Sunday, January 22, 2012

Three Month Update

I am a little late posting about Noah's three month birthday but things have just been busy around here.

Noah seems to be doing pretty well these days. From my unskilled eye he actually seems to be getting better. I know that isn't how Cerebral Palsy works, but from what i can tell his arms and legs seem to be loosening up a bit and he is using both sides much more equally than before.

Noah's physical rehabilitation doctor said we should watch his left side. Probably basing this off the fact that his seizures mostly originated on the right side of his brain. However, what Katie and I have noticed is that his right side seems to be the weaker side. His regular physical therapist also agrees with this notion and has us focusing on getting him to use his right arm more. As well as getting him to look and turn to the right more. He has been making progress with this and I would say that he is closer to being centered now, but still favors his left side more.

We have been focusing on getting him to sit better. Also to use his right side more while he is sitting, which is more difficult for him than when he is on his back or being held. So far he is doing well with this, but there is still a noticeable difference in the strength and coordination of his two sides. This is the way Cerebral Palsy can work in some cases. It really seems that is Noah's issue...

Over all though, we are very happy with Noah's progress. He is talking more, as well as playing with toys and turning towards voices and sounds. Putting to rest a lot of our concerns about his vision.

It is still only the beginning, but i am feeling good about his progress thus far and can't wait to see where he goes from here!

4 comments:

  1. He's going to be a challenge, but you will learn as much from him as he does from you. :)

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  2. Thanks for the update and keeping us post, glad to hear he is doing good.

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  3. Told you I was behind...I didn't realize he had been diagnosed with cerebal palsy.
    My one grandson has it--he did have to wear leg braces for a couple years.

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  4. I'm happy to get this update for several reasons: 1) I am concerned with how the three of you are getting along, and 2) I'd somehow lost the link to this blog! Thanks for posting it on Gather!

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