Friday, October 15, 2010

We had our First Steps six month reevaluation this week. It really couldn't have gone better. Our OT, PT and First Steps coordinator came. The only thing we wanted to change was adding the extra PT hours as the physical therapist at the neurologist’s office suggested. However it was a little touch and go as to whether we would be approved for extra time because Luke was a total rock star!! He rolled over from his back to his tummy for the first time during the meeting!!! We couldn't believe it! (He has been rolling over from tummy to back for awhile now.) He was pushing up and holding his head up for really long periods of time on his tummy. He's been able to hold his head up when he's on his tummy for awhile but he has a hard time keeping it up for long periods. He also usually fusses when he's on his tummy but that day he was smiling and showing off for his audience. Our coordinator is great - she deferred to us and the PT as far as the extra PT time goes because he wasn't really showing the need for it!!!! At this point we're going to go ahead and add 2 hours a month. Amy, the PT, will go to Luke's daycare for those 2 hours.

So far the OT and PT have been doing many of the same activities working on Luke's large motor skills. It sounds like they're going to start branching apart and Erin, the OT, will be working on some fine motor skills now. The next 6 months are going to hold a lot of changes for Luke. He's been doing so, so well and we hope and pray that he keeps making such awesome progress!!