All of this stomping our feet has had a great benefit. She was willing to sit in Joy’s tomato chair. She is so gravitationally defensive! She freaks out just to sit in a chair at the table. So putting her in the chair and playing this game was helping her work on that fear. Awesome! All of this hard chair sitting also has another objective – to strengthen those muscles. See the second picture? She is at the doctor again, sorry Bella. (It was just endocrine, she’s fine) See how she’s slumping forward? We have to strengthen those muscles to get her to sit upright. Sitting in a hard chair without a lot of support (what she usually has) is excellent therapy for that!
Bella cuddling with her Daddy
Loved watching Bella trying to eat some of the chocolate milkshake She was a mess, but she got some in her mouth! So impressed with her trying to eat!
This one was great! We were reading scriptures and Bella crawled over to the table, stood up (holding on to the table), cruised a little(!!!) to get to the side of the table with the books, got a book, scooted back over to us, and sat down to read. A lot of effort, but I was so pleased!
Seeing if we can’t entice her into using Brother’s walker. She needs so much support when she walks – that left leg just can’t support her weight, but she just doesn’t like walkers. We got about four steps out of her. PT doesn’t understand why she won’t use them. She could get everywhere. But she does go everywhere – she scoots or she has started crawling again. This girl knows her body. When she’s ready she’ll use it and not a second before!
We went to a Hydrocephalus Walk for Brother.