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!!