Monday, October 15, 2012

Aquatic Therapy-16 Months

 Steven is now 16 months old and doing great! He loves trucks/tractors/cars and anything else that says "VRROOOOM!" He tends to use his injured arm (Right) first and then if he can't get it to do what he wants he will switch to his Left.  I'm interested to find out if he will choose to be Right handed or Left handed.  It doesn't matter either way, of course, but we are curious. He still has a slight elbow contracture. It isn't getting any worse but it's also not getting better.  He started Aquatic therapy a few weeks ago.  The first 4 sessions he cried the entire 30 minutes, but this last time he actually started to enjoy it!! I think it's separation anxiety from Mommy more than anything else.  I have noticed a difference since his 2nd session, he seems less stiff and more able to reach high without overcompensating with his body.  This week is Brachial Plexus Injury awareness week. We made T-Shirts to raise awareness and we are going to the walk to raise money for the BPI Center at Cincinnati Children's hospital this weekend.  I have shared this blog with the local news and also pregnancy websites to hopefully spread the word.  I pray that our efforts will spare another child from this injury.