Thursday, September 17, 2009

NAPA Center Day 4

Why do I do all of this?


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That is why!!!!!!!

Makenzie did well again today! Man did they ever work her HARD!!!

She did not sleep very well at all last night. She was very restless and kept clacking like she had a tickle in the back of her throat. I am sure her throat is a bit scratchy after all of the crying she has done in the last 3 days! Poor Girl!

Letting her cry like that is REALLY hard to say the least but it is what she needs! She needs to be pushed out of these bad patterns that her brain continues to be stuck in! It is about repetition! Development works that way with every child. Makenzie just needs more then the average Joe!

Makenzie is SOOOOOO loose! Today when we were doing side sit her hips fell right into it and we didn't even need the sandbags to keep her from pushing her legs out! This is HUGE!!!


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As soon as they put the neuro suit on her this morning they set her up on the treadmill. She has NEVER done this before! I have asked at her therapy clinic but they do not have the right equipment for a child Makenzie's size. Makneize HATED it! She screamed and screamed! I asked if they thought it hurt her and they said it probably did. Why? Well, because Makenzie is used to only being in forward space. The treadmill with the help of the therapists required her to not only step forward but bring her leg and hip all the way back to step. This is not something that Makenzie's body is used and it is very tight. So good, Oh so good!!!


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To add insult to injury, as soon as they where done on the tread mill they put Makenzie in the crawler and had her wheelbarrow walk, on her hands, across the clinic! This is one of her LEAST favorite activities! She cried through out that as well!


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At the end of the day she was ALL smiles and layed so nice for listening therapy!!! Not one tear there!

I am really enjoying our time here! The Napa Center is AMAZING!!! The therapists WANT to be there! They love these kids and have so much knowledge! They do not get frustrated and they sure never give up on ANY child! When they say 4 hours of therapy they are not lying! Makenzie gets a 15 min break at the half way point! WOW!!! I am soooo proud of her! AMAZING!!!!

This is how Makenzie looked at the end of the day today! All spread out on her back! No ball (flexed) baby here! WOW!!! Results... yeah... I can't wait to see what happens by day 20!!!


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Keep Praying!!!

4 comments:

Janis said...

So awesome to see so much improvement!!!

..telicia.. said...

wow! she gets to be there 20 days?? thats great!! so if everything works out how it should, what is the ending result? being able to move better and be more flexible?? as you post about the center, i'm SOOO interested!!

..telicia.. said...

wow! makenzie gets to be there for 20 days?? that's great! so, if everything goes as planned, what is the ending result?? being able to move better and be more flexible?? as you post about the center, i'm SOOO interested!!!

mary clendinning said...

Pam, we have read your daily accounts and are ecstatic for this treatment for McKenzie. Your stamina, love and durability are amazing and wonderful. We pray daily for you both.

Bill and Mary Clendinning

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