Tuesday, September 8, 2009


No word from our service coordinator. Not that I'm surprised. She's never been quick on the turnaround.

Andres, Finn's OT called today, though. We've been in a sort of limbo with him because we needed a new time slot since my other kids are back in school. So he called today to try to arrange a new time to have Finn's weekly OT. I told him that Michael and I have decided to reduce therapy for finn to once a month. He said that he was only taking on weekly clients at this point, so we would have to talk to our SC about finding a new OT who would be willing to come out monthly. For a moment (okay, for about an hour or so), I took it personally and felt kind of rejected. But then I realized, what we need and want are professionals who are willing to accommodate our needs and wants and not just stick us into some cookie-cutter model of a service plan.

Anyway, it's okay. We've only been working with him for a couple of months, so it's not like we have a lot of history with him. It will be interesting to see what happens with Eun, the PT, though.

In other news, Finn has started getting up on hands-and-feet all-fours (as opposed to hands-and-knees) on occasion in the last couple of days. Nobody taught him this. And I'm not deluding myself into thinking it means that he'll stand alone any time soon, but it does seem to me that he's gaining strength in his legs, and it appears that the desire to be upright is being triggered. It seems like such a natural progression, and seeing him do this today made me feel really good about our decision to reduce services.


Mel said...

Luke does that too- we call it 'the Spiderman'. He is so fast this way- never crawled the traditional style- and great cause his knees in his pants stay nice!

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

I found this really awesome article on what PT SHOULD be...I think you'll like it.

Sharon said...

I'm glad you're following your instint about reducing sevices. As for your OT's comment, I imagine he gets paid per visit, so financially he needs weekly clients (or enough that want to do monthly that he could still fill his time requirement) - at least that's how it works here. Yay for Finn for his new skill....sounds like he's definitely getting himself ready to walk!

Cate said...

No more Andres? :(

You'll find someone good. And yay for Finn, moving up!