Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Getting Closer!

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.


  1. That sounds like great progress! Nate did the same things (only he was like 2.5 by the time he got there). I know how long it seems to take, and stepping up the therapy is what you have to do, but at some point, she's just going to have to decide she wants to walk. :) It WILL happen!

  2. Thanks for the encouragement, Colleen. :) I'm just so anxious to see those first independent steps! She stood alone for a few seconds for my daughter the other day, but I missed it. She didn't like doing it either. lol!

  3. Kim, she is doing so well! It is so awesome to hear about! Christian and her are 2 days apart and he is in the same spot right now, trying desperately to NOT let go when he is walking. She'll get there in her own time. :)


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