Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Therapy 7.12

Therapy is good.  I enjoy working with my therapists and seeing the small improvements everyday. 

Yeserterday I worked with my PT.  They usually do range of motion on my arms and legs before we really move on to anything else.  Luckily 3 of my 4 limbs have all stayed pretty flexible ... my right arm hasn't been as lucky.  It's not unfixable, it just needs a little more time.

After ROM we get into the tough stuff (for me and most infants) ... sitting.  I am moved to a sitting position on the side of the bed.  My therapists do this most often by grabbing under my legs and behind my back and spinning me.  Once I am stable on the side of the bed we do a variety of exercises; leaning on to my elbows and back up, reaching across my body, leaning forward and back.  They are all to strengthen my abs.  It's good because I can feel my muscles contracting again, like there is something besides flabby mush in there again.  

No wonder infants have such a hard time!  I had to learn to hold my head up again, to sit up, to push through my elbows and when I lay on my stomach, and I am attempting to roll over.  I seriously know the frustration they must feel as they grow and learn new tasks!  Maybe that's why we don't remember it.


Jayme said...

You are doing great! I remember having the same feelings about infants learning to roll over, crawl, stand or walk. Standing was the hardest part for me. I would get up, lock my knees, and then be unable to move my legs. I didn't think I'd ever get it right, and I kept thinking "How do little babies do this all on their own?" Feeling your muscles contract is a wonderful sign. Keep up your positive attitude. You're getting there.

Kyle and Tiffany said...

It's amazing to me the things we take for granted in life. I'm glad that you are making progress and hope you know how much I admire you for your positive attitude. You are an inspiration to me!

Crisamore's said...

You are right on that one...we learn when we are little so we do forget. I'm glad to hear you are make progress...keep up the good work! :o)