Little Bella has captured the hearts of our family and everyone that meets her. We want to share her story with all.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Gait Trainer and Life

A lot of catching up to do…

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Unfortunately, she started doing something funky with her legs two weeks ago.  She has started throwing her left hip forward to make her left leg move forward.  So she is on a gait trainer hiatus for a bit.  Today they came and fitted her for new AFOs and we are still trying to find the best kind of knee brace for her totally dislocated knee.  I have faith that her PT and orthotist will figure it out.

Her teacher is always trying to come up with toys so she will “play.”  There is so much of the world that she has never seen, so she doesn’t “play” the way they want her to.  For example, she took a small bowl and a little stick and told Bella she was making a cake, and then she put it under the bed.  “I’m putting it in the oven now.”  OK, totally abstract and something she has never seen.  She doesn’t eat cake.  She doesn’t help me cook.  I just shake my head.  But this hat…this she liked.  If the tongue is out that far, she’s a happy girl!

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OT brought over a cube chair.  Bella thought it was great!  Playing in beans – very cool!

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Big sister and Bella listening to music   The girls playing.

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