Wednesday, October 7, 2009

31 for 21... Day 7

Therapy, Therapy and more Therapy! If you have a child with down syndrome you totally understand my love/hate relationship with therapy!Malachi is currently getting weekly developmental therapy, weekly physical therapy and weekly occupational therapy. He also receives monthly speech therapy and monthly functional vision therapy. Soon we will be adding in some music therapy too. Yikes! Keeping track of all of this is sometimes overwhelming but with the help of my handy day planner i have NEVER missed an appointment. I enjoy being an active participant in his therapy and learning right alongside Malachi. We LOVE all of his therapists also, which makes all the difference in the world.

My hate come in when we have to deal with wait lists and insurance issues. Or we have to wait forever to get equipment. Our PT today FINALLY decided which ankle braces Malachi will need...now we wait for at least 8 weeks for them to come in. Untill then? Malachi will be wearing a pink loner pair (thats all she had). This all leads up to the question, Who is your favorite therapist and why??

look for my answer at a later date.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

I wish we had more therapists. So far (at 6 months old) Max only sees one gal once a month who basically just checks his progess. She did say that maybe next month she would bring a physical therapist to evaluate Max. I've heard that Utah early intervention programs are known for doing the least possible to get by under the law. Don't know if that's true, but I follow so many blogs where babies younger than Max are getting weekly physical, speech, and occupational therapy visits. I'm a little bit frustrated - hoping that maybe they are just waiting to start more therapy now that Max is over the open heart surgery?