Monday, February 23, 2009

PT and PTing

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!


Cathy said...

First off so I don't your new profile picture.

Glad to hear the PT went well with Dylan. Hopefully the PT with Cassidy will too! LOL

Lily's new PT is going to introduce me to another mom with a little guy about the same age as Lily. The mom is a SAHM too. I hope this works out great for you to meet and network.

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The Lehnick Family said...

So glad PT went well and Dylan approved! How exciting to meet another is so neat to have the in person connection. I know I have connected with Jill and Connor from BBC...she lives about 20 minutes away and we have met up a few times. Plus at our local DS society I have gotten to know many it!
And YES, like Cathy I love your new profile picture.

Your little Cassidy will surprise you I'm sure of it...girls just get it so much faster than boys...Stick with it!

Cammie Heflin said...

Dylan is darling, glad I found your blog!

JaybirdNWA said...

Glad to hear that your first PT session went well and hope it continues to meet your expectations. It is always good to have a friend to chat with that shares the some of the same experiences. I found your blog through Cathy's blog at "A Walk in Lily's Garden". My name is Jay and I am the father of a 6-month old little boy who has Ds. Would love to have you come visit sometime.

Amy said...

That is so great that you will meet up with another mommy. Can't wait to hear how it all went.

Good luck with the potty training.

Kimberly said...

We always talk before you post, so I just wanted to add that I am so excited for you to meet up with this women and her little boy. You both have so much in common! I think it will really benefit you to see another baby Dylan's age and see how he progresses and reaches his milestones. Plus Dylan will have a new best friend :)