What She Wore: blue jean capris (I went and bought some new pants today, so maybe I can mix this up a little); yellow, polo-style shirt with purple stripes; black strappy sandals.
I met with the early intervention coordinator on Monday to discuss the results of Charlie’s evaluation and create a plan for future therapies. I felt pretty good when we were done. Charlie is mostly within normal ranges. Actually, he’s below the mean, but normal in everything but Gross Motor. I looked over the goals for gross motor, and I think he’s already progressed since the goals were developed three weeks ago. One goal is for him to roll from his side to his back–he already does that! In fact, he also rolls from his back to his side. Head is still wobbly as all get out, but we’re working on that. He’s was also slightly above average in social–that’s my little butterfly–charming the pants off the examiner.
Here’s something crappy, though. The examiner recommended Physical therapy once a week. Only problem? No available physical therapists. We’ll have to wait until there’s an opening. Right now they think they can get us an occupational therapist twice a month. If we qualified for Medicaid, he could go to the local hospital for physical therapy, but we make too much money. What kind of crap is that? My husband works hard and makes money and get WORSE health care than people who don’t make any money at all? I told him we should get a divorce and then Charlie would qualify.
In the mean time, he also qualified for vision therapy although the examiner expressed her belief that his eye problems have more to do with his muscles and less to do with what he can actually see. Yay!!! Many of those types of problems are easily corrected with laser surgery. In fact, just yesterday he looked right at me when I was on his bad side. I’m including a picture below.
Later this week I’ll update you on my crazy shoe shopping, and other fun stuff.
PS: You may also notice that this bath-time boy is feeding tube free!