Matthew was super exhausted in this picture as he'd had a full hour and a half of therapy, and hadn't taken a nap yet.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
A hard day
Today we said goodbye to our awesome OT, Jo. She's leaving us to head for sunny California. I am unbelievably sad and we are going to miss her greatly. This whole week I have been a mess of emotions, but I handled today better than I expected. We are only hoping that we can stay in contact with her and that when she ventures back to Nebraska, she stops in.
Matthew's goodbye gift to Jo
While Jo was here, Beth (our PT) had a vendor bring out a "Kid Kart" to try. A kid kart is a pediatric type wheelchair. This will help us get Matthew in a bet position and get him more upright so he can work on head control. This made the day even harder. No matter how you try to word it, this is one of our first pieces of equipment specially designed for kids with special needs. Up till now, we haven't needed anything-but this is a reminder of Matthew's need for 'special' things and its hard, no matter how you look at it. Matthew actually loved the seat and smiled the whole time he was in it. This is just a trial seat, we're going to get to play with it for 1 week, to see how we like it. There is actually one other brand that we want to see, before we make our decision. It is called the 'Kimba' and we'll hopefully get to see that one within the next couple weeks, so we can make our decision. Here are some pictures of Matthew trying out the new seat.