Spoke to his OT yesterday- her husbands heart attack was pretty severe and they aren’t out of the woods yet. Lifting them up in prayer and hoping they can find healing. She’s coming back to work out of necessity and for the distraction but I’m not sure how long she’s back for. In about a weeks time she wants to have both of Eli’s sessions. Busy busy! Today we will see her so we will go from there.
Eli is still on 2 waiting lists for PT and ST private services and I’m in talks with another place nearby- working out insurance details behind the scenes.
I’ve recently had a lot of people asking me why I’m seeking services for Eli. It’s a huge struggle and he’s on target for milestones, so why bother?
PT and ST won’t make Eli do anything faster but it will help him do things better. He will learn the correct way to achieve each milestone/goal and we will have less corrections to make later.
Kiddos with low muscle tone often overcompensate for low tone by using the incorrect muscles to achieve a goal. For example- right now during tummy time, Eli is relying heavily on his ab muscles. His head and neck come up fine but he winds up doing a plank and puts his booty in the air too. It makes tummy time more of a challenge even if it does look cute. Lol it’s not the proper way to do it. So we learn to correct it and help make tummy time more successful. If I didn’t have services I wouldn’t know to even correct it. So it’s like building blocks for what he’s already doing. Hugely important and worth the fight!
Speaking of resources, I’ve also recently had a lot of parents contacting me because of a prenatal diagnosis or the MaterniT21 test.
I’m wondering, would more resources be helpful to you? I’m all about sharing the knowledge and I’m a research freak…would therapy videos help? Would other websites and helpful information help? let me know what you think! Having that kind of stuff all in one place seems like a good idea. 🙂
4 more days until I go back to work full time. Where has the summer gone?