Saturday, March 17, 2007

On the go...

Sophie is becoming much more mobile. She is constantly pulling herself to a stand and cruising around anything she can get her hands on. Ever so often, she is able to stand for a few seconds without holding on to anything. She is slowly gaining her balance. Unfortunately, she is not gaining enough balance quick enough to enable her to walk. Between her balance issue and mild hypotonia (low tone), Sophie's physical therapist recommended that Sophie get foot orthoses. So Sophie will be getting submalleolar/UCB inserts. The way her therapist explained it to me was that this will even out her walking surface so that she is not so wobbly and it will allow her to strengthen her leg muscles. The downside is that the inserts do all the work which prohibit her ankle muscles from strengthening. So once Sophie is up and running, we will then have to start weaning the inserts so that her ankle muscles can strengthen.

2 comments:

Great Aunt Barb said...

This is one busy little lady!!

I hear she loves her slide. Hope to see all of you some time this summer.

Love to all,

Aunt Barb

aunt tammy said...

Hey Sophie, It was fun having you come over to my house the other day. I never gave anyone a ride on my back before, but I would give you another anytime. The more I jumped and barked the harder you laughed. I think everyone had fun watching us. Love, Haus You would have been proud of your little girl Elaine. She rode the big dog for 60 seconds without falling off. Love, tammy