I decided to take the plunge and starting posting our life for all to see because I know so many of our friends and family want to know "What's new with Sam?" I know it is hard for most people to imagine how emotionally draining that question is especially when you have a child with as many compromises as we do. So I think I am ready to start letting more people in to share our experiences good and bad through this blog. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.
Yesterday we took Sam to an osteopathic movement treatment center in the Bronx. Apparently these doctors feel that certain manipulations can help a child or an adult achieve there maximal potential. I guess it is like cranio sacral therapy but on a different level. This particular doctor felt like Sam could benefit greatly from this treatment. So along with the 20 other specialists we are taking Sam too here is another one to add to our list. Sam is doing pretty well considering all of his obstacles. He has been managing his secretions better, which basically means he has not turned blue from drowning on his own saliva for a while. Sam's head and neck strength is definitely improving. He is not yet sitting up but we know in time he will get there. Cognitively I have to say Sam is pretty smart. He is following directions, making choices, starting to vocalize a psuedo "no" and has a very specific vocalization for "more." I know that is amazing for any 10 1/2 month old, but what do you expect with a mom who's an SLP.