Yesterday Maria had her latest developmental psychology evaluation. They are supposed to be twice a year, but this one got put off a couple of times for various reasons.
These evaluations are very un-fun because they are all about what she isn’t doing. This one went pretty well, though the bad part is when we get the report in a few weeks. The only bad news in the appointment itself is that Maria’s spine has two spots where it’s just starting to curve wrong. We should be working more on getting Maria to sit up or stand so that her posture can improve. It’s still very early and not serious at all, just one more thing to be aware of. We need to work with the PT to switch Maria’s stander from supine (on her back) to prone (on her tummy).
The doctor also suggested hippotherapy (therapy with horses) which is one of those things that’s been on our list for months/years. There is apparently a very good hippotherapy place here in Phoenix not too terribly far from Cathy.
Her weight is at 29 lbs, 11 oz (including shoes and clothes) and her length is 36″ so she continues to stay right about the same size.
Maria’s chest congestion is gone finally. Cathy tried to reschedule the barium swallow but they can’t find the order so she had to go back to the feeding therapist and get it all started from scratch. It may be a while before they get us in. She does have an MRI and appointment with the neurosurgeon coming up toward the end of December. We’re still trying to get these “episodes” under control. I feel that fewer of them are seizures than before, but it’s so hard to tell which are which.
Cathy mentioned before how strange it is that she’s excited at getting her daughter a walker. She’s also excited that she got her application for handicapped parking done. It’s a very different world with a special needs child.