After a few weeks of Therapy Mania in the books I think I can say with confidence that this was the BEST plan for Zachary yet. Oh how our morning schedule is crazy. The two days I leave him in the hands of the therapists and go to work are stressful and rip my mama heart out a little. He cries through a lot of the sessions and regularly makes his opinion known, but physically he’s making such great strides. I truly think it’s the consistency of how often he’s there and the creative determination of his therapists that’s really making this beneficial.
How about a little picture tour of Zachary's mornings!
Here he is supposed to be learning to stack - but of course crashing the tower is much more fun.
Sitting on the edge of this stool with open space in front of him is a massive improvement for Zachary in the past week. This is something his PT has been working on with him for months. He's had a huge fear of sitting alone and used to scream and shake and cling to his therapist when she'd try to make him sit like this. Of course toys with music and lights are required as a distraction.
Look at Zachary on his legs!
Aimee is great at pushing the limits and trying things with him that seem impossible right now. Here she's just trying to get him used to the idea of a walker in front of him. He'll also have to get used to holding on to a walker if he's going to one day use one.
This is the fun new skill. He's actually starting to enjoy this little bike and pushes on his little heels to make this tiny bike go!
They sent this bike home with us for the weekend to keep working on it and here's a video clip from here at home last night. Such a miracle!
Thank you for your prayers and encouragement over the past couple weeks as we get this therapy mania started. Just asking how we are doing has meant so much. It's crazy, but so far so worth it.
Last month an amazing group of people surprised me with an incredible gift - they raised money to purchase a Firefly Upsee for Zachary. My sweet friend texted yesterday to say it arrived at her house clear from England yesterday and we'll be getting it TODAY! I am so incredibly grateful for the thoughtfulness and love my friends from today and years gone by showed toward us, and I can't help but see God's hand through this gift. The timing of getting the Upsee during these therapy intensive weeks? Zachary is at such a perfectly motivated spot these days. I can't wait to see how the Upsee helps in crazy amazing ways on his journey of growing and progressing.
More on that later!