Learning to Stand…When She’s Ready

“Lola had a good day. Able to maintain balance with rocking stool by herself in standing. Better from for bench sit to stand – leaning forward instead of pushing back into support. Completed stand to bench sitting by herself several times.” This was Lola’s physical therapy report from Tuesday and by far the most positive one she has ever received from her PT. While we are diligently working with Lola’s use of her orthotics, standing is proving to be quite difficult for Lola. We were told that when one area of therapy excels such as crawling or her vision, the others may regress or be harder to achieve such as standing or self-feeding. Lola’s biggest challenge in standing is her low muscle tone. Sister has abs of steel,...
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Through a Grandmother’s Eyes

I’m honored to have a guest blogger this week! Thank you to my mother-in-law, Kathy for sharing a beautiful story about her recent stay with us. “Just a couple of days, but days to be cherished. My holiday visit with Rob, Meredith, and Lola had to be put off due to an upper respiratory virus we were passing around at home, so Christmas had to wait until February. It was my first visit to their Indianapolis home. This little cottage, a former carriage house, is situated farther back off the road than the other homes, and nestles itself in shade trees, ferns and ivy. It so enchanted me that it set my imagination flying. Small, but charming in an old world way with it’s thick walls, hand hewn...
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