Today was our first session with Dylan's new Physical Therapist. You may remember that we also receive OT, but added PT to the mix as we felt it would benefit the little guy to have an extra work-out each week. Dylan appeared to like her, so I'm feeling positive about that. He's a pretty good judge of character. The PT, Bonnie, came in, introduced herself and started working with D right away. And off we go! I am so excited to watch Dylan's progression!
Dylan's EI nurse was also here today and left me the name and phone number of a woman who lives in my city who also has a little boy with Down syndrome. I was SO excited about talking with her that I called about 1 minute after D's nurse left our house. It turns out that she lives about 5 minutes from me, is a teacher in the same city that I've taught in, and her son is only 2 months younger than Dylan and has also been through surgery. She couldn't talk long because she was on her way to a curriculum meeting in which my aunt was heading! Pretty amazing, eh?! She is very eager to meet because, like me, she does not have many "real life" connections with parents of kids with Ds. I am looking forward to meeting up with her and will definitely update when we do.
And...on a totally unrelated note (aside from the fact that it has the same initials as PT), because of my friend Cindy's motivation, I started hard core potty training (sounds pretty serious, eh!) my 2.5 year old, Cassidy, today. Unfortunately there wasn't a whole lot of progress, but I am optimistic that tomorrow will be better. Here's hoping, anyway! I'm up to my eyeballs in laundry!