31 January 2010

Time For Some Updates, First Stop, Physio

Physio, physio, physio.....ahhhhh...it's hard work for a little boy, especially when he is absolutely, positively, not one tiniest little bit interested in standing.

Sure, who needs standing, he can bum shuffle with lighting speed (if you don't believe me, check this out, second video down). He can get everywhere he needs to, to cause complete and utter destruction to his surroundings. Please consider the following photographic evidence as proof:

"Time for a tea break I think!"

"The cat likes to scavenge, doesn't he?"

Rolling is not a bad method for chasing a balloon or his own version of commando crawling (I really mean dragging himself along on his belly), is very useful when your fool of a mammy puts a biscuit 6 feet away from you in an attempt to make you crawl.

For months we have been trying to get him to stand:
  • in front of the TV, watching High Five, and getting him to dance -He is sooooo over that now, and after an episode of this, mammy's patience wears very very thin......
  • in front of the full length mirror, singing a song- bored with that now too
  • against the sofa with the cat just out of reach- he'd much prefer to sit and try and lure the cat instead
So now our physiotherapist has given us a new technique, which involves both parents, a special song to sing only when he is standing (not choosen yet, anyone have an idea for a good standing song?). I hope this one works!! We also have to get him to "crawl" up the top step of the stairs, and I discovered this morning, that leaving the basket of washing just out of his reach is his motivator to do it.

He's getting too heavy, and I have this sinking feeling of dread that I will be carrying him until he goes to school....arghhhhhhh

And it's not that he can't bear weight, he just won't. His knees stay together, his hips don't splay out, he's just a big lazy bum. The laziest child ever to grace the face of the planet.

He's always been a bit behind in terms of physio, I firmly believe that his surgery and subsequent recovery played a big role in this. Only on Friday did he sit up on his own, with no help or support, from his belly. He hasn't done it since. But now I know he can do it!!!...

Actually, now that I think about it, maybe he can stand, maybe he CAN walk....he's fooling us all, he just wants to be carried everywhere, FOREVER....

I'm on to you mister, from now on, it's going to be hard work in physio all the way