Tuesday, July 04, 2006

THERAPY PHOTOS

LOOK AT ME MOMMY, LOOK AT ME!!! :)
This photo is from last week (before he started feeling crummy) during one of Max's very best occupational therapy sessions!!! It was so exciting! He actually lifted his head for us without fussing about it. That's Eileen (his OT) applying pressure to his backside. A little trick of the trade in helping him develop upper body strength!

HEY LADY, JUST GIVE ME THE SPOON!

We haven't been making too much progress in the feeding department, but we keep trying slowly but surely. Unfortunately he has been having so much respiratory difficulty that we don't want to push too much with the feeding and risk further aspiration. So for right now we are focusing only on his tongue issues. Our goal is for him to close his mouth around the spoon and keep his tongue in there too. He tends to want to stick his tongue out, which certainly doesn't help with swallowing. But he just wants to play with the spoon! :)

3 comments:

Moriah (zandysmom) said...

Awwwww could he be any cuter??? What a muffin.

I used soda to teach Alex to close his mouth. The carbonation was enough of a "surprise" to get him to close his mouth. It totally worked for us.

Hope Max is feeling better today & you guys are able to get in some celebrations!

Dylan (and Kristy) said...

Hi Max,

You look good in these photos. Isn't Eileen awesome! I love my playtimes with her.

Have fun at Children's tomorrow. We'll be praying for good news and that you are feeling better soon from this current "bug".

Miss ya.

Dylan (and his Mommy, Kristy)

elle said...

can he be cuter NO