Thursday, November 01, 2007

Jordyn's Physical Therapy

Therapy

Just a note: Check Tom's Blog to see Tom, Jordyn, & Evan in their Halloween costumes.

Here's a quick look at what Jordyn has been working on in physical therapy. She does physical, speech, and occupational at school. We also go to a private physical therapist once a week and are on a waiting list for private speech and occupational therapy. The photos are from yesterday and the week before. Yesterday was fun because she got her first chance to work with a therapy dog. She fussed a little bit at the beginning, but then got used to it and seemed to like it. She threw a ball for the dog to fetch, petted him a lot, snuggled with him on the ground, and the dog ate snacks off her stomach and out of her hand. She has really been making great progress in therapy. She sits unassisted more and more everyday. She is getting good at correcting herself too... if she starts to lean to the side, she will straighten back up and not fall over. But, the best progress of all, she started taking steps! If you've been around her a lot, you might know that when you stood her up she would NOT move her legs. She kept her legs stiff as a board and just never would move them. Now when you stand her up, she almost immediately takes a step. The video is a small look at her "walking". Tom is not helping her move her legs, only leaning her side to side. It takes her a minute to get started, but then she does pretty good! Enjoy!

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Susan said...

The girls and I watched the video several time this evening. They were so excited. Elizabeth said, "Jordyn is dancing!" and Katherine yelled out "E-V-A-N". I was just thinking a few days ago how much I missed you guys. Thanks for sharing that video.

Pop said...

That is really amazing and exciting. Good job, Jordyn!

The Bullocks said...

How exciting, I love seeing Jordan's progress, she is such a sweet little girl. My kids totally miss her and Ethan in the co-op.
that so cool that they use a dog, to help with her therapy, I've herd of that before,because they can feel an animals love, (does that sound weird)
I hope your feeling good with your pregnancy? how far along are you?

Jenny said...

That is so wonderful! The boys and I are sitting at the library watching the video. We are so excited for her progress!

momma k said...

Jordyn has a special place in all of our hearts, and when she makes progress, it is a giant boost to all of us. I think she has a whole squad of cheerleaders. We love you, Jordyn!

Wendy said...

That's so exciting to see her progress. Yeh Jordyn! And that is really neat that they are using a therapy dog. Very interesting. P.S. You really need to do your tag. :)

Lori said...

That is so wonderful. As exciting that is for everyone else to see, I bet you are just over-joyed as her mom. She is so cute!!

Linda said...

That is AWESOME!!! Clay was so excited, he asked if I thought she would be walking by herself at Thanksgiving. Tell her to keep practicing, I'm so happy for you and Tom that's got to be a great feeling as a parent! W e love you guys and can't wait to see you!!

Maria H. Andersen said...

Yay Jordyn! Way to go!