Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Physical Therapy Update!

I was so excited to finally get the call from our Children's Hospital that we were finally off the waiting list for PT!  Our evaluation was last Monday and things went pretty well.  The evaluation lasted about an hour and she mostly just let Liam play while she observed him.

The PT told me that he is behind but he is doing well for his adjusted age of 7 months.  He is on track for his 3-5 month milestones and is doing what most 5-7 month olds are doing.  He is not doing any milestones for his actual age of 10 months which is totally expected with a micropreemie.

Liam qualified for physical therapy twice a week.  We went on Monday and Tuesday of this week and let me tell you, Liam is pooped after his sessions!  The PT is working with him a lot on the yoga ball with him trying to gain his balance (the OT does this as well).  He made such a change just from last Monday till yesterday.  Today he actually was able to sit by himself for a total of 10 seconds!  My goal is for him to be sitting up unassisted by his birthday.  I'm not sure if this is realistic or not but it's always good to have goals, right?

Also, about two weeks ago I had a meeting with our case worker with Early Steps to add PT to his schedule.  There is a lapse in time between the meeting and when services can start and I just got the call yesterday to schedule Liam's first PT appointment with Early Steps.  Things are rolling right along for us!  Liam will be receiving PT 3x a week now which is awesome.  However, his schedule is filling right up!  The only day we don't have services/therapies is on Thursday.  He is one busy micropreemie.

Till next time.

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