Saturday, March 28, 2009

Therapy, eating, and an article

Thank you everyone for the input on what to do about being asked to consider reducing the amount of services Finn receives. Based on everyone's input, I think we're NOT going to voluntarily give up anything.
Just to clarify - he only receives PT at this point, and it's for one hour per week. No OT or ST yet. OT isn't usually offered here until around 12 months, I believe, and ST not until 18 months. OT can be requested sooner if there are "feeding issues," which, according to our service coordinator, means that the child isn't gaining well. I actually called her a couple weeks ago and asked if we could just get a consultation with an OT just so I could get some initial guidance on proper feeding techniques. She said she would look into it but never did get back to me (grrrrr). I assume now it will be next to impossible to get any extra services that aren't absolutely necessary (but it still would have been nice if she would have gotten back to me, don't you think?). Anyhow, so Finn gets an hour of PT every week at this point, and that's it. And I think we will stick with that.

Also, somebody left a link to this article in a comment to my last post, and I want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to read it (Jay, I think you will especially appreciate this), because it's very good: http://www.ds-health.com/physther.htm

As for eating, I posted recently that Finn isn't interested in solids really. I've been experimenting a little bit and found something he actually seems to really like: avocado!

14 comments:

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Well, yeah! Who wouldn't like avocado?! :) He's got good taste!

Following Him said...

Give him all the avacado he wants...what ever works! As far as the PT, he needs it and he does not need to cut back. It's only one hour a week! I so agree with you :)
~Elyse~

Karly said...

Haha, love that expression...so overwhelming in his enthusiasm. ;)

Maybe he just wants some chips and salsa to go with his guacamole? The kid has got good taste.

Carla said...

Hey mom, where's my margarita?! Thanks for the awesome pics and I'm glad you've found a comfortable decision on the PT.

Megan said...

My FSIL looks cute with that guac on his face!!

Sarah said...

He is so cute with avocado on his face and his eyes are gorgeous!!

Jeanette said...

I am going to have to try avacado. Syd is so terribly picky on the solids that she will eat.

JaybirdNWA said...

Lisa, thanks for sharing the article. I found it very informative. It would, however be interesting to see their data on whether or not PT accelerates babies reaching milestones.

Carla said...

What a doll. Glad he's enjoying the avocado. Gearing up for guacamole and chips maybe?

I think the one hour of PT will be helpful to him. Don't see any need to decrease what little amount he gets.

Maureen said...
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Maureen said...

Cute picture. Finn looks very content.

P.S. That was me who deleted the previous comment. I was playing around with the profile picture of my boys. I really have to get up to speed on some more computer stuff!

Tricia said...

Avocado has always been one of G's FAVES to this day! :)

Tausha said...

Thanks for highlighting that article, that is pretty much what Doug and I were thinking, it won't speed up he walking etc but will point out to us good and bad habits. And on the Avocado's that is awesome and so healthy. We actually just ate some tonight and never even though to give some to him. I will next time though. We only get PT once ever two weeks, thats great you get it every week. Finn is beautiful, I loved seeing the avocado on his face. :-)

SunflowerMom said...

I'm glad you are sticking with the therapy you get now. I hope they don't have to cut it. Glad he found a tasty treat!