(This video is where Lila get to have fun at therapy! I bet she wishes we had the "spider" at home so she could jump all of the time :-) )
It is said that after any intensive physical therapy program it will take a few weeks to really start seeing the changes in your child. You may notice strength right away, but not necessarily the major changes in the neuro-pathways that develop from these therapies. SURE ENOUGH, "they" are right! Lila is doing amazingly well! Przemek will be glad to know that her least favorite exercise in New Orleans has made the most impact thus far! Lila is balancing independently every single day, multiple times a day. Yesterday, I believe she stood independently at least 10 times at home, she stood the entire time during speech therapy (not all independent balance), and had balanced independently at physical therapy in the morning as well. She is standing independently while zipping her jacket, while wiping off her face after lunch, while playing at the kitchen with Nora...using this new skill in such a variety of activities. This is a HUGE milestone for her, and a very exciting one for our family as well :-)
oh my goodness...I want to scream it from the mountaintop....LILA TOOK HER FIRST TWO INDEPENDENT STEPS THIS EVENING!!!!
Matt was getting the bath ready for the girls, and I was downstairs getting a salad ready for dinner. Lila and Nora were playing in Lila's room when Lila called for Matt to come and watch her. I heard lots of cheering, but hadn't even imagined that this was what she was doing. So, I came upstairs and watched Lila lean away from her bed to get her balance, then take two steps and fall to the ground....happily!!!! We were all so excited, and could not be more proud of her after all of her hard work over the past 6 months.