Monday, December 1, 2008

Here we go again....

I wanted to give an update on Josh today. Since he was sick a couple weeks ago, and then the holidays were last week, it's been 5 weeks since his PT saw him. So today was quite the informative day. I am sure I have posted about his balance issues, his head bumps ect. from walking. I have been more concerned about his safety than anything, so paying attention to his feet hasn't been my top priority. Within a couple minutes of observing him walk today, his therapist discovered he is walking on his tippy toes with his feet pointed out more than usual. She thinks it has to do with sensory input again, but is also part of why he might have balance problems. So since he is still working on walking and we haven't even gotten beyond that, she is going to have him wear some foot braces to train his feet the right way. He will get fitted tomorrow for them and we should have them in a couple weeks. She doesn't know why he is having so much sensory problems, that is something we still haven't discovered yet. But whatever helps him is the best way to go. We had talked a few months ago about when he would be done with PT, and she basically said as soon as he was walking independantly and standing himself up, she would discharge him. Well today she told me he is having so many balance problems and still not doing some other basics like learning how to walk up stairs (with us holding his hands), doing the feet movements that he needs, ect. so we are probably looking at a few more months after all. Not that this is a big deal, I just was surprised. We first thought he would be done by the end of september, then it was halloween, then it was christmas. So it took me by surprise. I am glad he has such good therapists working with him that want him to succeed. I just need to remind myself to not have a time frame on anything at all. He just needs that extra help every step of the way.

So that is how things are going right now. It's going to be a very busy week for us, so I hope to make it to the end! LOL!! Thanks for all the love and concern!

6 comments:

Tanya said...

Well then. I agree, at least his therapist wants to stick with him til he's doing good. That's a very good thing.

Megan said...

Hope everything turns out well! It seems like he's getting excellent care from the doctors and his family.

nixon5 said...

Never a dull moment huh, even when you wish there was LOL.

Amy said...

Poor little Josh! I hope this new challenge doesn't last very long. He such a cute boy! It looks like you guys had a fun Thanksgiving. I wish we were there.

Ashley said...

I am glad they are figuring things out. Hopefully he will be walking with the braces and doing great in no time. Glad you guys had a fun Thanksgiving!

Heidi said...

I hope everything goes alright for little Josh. It sounds like you have a good therapist that wants to help him in every way possible.