Saturday, September 25, 2010

Getting Stronger

Kendall's balance is improving by the minute. If she would just stop throwing herself back into an arching position all the time, she would definitely be able to sit independently....And if she would just open up her hands and allow weight to be put on them, she'd be even better.

For the longest time, Kendall never had an interest in looking at anything or playing or touching toys. It was impossible to find motivation for her to do any type of therapy other than us moving her on our own to bear weight and have stretches.

I'm not sure if it's the improvement in her vision, her sudden interest in looking at herself in the mirror, or her new found love for playing the piano...but all of a sudden she's interested in the world! She loves movement and now is starting to initiate it on her own!

The latest Kendall development....when the song "If You're Happy and You Know It" comes on, she will clap her leg with her right hand, stomp her feet (you have to watch carefully) and nod her head every time! I even peeked around the corner at her in the room by herself to see if she would do it without being prompted...and she did! With a gigantic smile on her face!


Jennifer said...

What awesome achievements. Before long, she might even like watching TV:-)

Cjengo said...

Kendall always gives me such hope. What a lil hero you have there. Just adore her!

Maria said...

I can just imagine your joy at witnessing these accomplishments, because I can only imagine my own. YAY what a great post!

Anonymous said...

Her new interest via vision is great news!

Hoping to read good news from the EEG.

Explaining the arching is so complicated, but part of preventing it is good foot braces.