Today Madi surprised me with something wonderful.... a big, opened mouth, slobbery smooch! It was wonderful! I had said "Madi, Kiss" and made a kissing noise, but was not really expecting anything in return. Instead I got a big kiss! Madi leaned forward with her mouth wide open and planted a big one on me. I wanted to see if she really knew what she was doing or if it was just coincidence so I did it again later in the day and, sure enough, I got the same response from her. My little girl is just growing up way too fast! Too bad she's not allowed to date and practice her new skills until she's at least 30.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Madi's cast is officially off! YEAH!!!! She is now sporting a very cool pair of new shoes. I'm going to make little flowers and bows to clip on them and have already ordered a few pairs of cute knee-high socks from the children's place. I mean, hey, she's still got to be stylish, right!?!?!? We are, unfortunately, having some issues with these, so she actually may be getting a different pair. I noticed she was getting pressure sores on her left foot that weren't letting up after 30 minutes. She also had some swelling and warmness, which is not normal and was only on her left foot. I started using the "pringle chips" to alleviate it but it's not working. Her feet are also not staying planted in her shoes as they should. I constantly readjust, and they constantly pop out. It is an upward battle for sure. I showed her physical therapist (who, by the way, we LOVE) today and she is also concerned. We have an appointment set up to go back in and see Dr. Segal so hopefully he can help us figure out what is going on. Let me tell you, though, this girl is something else! She doesn't let anything get in her way. She's already figured out how to start crawling around again. What an amazing little gal we've been blessed with!
Friday, September 11, 2009
After winning our court case against the state, we had to figure out how to incorporate additional hours in to our therapy sessions. The only way to do that for occupational therapy was to do two consecutive hours, which is a lot for Madi to do at once. We decided that the best way to break it up would be with some fun play as well as some eating time. Danette, her OT, suggested that we do more swinging time. Though it looks like fun, and it is, it also very beneficial. Both Madi and Conner loved it! The swing hangs in the door-frame and you can use different swings and attachments. I would love to find one that we can use more often. Madi is getting too big for her vibrating chair and cannot be in any type of exasaucer, making it hard to put her down when I get ready in the morning. I am trying to find a used door-frame system so that I can put Madi in a toddler swing while I get ready so that she is both close and happy. If anyone knows how to make something like this http://www.especialneeds.com/support-bar-rainy-day-indoor-playground.html and can help, I'd be forever grateful! In the meantime, we'll keep swinging!