Monday, September 21, 2009

Here We Go Again! Day 6

Mondays are hard!!!

As yesterday was winding down I started to get anxious about the morning! Unlike last Monday, I knew what today would bring! Crying, and lots of it! I know that this is so good for Makenzie! She feels so loose and she is doing really well with tall kneel, all fours, and standing! That doesn't make watching it any easier! I am tired! If I had to guess, it is not physical exhaustion, but emotional.

Sunday Makenzie and I didn't change out of our jammies until 3pm! We ran to the store and picked up a few things for the week and then came back took a shower and put Kenzie to bed. It was a really nice relaxing day!

I got Makenzie some pudding and a few other smooth things. Why? Makenzie has been vocalizing when I eat and wants to EAT!!! When we were at Chilies in Long Beach every time I would take a bite she would follow the fork to my mouth and make a sound. I asked her if she wanted a bite and she gave me a huge smile! I told her she had to tell me with her voice and she did OVER and OVER! She did it again last night when I was eating dinner! So I have started giving her small bits again with a TON of success!! She is not consuming a lot of food but she is very receptive about eating and seems to enjoy it which is HUGE! Feeding her has always been a fight! She has never WANTED to eat! WOW!!! Go God! Go Stem Cells! Go IMOT, Go Tomatis, but really all that needs to be said is THANK YOU JESUS!!!

Therapy started off today kinda rough this morning. Makenzie knew the second we walked in the door that she didn't want to be there!

She cried.... and cried.... and cried! I have noticed that the first 2 hours are the worst. After that it seems to get much easier.

After stretching and putting on the nuero suit they put her on the treadmill. I didn't feel the need to take anymore agonizing pictures or videos of that activity! I think that is by far her least favorite activity. This doesn't make since to me as she loves to walk. Who knows!

Then we moved onto crawling. They made a ramp for her and had her crawl up it. Even threw all of the crying she looked GREAT! She still doesn't want to hold her head up but she is doing a ton better putting weight into her hands, arms, elbows, and knees without extending her hips and legs! Go Kenz!


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Then she worked on sit to stand using the wall ladder. She did great with this as well and was able to push with her butt and legs with her hands on the ladder above her! She even pulled her head up on her own!


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During our short break Makenzie and I played in the ball pit! She loved it!


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After we worked in the cage on more sitting and weight bearing. She also continues to well lifting weights with her arms and legs!


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Then standing! Today she got to stand with her buddy Joey! They had sooooo much fun playing the drums together!

Look at them both looking at each other!


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On to Tomatis we went. They did a ton of swinging with Makenzie today! She did really good and seemed to enjoy most all of it!


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Thanks so much for hanging in there with us! We are having a GREAT trip! Please pray for continued health and healing!! Believe... Prayer Works!






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