Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Day 55

We are almost at the 2 month point following Lila's stem cell treatment...how exciting!  The doctors say that we will see the largest improvements/changes between the 4 and 6 month time frame.  Her processing is still enhanced, as she answers questions and responds to requests much more quickly, and her speech is more clear as well.  Very exciting already :-)
Lila walking independently (with sticks)
More good news...Lila is catching up on sleep...yay!  She slept 12 hours last night, and took a little nap yesterday.  She is more alert today at therapy and enjoying herself!  See the video below:

Lastly, just got through with a long conversation involving Lila's lead therapist and the doctor here on staff.  They are so impressed with the changes they've seen, that I wanted to share.  She can now stand independently, with high top shoes and weights on her ankles, for 48 seconds.  This was the longest she did today, but has been wanting to balance on her own quite often.  She also walked 30 feet today, with her sticks and no assistance!  Anna was behind her in case she lost her balance, but she did not intervene more than once or twice.  She also said that Lila is correcting herself when she loses her balance, which she has never been able to do before!  She will either move her stick to catch herself (while off balance...WOW), or correct herself using her core muscles.  This is all quite amazing for her...we are so thankful for this program!!!

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