So we have been having physical therapy every week, and working on trunk strength, balancing, walking with one hand, or with hip support and no hands. Madison is doing very well, but balks at holding her own with walking. She just leans hard on whoever is working with her. If I leave her standing in the hall, she will use the wall and sidestep down the hall, (if she's in a cooperative mood) or just drop to her knees and start crawling.
But she is making improvements, and her therapist is pleased with her progress. Sometimes it seems so slow! But I know that there are a lot of factors involved with her walking that most kids don't have to worry about. It is a very conscious effort for her to keep her feet aligned, and her hips in control. She looks a bit squirrely when she walks, but her therapist said yesterday that it has tightened up a lot. Very encouraging.
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