Monday, March 23, 2009

Cardiology and Physical Therapy

Last week was a busy week for little Eli. He had a visit from the Early Intervention worker on Monday. Then Wednesday we drove downtown to Children's Hospital for the cardiologist appointment. After waiting a month for the appointment, driving downtown, and setting aside 3 hours for the appointment (yes, seriously...the intake was at 11:00 and the echo was scheduled for 1pm) we arrived and the doctor spent approximately 3 minutes with us before stating that it was a "classic" heart murmur that was no problem and no other tests were necessary. So, it was a relief, though a bit anti-climatic. Then Friday was his physical therapy evaluation. I think he actually had a lot of fun playing with the therapist and all her toys...until she laughed at him. He is a very senstive boy, and when she laughed he stuck his bottom lip out and let the tears start flowing. This has got to be the funniest thing that Eli does. I know it's not nice, but whenever he does this I start laughing so hard I cry. You just can't believe how far that bottom lip comes out. But anyway :), she said that his gross motor skills are that of a 7 month old. But fine motor skills, cognition, and social skills are significantly better. She also said that there is nothing preventing him from developing skills or causing the delay, but that it is purely a lack of experience due to all the time he spent laying in a crib on his back. Which means we should have a mover and a shaker in no time!

5 comments:

Jaime said...

Praise the Lord for the good report!

beBOLDjen said...

That's great news for Eli!!! Yeah!

Chris & Sarah Peek said...

Yay! Maybe Matthew should start teaching him how to dance ;). What a blessing.

Ray and Lisa said...

That's great news! Jonas just started his physical therapy with Early Intervention this past Friday. He's already made progress! I'm pleased and afraid that I'll soon be baby chasing. :) I'm sure Eli will progress quickly with the extra help too!

Zack, Rebecca and Caleb Caldwell said...

That is great news! And I know what you mean about that bottom lip :)