Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New year, new start

Happy New Year to all.  Hope you are off to a positive new start to the year!

Roa started off this new year with another round of botox on Monday.  He had injections in his adductors, hamstrings, calves, and hip flexors.  The latter two areas are new areas treated to see if it can improve his gait further with proper alignment and better stride.  We haven't seen much change yet, but hopefully we will see things changing for the better in the next few days.

Roa got his new gait trainer- "Blue Lightening", we call it.  He LOVES it!  It is just like the old one, but a little bigger and blue, but it is heaven to Roa.  We kick ourselves if we forget to bring it with no matter where it is we are going.  He loves to walk in it AND he is getting very big to carry!  29lbs 33 1/2 inches at his doctor appointment!

Roa also got an ipad for Christmas!  My great friend from college, Jen Mesko, a rockstar speech therapist from Milwaukee, brought her ipad over during the holidays and did some work with Roa and he took to it right away!  It has been so wonderful using it for communicating at meal times.  The Yes/No application and it's choice of two options is working well.  Roa figured it out right away.  He also loves playing a variety of games and preschool apps and it fills up time nicely when I am feeding little Gunnar!  I can't believe how well it works for kiddos with limited motor control.  Roa is so happy to find success with such a cool new toy!  GOD BLESS APPLE!   
I will post video of him in his gait trainer as well as with his ipad as soon as I can!

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