Thursday, February 4, 2010

Physical Therapy

So Blake went to his first physical therapy appointment today. His pediatrician I think just meant for it to be a one time thing to make sure he's on track, even though we weren't too worried about it. We've read that some kids with Alagille's syndrome have some developmental delays. Well he was tired through the appointment, so not really into sitting/rolling, etc. But he does it!!! They said they didn't see anything wrong though. And that they would like to see me weekly.

Um, WEEKLY? Why? They saw nothing wrong. I can understand maybe monthly to make sure nothing is behind again, but weekly? I really don't see a need for that, especially since they didn't see anything wrong. They said that they would be able to give me tools to help him sit up better (adjusted age he's only five months, and he's getting it) and roll more. I really wasn't worried about it. If he doesn't want to roll, he doesn't want to roll. He CAN roll, and I think that's all that should matter. I can stand on my tip toes and walk, but I don't want to, so I don't. Do I need to go to physical therapy for that? Weekly at that? I don't have time for weekly appointments! He's already seeing his pediatrician every two weeks, going to Gainesville every month, going to Pensacola for other random tests, etc. Not to mention that besides his a million and one doctor appointments, I also have five demanding online classes and lately I've been working five to six days a week. I didn't really want to spend every single day I have off at doctor appointments. I mean, I pretty much do now anyway, but still. I just think it's kind of absurd for my baby to go to physical therapy weekly when he doesn't have any problems.

Anyway, I was browsing through Sabrina's blogs that she is following, and I got so inspired! There are SO many things that I want to make! Now I just wish that I had time to do them! lol. I'm so fed up with being busy. What ever happened to being able to spend quality time with your family and making fun crafts, not worrying about deadlines for tests and papers and homework, worrying about money and work and missing your baby while away? There's just so much I want to do, just no time. :( I want to garden, I want to sew, I want to cloth diaper and eat home grown things, I want to get some chickens and eat fresh eggs, I want to decorate, want to just be able to take a nap with my son without feeling guilty that I should be doing schoolwork instead. Oh summer, where are you?


Anonymous said...

it's your call. if you don't feel he needs to therapy weekly, you don't have to take him. I am positive that just working with him at home, he will do it in his own time. I mean, Lily is not crawling yet, and she is 9 months old. Should I be taking her to PT? Nope. I am just letting her figure it out at her own pace. We work on it every now and then, but I am not going to force her. She will do it when she is ready. Blake will sit up unassisted when he is ready. He will roll more and start crawling when he is ready. Talk to them and ask WHY they want to see him weekly if they didn't see anything wrong. Ask them if you can do it monthly. Or even bi - weekly. You are overloaded and you don't need this extra, unnecessary appointment. Love you both !

sheila riannon said...

Yeah, at the next appointment I think I'm going to ask for maybe monthly or at least NOT weekly. I think that's a bit much. He was tired also yesterday morning, I mean he crashed out on the way home. He's not really into being super active when he's tired, I'm not either! He was rolling plenty today. He doesn't really use it to get around, but he does roll. And they were acting like he can't pivot on his stomach, even though I told him he can. I guess since they didn't see it, they don't believe me? I don't know. I'm not really worried about it. He can even sit up unassisted every once in a while just fine. And that's normal. Like you said, he'll do it on his own time.