At least that's what it's called at Choc. When we check in, I say it's for rehab, and then I giggle, cuz Baby rehab sounds funny. Then we travel down to the hospital basement with all of the other baby junkies.
This has been our first full week of hardcore therapy. I'm talking 7X's a week therapy. I have to say, I'm pretty beat, so I can only imagine how Davy feels. I hope this becomes a "normal" for us, cuz it's been hard to juggle.
The main reason we are in the basement is for vital stem or e-stim. I have heard mix reviews on this. My cousin called it owiE-stim, cuz her son screamed the whole time. Then my SIL told me it wasn't so bad, but she is an adult.......so....... yeah.
Well the first session, I was pleasantly surprised. Davy cried just at the very end. So, I thought, Davy is rock star, this is nothin.
Spoke to soon Ruthy.
She cried a little more in the second session and then even more in the third. I will say, she used to cry harder in Physical therapy, so I'm not too phased by her tears. But I don't want this to be bummer for her either. So hopefully things will get better.
You can see below how they hook up these little pads to her neck and send little currents to her throat. She gets pretty ticked off when we have to take that tape off. You can see how she is not to thrilled about it either.
After e- stim we drive over to health bridge for OT and PT. Just when I thought OT was starting to get healthier foods, they pull out frosting, cheese whiz and Jello.
In a matter of seconds Davy looked like this(see below pic). She took one bite of frosting and she was hooked. She slathered it on like a bath and body lotion. Good thing she had her new larger bib on, thanks again Summer!Then for dessert Davy had her first pixie stick. She wasn't to into it but it did help her with her mouth closure. After OT we have a half hour break so I can feed her some real food then we have PT. Which daaang, she is getting by really well. She lasts 45 minutes, which is a very long time for a little bird like her.
SO, this is our schedule, twice a week and with one more in house PT sesh on Fridays. I'm trying to see if it's better to compact a lot in one day or if we should spread it out more. We'll see, we'll see. It's all up to Miss Davy. I hope she votes for compact though.