Thursday, September 3, 2009

Graduation day nears

Since arriving home, Quinn has been in various types of therapy for his various developmental delays. Now home 10 months, he is starting to catch up to his chronological age.

First to go was occupational therapy, when the state-provided therapist said she didn't feel like she was needed anymore. Now we're looking at the end of speech therapy and physical therapy. The speech therapist said Quinn is approaching normal for a late talker, and she may start cutting back from weekly to twice-monthly sessions. The physical therapist said Quinn's shoulder is as good as it's going to get without surgery (we're still waiting to hear what the insurance company is willing to pay for) and she's happy with his physical development except that he stands with his feet too far apart, making his ankles roll inward. So she's going away for a month, during which we're supposed to put him in a tight little skirt made of an ace bandage for a while each day to force his legs together. He loves putting on MaMa's shoes and sunglasses, let's see how he feels about skirts!


Snickerdoodle said...

You know, when mine was young, she stood with her feet wide apart too, and they called it Gravitational Insecurity, because she didn't feel comfortable any other way. She sorta "braced" herself on the floor, while standing. It's gone now. Has anyone mentioned that as a possibility?

Snick :)

Jill said...

That sounds just like what Quinn does. The PT said she hoped it would go away, but she didn't want to wait it out because it could lead to foot problems that could lead to knee problems that could lead to hip problems...