Thursday, July 12, 2012

Always Cheering

Leo last June, 2011 at 13 months old

I love our early intervention therapist.  They are on our side.  They want the best for Leo.  They recognize how far he has come in the last year. 

Today was Leo's one year meeting.  The therapists all had to share how Leo has progressed during the last year and what level he is at developmentally now.  Bottom line Leo is at about a 9 month level for a lot of areas and even lower for feeding, oral and communication. 

Leo is two years old.  This could be a depressing situation, but the therapists didn't even give me opportunity to go there.  They all kept pointing out how far he has come.  How a year ago he just laid there and did nothing.  Could not sit up, could not lift up his head, the list could go on and on. 

I just picked out a walker for him with our PT's help.  He is moving.  He is engaging.  He has a spark he didn't have a year ago.  Yes, we have a long way to go, but I am thankful that God has surrounded us with an awesome group of therapists to cheer us on. 

 Leo and Emma (the dog) are now working together.
Leo pulled the spatula from the dishwasher and 
Emma enjoyed licking off the remnants of our dinner. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Leo

    My name is Jenna. You are a brave courageous fighter. you are a special miracle from god, a gift from above, earthly angel,and you are a smilen hero. You are full of happiness, life, smiles, joy, fun,love, and spunk.

    I was born with a rare life threatening disease, and have 14 other medical conditions, and developmental delays.

    I wrote this poem
    Each of us are Special
    Each of us different,
    No one is the same
    Each of are us are unique in our own way,
    Those of us who have challenges, we smile through our day.
    Those who of us who have challenges, we smile through our day.
    It doesn't matter what others say
    we are special anyway.
    What is forty feet and sings? the school chior