Thursday, July 15, 2010

Physical Therapy Update

Madison is doing really well with her walking. (she's now 18 months old) However, she has reached a point where she is happier to crawl than try and walk around. So, she has abandoned her walker, and yells when we try to get her to walk. Bummer!

Our therapist said this is pretty typical with late walkers. So, we are now going to really pressure her to walk more, and make her use the walker instead of crawling around the house and yard. Pray for us! She is very independent and likes to YELL! So, it will be a challenge. :)

We are stepping up the therapy appointments as well for a bit to try and get her over this hump. She should be walking independently relatively soon! I'm excited for it, but I also realize its going to take a lot of work to get there.

Another positive, she is not needing as much bracing, so we are leaving off the front portion of her braces, and are loosening the straps around her calves. Her next braces will be a bit lower, with the goal of going as low as possible to give her the support she needs. She's keeping her feet forward better all the time, and her therapist is very happy with her improvement there.

Not a lot of news otherwise. We are enjoying the summer weather, which finally showed up. Busy with swimming lessons and summer schooling. But fitting lots of play time and outings in when we can.


  1. I enjoyed reading your updates, Kim. Your blog is looking so nice! All the pictures & everything... I hadn't been by in a while. Glad to hear that walking will be not far off. Hope to see you soon. :)


  2. She is such a beautiful baby!


Madison Walking 22 1//2 months old! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Madison and Mommy

Madison right before her surgery on August 25th 2009

Madison almost 6 months