Anne is changing.
Typically, Anne progresses in her recovery painstakingly slowly. But lately, the changes have been super quick. Some changes are good – and some seem “bad” but my experience with Anne is that all change is symptomatic of a deeper healing of the brain. So I try to view change as progress.
Here are examples of some of her most recent changes (both “good” and “bad”).
- She has a stronger will and even less patience – which means she screams (a lot)!
- She will not wait for you to help her – she stands up and tries to walk wherever she wants to go- whether I’m there to help her or not.
- She loves playing “pretend” and lately her pretend games have been more nuanced and complicated.
- She spills her drink at every meal – on purpose.
- She’s stopped telling me when she needs to go potty.
- She’s more oral – chewing on her hands when she doesn’t have an appropriate “chewy tube.”
- She’s walking better – with more fluidity and better balance – and even practicing more with a cane!
- She consistently recognizes sight words or tries to sound out words that she doesn’t know.
Anne’s life is such a roller coaster…mainly because the brain is so complicated!
Anne begins three weeks of intense TheraSuit therapy on Monday. Her private PT thinks this is an opportune time to start this therapy because of all the changes in Anne. Something is happening in that little brain of hers and this upcoming session of intense therapy will only challenge her toward further improvement.
Stay tuned for updates and pics of Anne’s progress during the next three weeks. Thank you for your support and prayers!