It's been a while since I shared an update about Mary and her hyptonia.
In August, her physical therapist moved to West Virginia and unofficially released us from therapy at the same time. We agreed I could come back once a month to meet with someone else just to check in and address any concerns I had. I went once in September and skipped October. I went back in November, but really, I only went to confirm that PT wasn't needed any more. Mary seems to have evened out the strength on her left and right sides. Her legs aren't bowing as much and she wants to climb on EVERYTHING she can. So, again, we are unofficially done, though we do have authorization for treatment until next April. Just in case.
As for speech therapy, we still continue to go once a week and work with her more frequently at home. She can say two words - Mama and Yeah. At this point, that is behind the norm, especially since she says neither on command. Thankfully, she has no feeding issues and is always happy to eat macaroni and cheese, applesauce, cheese roll-ups, bananas, and several other foods. She is even a better eater than her big sister.
Regarding her sign language vocabulary, it is increasing too. She says milk, more, eat, please, diaper, and sleep. These are all very helpful words to know too.
Finally, we did have some discouraging news recently regarding our insurance coverage, but thankfully, I was able to resolve that issue this morning and I think we can keep her in ST for another 2 months or so. I am really fond of her therapist, Nikki, and would miss chatting with her each week if we had to cancel our appointments due to funding. Did you know it costs roughly $80 for a 30-minute ST session?! No way could we afford that out of pocket 4 times a month.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Shared by Jennifer at 12/01/2010 07:09:00 PM
Labels: My Mary Mitchell
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