Thursday, December 17, 2009

Peek a boo!!!!

Abby playing possumIf I cover my cant see me
Peek A Boo!!!!
I know I said I would get better about keeping up the blog. We have just been terribly busy. With the outside therapies and now that the computer is up in the bedroom I just plain forget. I will do better.
Abby is doing pretty good lately. We are even bolus feeding her in the morning and afternoon and she is growing like a weed. Last year she was the same weight she was at 18 months old. 26 pounds or so. She is running an average of 36-38 and is 44 inches tall!! Woo hoo. Thank GOD for the feeding tube!
We are discussing possibly getting her into hippo therapy...or horseback therapy in the spring. Her therapist really thinks she would gain alot of core strength from it. My problem is that I am scared to death of horses so I dont know how in the world I am going to put my baby on one! But I will if it will help her.
Please stop by and leave a comment,. Would love to know you were here!
More soon


Doris said...

Good to see you posting again! The horses are nice :)

The MacDonald Family said...

So glad you posted, and for the pics! I missed seeing that beautiful face! So glad Abby's gaining weight - she looks wonderful!!!

barb said...

I follow the hippotherapy blogs (using horses for therapy). I am an OT. I just want to comment that even if you are afraid of horses it might be a good experience and you don't have to actually get near the horse if you don't want to. Make sure that the facility provides a side walker (someone who walks on the other side of the horse) and that the horse is on the shorter side and not too bouncy. I can see from the photos that your daughter may have difficulty with good head control and will need a lot of physical assist to maintain an good posture. I think it is worth trying. She should have hippotherapy done by a registered OT, PT or Speech therapist, not a therapeutic riding instructor because the horse will be used as a treatment tool. Therapeutic riding instructors teach children with disabilities how to ride and there is a big difference.
Barbara Smith OTR/L