Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Its been almost 4 weeks since Ellie started at CPEC. Alot of friends and family have been asking;
"Is Ellie enjoying it?"
"Have you noticed improvements with her?"
To be honest if Ellie could talk, I dont think that Ellie would describe it as enjoyable right now. It is bloody hard!!! Physically hard for Ellie. Mentally and emotionally hard for me.
Yes I can see how that in the long term, what we are doing at CPEC will help Ellie, make her stronger, make her understand how to move and use her body and hopefully help her communicate. So yes there are positives, they will come with time.
But for now both Ellie and I come home exhausted. One of the hardest parts is when we are doing something physically hard with Ellie, and she crys. I do try and push her a little bit, as I dont want her to think that if she crys, that immediately we will stop. But.... How hard do you push her? As a mother it is very hard to push your child to benefit them, when they are crying...
However that aside... the therapists are lovely and unbelievably helpful and the other mums so lovely... I get a real buzz when we all celebrate a childs success, no matter how small.
Here are some photos of Ellie enjoying play time & lunch at CPEC.
Posted by Melissa Young at 2:34 PM