Wednesday, October 19, 2016

physical therapy update

Lilli just had her second physical therapy appointment this past week. I was honestly so nervous because I had no idea what to expect. But so far she’s doing great and responding well, and our therapist has been amazing.

We knew from our previous exams that Lilli’s core is very weak, but our therapist has also noticed that her hips are weak as well. 

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Since our first appointment, Lilli is now able to:

-crawl longer lengths for longer periods of time.
-sit to stand, with assistance.
-play on her knees for a short amount of time.

Our therapist has suggested ball time, where she sits on a small inflated ball to increase her core strength while we move the ball in slight movements, crawling throughout the day, playing on her knees against our legs, and making sure her hips and legs stay aligned throughout the day.

She hopes that in the next few weeks, Lilli will crawl longer lengths without being prompted, sit to stand (pulling up on something) without assistance, and *hopefully* getting her to walk with something, like a walker, without our assistance.

Small yet huge progress!

We will update you as updates come.

xoxo, Brandi 

8 comments:

  1. Its great progress is being made. Working with a therapist who knows the ropes makes all the difference

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  2. That is such great news, Brandi! It sounds like she's making great progress! I will continue to pray for her.

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    1. That is so sweet of you Lindsay! Thank you!!

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  3. Aww this is awesome to read, putting you guys in my prayers and for more amazing news to come.

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  4. That is AMAZING progress and it makes me so very happy to hear/read. She is in my prayers as always and kudos to you mama, for being strong and dedicated! You are the perfect example of what it means to be a mom <3 Love you!

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