Our Hope

By sharing our story and our experiences with this birth injury we will hopefully educate people. Knowledge is power. Our hope is that you will read this blog, share it with your friends, and they will share with their friends. Then in some small way we have prevented other families from having to go through what we have.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Doing a happy dance!!

We had physical therapy today and things are getting exciting!! At the last therapy appointment our therapist could not believe how much shoulder movement we are seeing. He is getting very strong. He can now bring that arm around with him when he tries to roll over. She also noticed how strong his wrist movement is now and thought she might have been feeling some triceps muscle movement also but was not sure. This time I remembered to bring Jadon's brace with me. Carri put it on Jadon to work with him so that he could not move his wrist and she could get a better feel in the triceps area. Good news! She is 99% sure we have a working triceps muscle now!! That is so exciting! Progress moves from the fingers up and now we are one step closer to not needing surgery. Now if we can get the elbow and bicep muscle going in the next two months we won't have to have surgery!

Keep the prayers coming!!

Today was also bittersweet. It is most likely our last appointment with Carri, the physical therapist that has worked with Jadon since he was three days old. We have grown to love her and always look forward to our appointments with her. She has been so supportive and caring through the whole process. I could not have asked for anything more. She was sent to us from up above. Because we will be using the Early Intervention program through the state we will be moving over to one of their providers. We have chosen Easter Seals. Carri had nothing but wonderful things to say about them and so have many other people. Carri recommended we use Early Intervention because Jadon has a long road with therapy and E.I. helps pay when you reach your limit with your insurance company. A very good thing! We are going to keep in touch with Carri, she is now forever a part of our lives. She can't escape us!! She is one of Jadon's biggest cheerleaders. I think she is sad that we are leaving just as things are starting to get exciting!

Carri and Jadon