I haven’t updated here in a while, so sorry. There’s just so little to report now, yet, at the same time, I guess a lot, for those on the outside.
LilBit has been receiving physical therapy here at home twice a month. It’s nothing dramatic. The therapist watches her a bit, sees what her natural skills and inclinations are then tries to encourage her to try something else.
LilBit has a stubborn streak. She very much does things in her own time. You can’t make her do what she doesn’t want. She was that way with crawling, remember? I was beginning to feel sad that she wasn’t crawling yet. I was ‘worried’. That was like my first kicker “she’s not like the others”. But then, she took off!
From then on, we believed that’s how she operates. She’ll do things, just in her time. Well, it’s coming to be with walking too. She still not walking on her own or even standing independently. But she will cruise along furniture, she will walk holding your hands. She will even walk while holding just one hand. Still wobbly and inconsistent stepping, but she’s doing it. And enjoys doing it.
Therapy is encouraging her to use that left leg more. Walk her up and down steps, walk short distances for purpose, such as walking to the kitchen for a snack or to the bathroom for a bath, that type of thing. She’s started pushing her ride on/push toy lately too, with control!
The other day we were outside when the therapist came so we just hung out there. We discovered the slight angle of the driveway was PERFECT for her! She would push her toy up the driveway. It provided just enough resistance that she could stay upright. In the house it gets away from her. :p
She’s progressing, just at her speed, which isn’t in any hurry. LOL