Thursday, November 13, 2008

Therapy, Therapy, Therapy!

Jessie is in therapy A LOT...9 times a week to be exact, plus tutoring and home therapy. She is one tired little 6 year-old by the end of the day. Here's some video of some of her home therapy. We are begining to use her Therapy Trike without her brace on. We think that it makes her use her leg more to build strength. That leg has atrophied significantly.

The Therpaist said that he saw independent movement in her thumb, forefinger, and middle finger. I haven't seen it, but it still made us feel good.

Notice Jessie pushing with her left leg in these videos.

Below is a close-up of the same thing.

Speedy Gonzalez!!!


Kelly said...

Abby can open and close her fingers very slowly. It will come. Thinking of you guys, and needing to email you back.


Unknown said...

That's a great video, Jessie. You are really puting some umph into pedling the tricycle. You go, girl. Blessings to you and our family.

Vanessa and Seeing Eye dog, Griffin--ah, and Kitkat the fuzzy cat

Holly said...

that is awesome go jessie!!!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know about the atrophy.....Chance has been in orthotics since before he could walk. His leg always atrophies during the school year because we make him wear them all of the time. When school lets out, we don't make him wear his orthotics as much as he is supposed to, but the muscles in his leg builds back up every year. Just something to think about.

Chance's mom

Anonymous said...

Hi Hall Family from Northeastern Maryland! Jessie, great job on that bicycle! Wonderful to see! Have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving! ;)