So we started a new adventure in the W household today.
Jackson is starting physical therapy.
We had our initial consult at The CHOA Scottish Rite Location this morning. I have to admit I was a little nervous going into it. All in all it went great. I almost *almost* lost it only once and I thought that was good. :) Our PT was wonderful. Super sweet and answered all of our questions. At the end of the evaluation (that lasted 2 1/2hrs) she gave J his score on the scale they have. 10-12 is average and he is functioning (for his gross motor skills) at a 2. I was a little surprised at how low it was, but when she started going over things he "should" do I realized her assessment was more than fair. (That's when I *almost lost it). The part that they actually did the physical therapy with him a lot of tears were shed. She reassured us that none of the exercises hurt him, that he was just out of his comfort zone and upset. I could tell by his cry that was true. It was more mad and frustrated. She said this usually lasts the first month or so then they get more comfortable. So all in all it was a success. We will go once a week for an hour session and do workouts at home. Then when BCW starts we will add another PT session in the home also (they take up to 45 days to initially contact you). It looks like we are at a great place to catch up and it will be work for Jackson but, we know he is up to the challenge. Our PT today thought that in 3-4 months we should be up to speed. We will meet the PT we will work with throughout Jackson's therapy next week. So say some prayers for our little man. I know this journey is one we need to embark on. I just hate to make him upset and cry he is such a happy man. I don't ever want anything to break his sweet spirit. I guess this will be the first time since he was born we as parents will have to do something he may not like for his own good. I'm sure not the last.
I leave you with a picture from this evening.
We had to get some swing time in since he worked so hard today.