Back at it!

School started back a week ago, and G made it back for two days and was having diaper issues the other few days, so he had quite the abbreviated week. Mama C is hopeful we are over it and he can get back into the routine – today’s drop off was a bit rough!

One thing we did over the break was turn G around in his gait trainer – you can see here he is less supported, but with the front being open, he is better able to access activities at school and in the classroom. This set up is also similar to a walker, which he will (hopefully) move to, which looks similar but without the support around his core.

G new GTHe isn’t quite as proficient with this set up, and the swim noodle helps keep his pelvis forward, but that back right foot often gets caught behind. He also needs constant reminders to put his hands on the handles – if he would do that, it helps give him more support and would be much easier, but he has no interest. His creative teacher put some pictures of Mickey Mouse on the handles, so maybe that will be more incentive for him to do it!? Hopefully with practice he will improve with this set up, and I am thinking with music therapy and a metronome as a reminder to keep marching to pace, it should help.

<img class=" size-medium wp-image-518 alignleft" src="×225.jpg" alt="G show and tell" width="300" height="225" srcset="×225.jpg 300w,×300.jpg 400w, http://www vendre 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />G has show and tell at school every other week – here you see him sharing one of his favorite new cars with the class. I love seeing these pictures of him interacting with his class in the same ways as his peers. 🙂

As of Jan 1 our insurance changed, which means we have to go through the approval process for G’s therapies – I kinda hate missing out, but it’s also kind of a nice break to get home and have fun, instead of right to therapy! Hopefully all the approvals will be in place in the next week….

Tomorrow is the dreaded visit with the developmental pediatrician. It’s just the annual reminder of how far behind G is in his development, and while of course we aren’t surprised, it’s always a bit tough to hear. He has been working so hard though, I am hopeful we will see some big jumps in his scores! Stay tuned!

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