Sunday, July 4, 2010

The 22nd of June Calleigh PT

So on the 22nd I was able to go with to Calleigh's Physical Therapy ( PT) appointment. I wanted to see what all they do and how they help Calleigh get to where she is now. So Kim graciously let me join in. I used her phone to take some photos of what I saw at this therapy session. The strap around her waist ( shown in below photo) helps to keep her legs from going out to the side which helps her to stay up on her knees better. In this photo they are using her juice to get her to crawl to.

Her therapy sessions last an hour. And in the hour the therapist does different things, to help Calleigh with muscle tone stability. And even to hold herself in moving objects. I did not get a photo of that but it was neat. To me looked like fun. but Calleigh wasn't so sure.Below you can see the strap I was talking about better from the front. Here Miss Kate ( her therapist) and Kim ( her mother) are trying to get her to stand up. Well as you can see on her face she is not happy about that.

As you can see they finally got Calleigh to stand. It took some time but with a little coaxing from mom with a sippy filled with juice, she finally did it.

Calleigh is just about 3 1/2 months younger then Logan. Making her just over 14 months to his almost 18 month. Because of what is called Prader-Willi- syndrome, she has poor muscle tone and has worked hard and on special formula to get to the weight that she is now. Her therapy sessions help to get her using these muscles and to get her up to where she needs to be age wise for her physically. In the whole time I have known Calleigh she has been a surprising little girl. And Wows me every time I get to see her.

This is my Niece Calleigh and she has Prader willi Syndrome.
Maybe sometime soon I'll get to go for another Therapy session. Its really neat how they work with her and some of the other things ( not pictured) are used for things that we take for granite with our bodies. That this little one works hard to accomplish. I love you My little princess niece Keep up the awesome work.

Love your Aunt Stephanie