Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Play Dough

Kendall loves playing with play dough. She used to hold things all the time in both hands, but for the past 3 or 4 months that kind of slowed down. Yesterday she held play dough in her hands for about 30 minutes. She was reaching (even across mid line) to pick it up. She likes the smell...(check out the video below!)

In her high chair, she's started picking up toys and throwing them on the ground. When we pick them back up and place on the tray, the game continues.

I remember reading early on in this journey that CP kids tend to follow a normal timeline of developmental milestones...just in their own time. Kendall's recent interest in looking at herself in the mirror, playing peek-a-boo, holding out her pointer finger and pointing to body parts when asked, and now smelling (and trying to eat) play dough proves that to be true.

Each day is something new! It's unbelievable.

Today we are off to spend the day at the hospital. Kendall has an EEG, then a follow up with her Neuro to discuss the results, and talk about our next course of action. I'm thinking a very slow wean of the diet is in our future, but who knows. EEG's never seem to bring us good news, so I feel a little uneasy today.

The adventure continues...


ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I hope Kendall's EEG goes smoothly and the results are positive! :) She is sure loving that playdough in the video.

Lauren said...

Thinking of you. Having a little boy with seizures, I know that uneasy feeling about EEG's all too well. I hope it goes well. Keep your head up!

Jennifer said...

The playdough thing gives me hope!!! Wade HATES touching things--especially playdough. It doesn't help that I don't like messes, so I don't typically encourage him using his hands during eating and such. So, my goal for BOTH of us this week is to play with food! I think I'm going to spread out some pudding or yogurt on his tray and see how he reacts to touching it! Then we'll eventually get to playdough again!

Good luck with the EEG.

Reagan Leigh said...

So good to hear about all of the new progress! I would kill for Reagan to do any of those things! Seriously. I also loved the video of her shaking her head yes...so cute!

Janet said...

She is so stinkin cute! I love to hear your giggling on the video. Giddy with joy and progress. Love it!