Outpatient Therapy Begins

Monday, March 25, 2013

In the 20+ months Alli has been home we've had speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy in our home.  Each field saw Alli on average an hour a week. 

And so it begins. 

Outpatient therapy. 

We're happy to be here. 

It means:
A) Alli is healthy enough to NOT have to be homebound for therapy, and
B) A new set of eyes, skills, views, and ideas on our girl.

Our prayer is that this is the path that awakens Alli's brain and body to coordinate, move, speak, and eat like it was created to do. 

We declare it with the same authority God gave us to declare life over our baby girl.  Even when statistics and doctors say otherwise, God's plan trumps all that.  So, boom!

And after our first OT session, I couldn't be more fired up.  Do we have our work cut out for us?  That's an understatement.  But we've had our work cut out for us for two years. 

Our new plan of attack includes:

2-3 Occupational Therapy sessions per week (30-45 minutes sessions each)

2-3 Speech and Feeding Therapy sessions per week (each an hour long)

2 Physical Therapy sessions per week (one aquatic therapy and one land therapy)  

Based on Alli's progress and my own threshold, we will be able to scale those back to 1-2 sessions per week based on each field.  We know the road is still long, but we pray for an awakening in that little girls brain and body so that we can assume some of the work at home (like homework). 

We're on the other side of being ready to get this show on the road, but at the same time we know that slow and steady wins the race. 

And so we march on. 

Little Miss Long and Lean enjoying some 70 degree weather last week.  It's now snowing. 

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