Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Six months of Progress

Katie is doing very well at a lot of things and today especially treadmill therapy.  The first day she was on for six minutes two separate times.  In between she walks in her walker (with supervision) and does other physical therapy types of things.  Today she did a total of 15 minutes and her therapist seemed really impressed that she can stay on that long - she sure is improving in so many ways! 

All in all, I think that the stem cell transfusion six months ago really played a part in having helped her to do a lot better at the things she was not so good at (leg strength, muscle control (arms), posture, pointing, focus)  and speed up her progress in general.  Although we have done a lot with her with all of her therapies (physical, occupational, speech, treadmill, horse) and conductive education, and she is at school 3 hours a day -  I really think that without the stem cell transfusion, she wouldn't be as far along as she is. She is babbling a lot lately, wants to constantly be upright and walking, pointing at pictures and our noses, heads, ears, etc...  even the teacher at school sent home a note saying that Katie has sure changed a lot.  I think this is going to be one of the most progressive years for her.  I hope by her 5th birthday in March that I can report that she is walking and maybe even talking!         

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