We have decided to take the summer off of all additional therapies except for our EI therapy. We stopped OT and speech right before Matthew's surgery. We got to see our PT, Kilee, one more time this week. And she is taking a new position at her job next week and so we won't be able to see her in the fall.
Matthew LOVES Kilee. I have never seen Matthew work as hard as he does for Kilee. She definitely has a way with him. She has the sweetest voice and is slow and gentle in her movements with him. Because of Matthew's lack of good vision, abrupt movements or loud voices really scare him. And with all of his negative experiences with illness, any time he is taken out of the home, or hears a new voice he immediately checks out. He closes his eyes and "plays opossum." Kilee could easily pull him out of his shell.
Well, yesterday we had to say goodbye to Kilee. We were both sad. And that boy has his momma in him, because he wanted NOTHING to do with it. When change that I don't particularly like comes to me, I dig my heels in, protest and do my best to avoid the change. Matthew followed in suit today. He insisted on sleeping through therapy, throwing a FIT when we tried to do anything with him; almost as if he slept through it, maybe it wouldn't really happen. At the end of the session, I gave him to Kilee for a hug and he nestled in right on her shoulder. I think he would've stayed there forever too, if we would have let him.
We'll miss Kilee, alot. We're hoping to keep in contact with her though, and maybe even hit her up for a coffee shop date.