Last week marked the unofficial end to our summer. We seriously enjoyed our last week of practically any free time. Elena didn’t have therapy at all last Tuesday, Thursday and Friday so we lived it up! On Tuesday, Gramma came up and played with Laney while I got to run all the errands I had been stocking up. Thursday, we went down to Gramma’s with my cousin and her two girls to swim and have lunch. Elena has really enjoyed all her pool time this summer! Friday, Gramma, Elena and I went to the Indiana State Museum to check out the Abraham Lincoln exhibit and had lunch on their terrace overlooking the canal. It was such a fun week! I wasn’t stressed about napping and schedules…what a reprieve!
But this week, so it begins. Tomorrow will be an early morning as we head down to Elena’s new therapy in Mooresville. I’m not sure how things will go…for her or me, so prayers this week will be much appreciated. August is going to be a whirlwind of a month. She’ll be in therapy 11 hours a week and for whatever reason, she has at least one doctor appointment a week this month. So, needless to say, we’ll be girls on the go!
Elena’s been enjoying another nice little bump from the Botox the last couple weeks. She’s been able to use her arms a little more, which is so encouraging. It’s another reminder to us that she really can comprehend what we are asking of her, it’s just so hard for her little body to communicate that she understands. We’re praying that the Botox continues to work as well as it has these last couple weeks.
I’ll leave you with a little video from last week. Elena is borrowing a “switch” from a family we met here in the neighborhood. Their son will be in Elena’s class at the Jackson Center. A switch is basically a button that you plug into an adapted toy. When Elena pushes the big button, it makes the toy turn on, teaching her cause and effect. We tried the switch for the first time with her in therapy last week, and she got the hang of it very quickly! I’ve never seen her be able to use her arms that much at once…it was so exciting for me to see.
Thanks for all the prayers this week! I’ll let you know how everything goes!