Friday, August 14, 2009

Yeah for physical therapy...

Wysdom showed off today...he pulled out all of his new tricks to show our physical therapist, Kathy. Kathy has been away on holidays for a couple of weeks and today Wysdom aimed to please. It was almost like he said "hey this is what I can do...where have you been?" I haven't even seen him do some of the stuff that he did. He had lots of fun and just kept going like the energizer bunny. Since the open heart surgery we have seen some new skills from Wysdom and a huge increase in energy and stamina. Before he could only tolerate a little bit of floor time before getting winded and then fussing and crying. Now he just seems to love it and have much more fun.

The PT was able to notice a huge difference and she was very pleased. Wysdom now comfortably lays on his tummy and props on his elbows for an extended amount of time. He also is starting to kick a lot and build up his stomach muscles. We had him in the Bumbo chair for a while and he really tolerated that longer than we thought. He still has quite a bit of work to do before he can sit...but we will get there. He has to strengthen his shoulder and back area....however we are moving in that direction. He even threw in a da... da... da... and some clapping. It was a great day following our not so hot day with the feeding team(previous post).

So now, my new goals are to help him strengthen his arms by getting him to do almost like a supported push-up, to continue to help him sit in the chair with support, help him develop more of his trunk muscles by sitting on a bouncing ball and to practice rolling over. Yes this can all be daunting if you include the feeding skills that we need to practice, mixed in with the numerous hospital visits and appointments....BUT we are doing remarkably well and I must say I am pretty proud that we are handling this all.. We just need a BIGGER agenda book!!

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wow it sounds like Wysdom is doing great! My little Yusef tends to show off for the therapist as well. Isn't that funny? Keep up the good work Wysdom!

Stevenson Family said...

That is so exciting!! I love reading about all your ups and downs. It really has helped me to prepare my own journey with Beau. Thanks for all the updates. The g-tube looks great and now it is just getting him off the vent. I was going to ask how you got home with an ng tube. My hospital wouldn't send us home on that. They put g-tubes in all the babies if they need feeding tubes at home. They can stay in for longer times and very easy to manage.

Evelyn said...

Way to go Wysdom! Wysdom showed out. :D

I have given you an award. Have a great weekend!
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Tausha said...

Yeah, that is so great. Sounds like he is doing really well. It's it fun to see the new things they do that surprise us. Your doing a great job Mom!!

Beverly said...

Such great news! How wonderful. He is doing so well!