The past two weeks have been very busy with doctor appointments and meetings. We had our six month evaluation with First Steps (all the therapists and the coordinator) to discuss our goals for the next six months. We are going to put more focus on speech therapy for communication and less focus on physical therapy. We will also be adding an occupational therapist to focus on fine motor skills.
We visited with the Orthopedic doctor on Monday who said that Emily is doing great. She had only good news for her and is excited about the capabilities that she sees in her. She increased the dose of her Baclofen (which is to relax her muscles) and gave her a prescription for a new set of orthopedic footwear.
We saw her neurologist yesterday and he was optimistic also. We need to keep things in perspective. I am not saying that they think she is going to be fully functional, they just see improvements in her movements and her attention. She was following an object with her eyes for the neurologist and paying attention to him when he was speaking to her. These are good signs!
Emily is still having problems with congestion. We put her on Amoxicillion for a week and it seemed to make things worse. She is now done with the medication and she is where she was before she started taking it. She has been sleeping through the night and eating more food than she was previously, so we are going to leave well enough alone.
We have not been very camera happy the last few weeks. I don't think we have taken any pictures of Emily this year...at least I haven't. As soon as we do, we'll post them.
Someone sent me a pretty funny photo that I think is appropriately named Red Neck Seafood Dinner. Everything on this plate is a typical food that you would have at any gathering here in KY. If you are reading this from RI, it is going to look a little strange, but any Southerner will understand.