These last couple of weeks have been crazy. Shyanne has gone from doing just speech and OT therapy to now having PT and have a play specialist.
I am going to start off with the good part of this last week. Part of Shyannes play therapy is going out in the community and doing different activities with other children close in age and all with special needs. Well, this week’s adventure was to attend a gymnastics open gym! Oh boy, both Izzy and Shy had so much fun! Izzy walked all 3 different levels of blance beams. They also had a big trampoline built into the floor. I have never seen my kids have as big of smiles on their faces for this long! Shy loved bouncing on the trampoline and Izzy would jump into the foam pit with her Aunt! They even convinced me to get onto the trampoline.
Well, Friday was a very emotional day for me. Shyanne has to have AFOs due to bad balance, needing extra ankle support, and because she walks a lot on her toes. She has done this since she started walking, but the OT was hoping that she would outgrow it. Friday was not emotional because I was scared of her having AFOs, or as I call them braces. Why would I be scared of them? I have had them since I was tiny. It wasn’t because of her AFO doctor. I will only let her see mine because I trust him. It was emotional because as a parent you never want to see your child, especially as young as Shy, going through some of the medical issues you have faced. I mean my poor little girl who has already gone through so much and she’s not even two! As I sat there holding her tight so that she could be measured I couldn’t help but to cry. She was scared of the doctor and what was going on. Meanwhile I was worried about blisters and if they would hurt her. I never thought that I would have a child that would need leg braces. So now we wait two and a half weeks and go pick them up.
Shyanne has also been having a lot of asthma issues and not letting mommy leave her. Izzy has gotten her first school pictures! I can’t believe how fast she is growing up! They turned out amazing and they actually caught a real izzy smile! She also has aid her first really big sentence “daddy I asked my mommy to watch Snowman.” When she says Snowman, she’s referring to the movie Frozen. It’s amazing how much preschool is helping her with her speech!!!!
Well I must go. Please feel free to ask questions as always and thank you for reading my blog!!!!
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