Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bubba's Progress

For those who don't know, my eight month old son is behind in his development. In Oklahoma we have an awesome program called SoonerStart where different therapists (depending on your child's needs) come out to your home and work with your child. They also show you different ways to help you help your child. Well, Bub is doing SO much better! We're so proud of him. He is coming up on 8 months old and he is now holding his head steady, holding up his body weight when you hold him (this makes carrying him around much easier for me), rolling over from tummy to back both to the right and left, and I have every confidence he will be sitting up unsupported by Christmas (maybe Thanksgiving!).

We're not exactly sure the reason for his delays. He has torticollis, which is what we've been treating through physical therapy. Here is a picture of our Bub at about 3 months -
You can see how this would delay development!!!

He also has issues with extension, or throwing his body backward in an arch. This caused us to think he may have Cerebral Palsy. However, none of the doctors we've taken him to think we need to be overly concerned about that. They say we wait to see how he improves with the PT. He is a totally different baby these days and we hope to see enough continued improvement that we can avoid going to a pediatric neurologist for an MRI (to see if there is any brain damage).
There are people all over the country praying for our little Bubba and we appreciate every single prayer. The power of prayer is extraordinary and we are blessed to have dedicated prayer warriors on both sides of our family. I plan to keep my blog updated with his progress and with the steps we are taking to help him improve. I will also try my best to put into words the feelings of having a baby who isn't "normal".

1 comment:

Petunia Bloom said...

I would like to see some current pictures!!