Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Time to celebrate the good things
If I was to be honest, I would say the last year has been tough for us. The last 4 months of 2009 was the hardest, with the onset of Ellie seizures, in and out of hospital and in many more times, medication playing havoc with Ellies demeanour, sickness... the list goes on. Those 4 months we found really hard, Ellie seemed to forget many things that she could do before the seizures, and she really took 10 steps back with her strength. I felt really disheartened, felt like all the work and therapy we had done with her was all out the window & one thing that was really bothering me was that Ellie was not weight bearing in her legs or even wanting to sit.
There have been many days where I thought "no Ellie is not going to sit" I couldnt see it possible, but it looks like there is light at the end of the tunnel, and I am sort of feeling like all the hard work we are putting in is paying off... I know this is only something small, and there will always be something to work at like pull to stand, standing, walking etc... but for somen reason the idea of Ellie not being able to sit bothered me more than not doing the others... Dont ask me why, they just did....
There have been times where I have wanted to give up on therapy, and I did at the end of last year, Ellie wasnt enjoying and I wasnt enjoying it. I am so glad I changed my outlook and am enjoying it again, because the benefits are paying of with Ellie.... Today I sat her in her boppy pillow, (keep in mind any other time I have done this she SCREAMS???) Today no screams, just a look of pure concentration on her face and then sheer JOY as if to say "Look at me I can do this sitting thing" By no means is Ellie sitting independantly yet, but I dont think it will be too far off...
Celebrations will soon be happening in our house!!
Posted by Melissa Young at 4:12 PM