|School pictures (pre-Botox)|
The bad is that Allie was using her increased tone in place of strength and, now that the tone is gone, so is her ability to do a lot of the things she was doing before. Going up and down stairs is really hard, as is picking up or holding things with Righty.
We were warned that Allie would seem really weak post-Botox, but we're optimistic that she'll gain enough strength independent of her tone that she'll bounce back.
We've been told to encourage crawling so we've started "M&M races" where Allie gets an M&M if she crawls through a popup tunnel tube in under 10 seconds. Allie will do most anything for an M&M so it's working reasonably well so far and her crawling is looking good.
We are also doing lots of stretches, which Allie suddenly loves because she isn't so tight. She was cuddling on my lap and cracking up tonight as Jonathan stretched all of her limbs. I don't think she's ever cracked up during stretches before.