especially girls. He always tries to hug them! I bet you are getting anxious to get home to your hubby.

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