Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
Today Ed and I took Oliver to his first physical therapy appointment and he also had an appointment with a speech therapist there. We were there for 2 to 2 1/2 hours while they created a baseline... things he can do the first time they see him. I guess this way they have something to go off of if he gets weaker they have his baseline to compare it to.
We went in and talked with the PT, Kelli, who had a student there to watch. She had him do a few things with a gait belt around him, watched him walk straight as well as up a flight of stairs. She asked us lots of questions about his symptoms and hoping we can get in some exercise to undo the effects of inaction. We went over what we'll be doing the next few weeks and then walked to another room to talk with the speech therapist. She had Oliver go over some books with her to get a baseline of where he's at in that aspect. Jaren was loving all of the bouncy balls and things to play with in there! I think we'll be flyin' solo at the next appointment. They were really nice and I'm excited for Oliver to have something to work toward and see the growth in his abilities.