Alex has been a busy bee at therapy and his left arm has really started to show signs of improvement in the past three weeks doing tasks that I thought I was NEVER going to see! I am posting some videos below so you can see how hard he has been working :0)
He could not do this a MONTH a go!
You can see how hard he is working when his hand shakes. Something we all take for granted being able to bend our arm from the elbow out..... she stimulates the muscles with a vibrator and it WORKS!
If you remember in the past Alex had to have an air cast on his arm to be able to lift it at all. Now he can lift and straighten all by himself.... I get so excited just watching this again because God truly does continue to perform miracles on this kid... FOR REAL! Notice the finger and thumb movement..... CLAP CLAP!
The therapists have noticed that when Alex brings his left arm up over his head, his left leg comes in, like rotates inward of which they have been working extremely hard in trying to get him to walk with his knee rotated in instead of out. Sooooo they had this bright idea that if he walks with his arm over his head maybe his knee would rotate in.... it actually worked some.. funny how the brain connects things in our body, lol! He won't be walking around like this but I had to video our trial run of it, ha ha!
HE IS DOING AWESOME... SO PROUD!
Practicing stepping up and down
MY LITTLE PINNOCHIO.... HAHAHAHAHA!!
The object is to walk straight in a line... Alex always puts his own spin on therapy lol!
Alex continues to improve in all areas, however still has a very long way to go mentally. He still has some kinks we have to get worked out and he goes for another neuropsych evaluation next week. THIS SHOULD BE INTERESTING lol. He has come a VERY LONG WAY, yet we still have a VERY LONG WAY to go. WORK IN PROGRESS.... as long as we are still moving forward.... there's light at the end of the tunnel for sure! After seeing the physical improvements over the past 6 months... I get very excited and can't wait to see where he is in another year.... AMAZING.. AMAZING... AMMMMAAAAZING!! God in ALL HIS GLORY.... right before my very eyes.... He never ceases to amaze me!! THANK YOU GOD for another day with my handsome boy!
Hoping I still have some followers out there and that you are in awe just as I am of how far Alex has come just in the past 6 months. I dream of the day the WHEELCHAIR is COMPLETELY gone.... in God's time.... not mine :0)
CAT SCAN UPDATE:
He had the cat scan and the doctor does NOT see any reason that we can't try for the baclofen pump trial again. There was no visible evidence of scar tissue preventing them from getting in the spine so we are going to try again in the beginning of November I think. Waiting on call from doctors office to schedule so I'll keep you posted on that procedure as well. Please Start praying now and hopefully the surgery schedule will open up and we can get him in soon :0)
THINGS ARE LOOKING UP........Till NEXT Time......