Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Due to Ruth's diagnosis, and also being premature, she qualifies through ECI for in home physical therapy.

Last week they came out to start her first session. I was actually a little late (see side note), but Grandma was here for the first part and said Ruth was a rock star for the therapist! By the time I got there, Ruth was tired and hungry but they told me what to work on.

Which was basically play. More tummy time, with a toy in front of her to look at. Support her chest and have her push up with her arms. And work on rolling over (I get her started, and she finishes the roll). Not much to do at this age, but I was grateful for the help!

She sees the physical therapist once a month until she is older.

So, we've been doing our play therapy whenever Ruth is in a happy awake mood.

She can hold her head up good when on her tummy, and is even rolling from tummy to back. Although I'm not sure she is meaning to roll, or if it is more of an accident.

Side note: I managed to tear the miniscus in my knee, and was at an ortho appt getting it looked at which is why I was late for Ruth's therapists. Unfortunately I will need knee surgery, which is currently scheduled for the week of Thanksgiving since I will have some extra family here to help me with the kids. The recovery time depends on the type of repair they do, the quick recovery means the repair wasn't as good, so I'm not sure what to hope for. How did I manage to do this? I'm not really sure, but I'm blaming the hills in San Francisco.