When I told Ms Mary, L’s Early Intervention (EI) physical therapist, that the neurologist suggested physical therapy (PT) once a week to help with his low muscle tone (hypotonia), she rolled her eyes at the idea. We learned that if we supplement L’s PT with an outside provider, we wouldn’t be able to use the PT services… Read More Switching Gears: From Physical Therapy to Speech Therapy
Two nights before his appointment, I tried figuring out what to expect for the first visit to the pediatric neurologist. I couldn’t find information on my specific practice, but on forums many moms mentioned several forms, discussing milestones, child play time with the doctor, and an exam. I wish I hadn’t thrown out the paper… Read More L Visits the Pediatric Neurologist
Last week, L had his 18 month well visit. It was hard for me. There were questions on the Autism screening that I felt I couldn’t confidently answer. Sometimes he seems to stare at nothing. Sometimes he seems fixated on one object. The child has no fear and I can’t remember the last time he looked at… Read More The Middle: Having a Child With Hypotonia
I was right. L has low muscle tone. It doesn’t mean he won’t be able to do things, but it might take him a little longer to get the hang of mastering them. At the time of his early intervention assessment, L was walking with his ankles turned too much inward (pronating) and was walking… Read More Early Intervention
I’m a worrier by nature, but since becoming a mom it’s gotten worse. I honestly can’t decide if this is normal (to some degree I know it is) or if it’s partly postpartum anxiety. It’s really bad the first year postpartum. After I had G, I was obsessed with the idea he was autistic. It wasn’t… Read More Plain Ol’ Worry? Or Mother’s Intuition?