Okay I don't want to jinx anything, but things have been going pretty well for Wysdom. He has joined his first baby group. I know it's late but this is the first time that he hasn't had any pressing medical issues. We still have many issues and things to do however nothing that prevents us from a little FUN. So Tuesday's we head off to Kid's Ability and join several other moms for some songs, books and puppets and toys. It has only been two weeks, but Wysdom loves it!! This Friday he will also join a music therapy group which we are really excited about.
Physical therapy has been a challenge but we are reaping some of the hard work. Wysdom despite all of his medical issues is continuing to do well. He has now mastered sitting-he did this about a month and half ago. We are really proud of him for this achievement. Can you believe we were once told that they were unsure if he would be able to sit. Although he does not go on his tummy now since the g tube, he has still developed strong muscles in some areas of his body. We are now working on crawling or rocking on all fours (with tummy of the ground). Last week we tried standing for the first time too. The therapist used an apparatus called the "stander". Okay at first I was a little afraid and skeptical. They had this old piece of equipment that look quiet torturous. However it worked out really well and allowed him to start using more of his leg muscles. We are going to focus on his standing at home now. We are so excited to move forward with the next goal and we can tell Wysdom is too.
Somehow withing the last month or so we have also found out the Wysdom is more of a social butterfly than a shy little guy. He has blossomed and is open to so many more people. He is laughing and clapping and spreading lost of joy. One of is favorite things now is to take a car ride. We can see a "Road Trip" in the near future.
We are having a lot of fun and just wanted to share some of the good stuff that happens too. Yes we still are busy with cardiology appointments, eye patching, and feeding issues, but somehow things seem to be progressing.
We have had one big feeding assessment done about 2 weeks ago by Sara from Talk Tools that we are grateful for because now we have a plan for Wysdom's feeding and speech issues. As well we have some big appointments coming up this week too. Our big cardiology appointment is on Thursday and we are going to our first Down Syndrome Clinic in the morning. So yes it is still really busy...but we are more than surviving!