Monday, April 23, 2012

Kisses from Allie


Allie had a great day.  She had an appointment with her cardiologist this morning for an EKG and an Echo.  Everything looks great!  Plus, she was very well behaved during the whole thing.  She was knocking everything around with Righty, grabbing my hair, pushing away the Echo wand, and banging on little portable machine.  She was very impressive.

At the end of the EKG, the nurse asked what Allie's pink band aid on her right arm was.  The band aid that she was referring to was the kineseo tape that her occupational therapist puts on her to help with her wrist motion.  I explained that Allie had a stroke and that she has some difficulty moving her right side.  The nurse was shocked and said "I never would have known that she had any problem with her right side!"  I liked that.

At daycare, she had a fun time finger painting.  You can see her getting ready to paint with her friends below.  I love the little plastic aprons that they are all wearing.


I stopped by daycare to visit after a meeting and I got there just after she woke up from her nap.  She looked so cute rolling around on her cot. 

She also kicked butt during constraint therapy tonight.  Check out how she is crossing midline to bang her hammer on her toy. I cannot believe what amazing progress Allie is making.  Everyday she does a little bit more than the day before and sometimes it is hard to really appreciate the amazing strides she is making.  Sometimes when she thinks that we aren't looking, we catch her reaching for things with Righty even when Lefty is there too.  The little sneak!

Her walking is getting better and better everyday too.  She has been taking mini-assisted steps but tonight she was all about walking.  She even initiated her own steps all the way across our kitchen.  Keep in mind that our kitchen is about the size of a large refrigerator, but we were still as happy as can be.

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