Friday, May 25, 2012
Alison had a pretty good day today. We had a very full day of therapies in which a few pretty cool things happened. I'd yet to see the new movement in her left leg where she, when sitting, raises her leg - bending at the hip joint. That's a pretty big deal because she was lifting the weight of her entire leg - against gravity no less. And she got to hang out with Zeypher, the schnauzer Angel Dog, during recreational therapy. After that, she had speech therapy with the assistive tech doc. I was surprised to find them working on traditional speech therapy rather than using all of the electronic devices. And Alison did really well and the doctor was very impressed. She didn't say any words really, but she worked on pronouncing a slew of new sounds and practiced some new techniques as well. At one point, we put on some of Alison's favorite music and encouraged her to sing along. Although we've listened to those songs many times, this time she really engaged in mouthing lyrics and humming along to some extent. It wasn't perfect, but it was exciting for her and us to experience. My mom and nephew will arrive tomorrow, and I'm going to go to bed early tonight. Thanks for all of your continued support.