Friday, November 14, 2008

Therapy and Walking


Callie all smiles.

This is more of an informational video here. The first is of Samantha in physical therapy yesterday. She is wearing Theratogs. This is the suit that I've told you family members about. It helps her stand up straighter and use the right muscles. She is going to be getting one to wear at home all day. Hopefully I can put it on correctly. It really seems complicated. Echo, her PT, has been so good with Samantha. Echo tried a bigger suit size on Samantha yesterday because she wants to get one for her that will last -- even though Samantha's growth rate is really slow. I like the smaller one better because it fits more closely to her body. It was like a baby wet suit. This one seems to gap a little by her shoulders, so it may be more visible under her clothes. But, oh well. The video is dark because I was taping through a tinted window. We have found that when I'm in there with Sammy, she gets upset and wants me. But, if I'm standing outside and watching, she can't see me through the window, and she's much more compliant. At this moment they are working on shifting weight from side to side. This isn't an exciting clip, but my other option was of Echo making Samantha crawl up the stairs properly and Samantha starting to cry. She really enjoys her therapy, so I didn't want to have her on our blog crying, as if she were being tortured!


Callie likes playing on the physical therapy equipment while we wait for Samantha. There's a room across the hallway that she always wanders into. It's a fun little play room for her while I watch Samantha's therapy and try to learn what to do at home. Luckily this room is pretty baby safe already, so no worries. And the ground is padded all the way around, so if she does stumble, there's a bit extra cushion for her.

The second video is just of Callie walking around while we wait for Samantha's PT. Callie has been extremely, EXTREMELY fussy the past couple days, so I'm glad I got some happiness from her. She's getting hit with a few teeth coming in and it's really causing some problems for her. Poor girl.

video video

7 comments:

Jessica Swendsen said...

Oh your girls are so cute. You are such a good Mom.

Heidi Ashworth said...

Wow, that suit really helps Sammy stand up straight! How cool! And Callie has such a darling giggle! My baby is soooooo big. It makes me sad.

Adespain said...

Your girls are so cute!! and that suit seems to work really well!

jeffrey said...

how exciting! go samantha!! i hope she adjusts to it well. it's amazing what they have to help her along! you're awesome jenny.

jeffrey said...

i posted as jeffrey again. it is really maryirene that left the previous comment. uhg. this never happend before jeffrey started blogging, sorry. oh well, hehe.

bostonroms said...

This has nothing to do with your post. nothing. :)

Since I know how much you love music... just thought I'd let you know that I have just been working on my computer listening to your playlist on your blog. I love it.

LOVE IT. We miss you guys out here...

Peggy said...

Callie is walking!!! Way to go! & I LOVE that picture of the month! How wonderful that Samantha is getting great therapy, it sounds like she is doing so well. We miss you!

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