Thursday, January 19, 2012

It's Called a Therapy Vacation

A little rest and relaxation is good for everyone, especially an overworked baby.

Allie has worked her way up to her full dose of Topamax, an anti-seizure medication, and we are hopeful that this will be able to control her seizures. Some days she doesn't have any and other days she has many. We are meeting with her neurologist this afternoon to talk about how everything is going and see if there is anything that we can do differently.

Until she has been seizure-free for at least a week, she is taking some time off from constraint therapy. She will still be doing physical therapy, but not having to be driven to and from Baltimore 3 days a week frees up a good deal of her time. This morning, she and I piled a mound of pillows in her room, curled up on top of them with a blanket and some of her favorite books. She diligently turned the pages as I read the books to her and we got some time to just lounge around and chat.

Granted, our conversation consisted of mostly "baba ga naaaa mamama MA!" "What do you want for lunch today?" "taDADADADA ta ta maaa." "Are you excited to go to the doctor?" "[raspberry] [laugh] [raspberrry]." Still, we had gotten so caught up in getting her to and from places and making sure everything got done that I had forgotten to take some time to just enjoy her.

A therapy vacation is good for all of us.

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