Well it’s been about a month since I’ve updated, so it’ll be a little lengthy of a post. Fisher girl is doing pretty good overall! We have started developmental therapy twice a month (they come to the house which is nice) and we started feeding therapy today.
We had our feeding therapy evaluation last week and Fisher qualified for the therapy, which I expected she would, and they told us she would qualify for OT as well, just due to her condition. One of the main things we realized today, is her jaw is set back farther than normal. This is causing her bottom lip to be sucked in when nursing (another reason we need the nipple shield still rather than breastfeeding without it.)
So what exactly do we do for this? One of our two awesome feeding therapist, Linda, went over different stretches we are going to do to help move her jaw. We worked on the jaw, moving her ribs downward and stretching her neck down as well since she’s uptight kinda like a turtle scrunched up lol
I noticed a difference in her neck after today’s therapy, which is insane to think of how quick this can help! Fisher really enjoyed the therapy today and so we will continue to work on these stretches and massages multiple times a day and go back next week for a follow up.
We are scheduled for our first Physical Therapy next week, along with G.I. Follow up, OT evaluation, and feeding therapy follow up. Also, we are a month into completely dairy free and we have noticed a HUGE difference in Fisher overall. Her reflux is still ridiculous, but she isn’t in extreme pain anymore.
On a side note, this momma has started back to work part time and Fisher has the luxury of coming with me! We’re working MWF in the morning! I’ve also started teaching with VIPkid online. I had my first student on Monday at 5:30 a.m. I know you’re thinking I’m crazy for getting up so early for one class, but I’m hoping after another month or two, I’ll be able to have several early morning classes while the kids sleep, then work at the office about 12 hours a week until Fisher isn’t able to handle going with me anymore. I am beyond blessed to have such an amazing boss to allow me to bring Fisher with me. I hope we can make it work as long as possible 🙂
With Christmas right around the corner, we are preparing for our sweet Fish’s first Christmas and first visit with Santa! Big brother is so excited and can’t wait to see what he will bring them both. Overall, we are most excited for family time! We can’t wait for Gram, Grand-daddy and Joseph to be home, as well as going to visit all of Bobby’s side of the family in MO. We sure do miss our MawMaw, PawPaw, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We will be headed to MO the weekend after Christmas to spend with them!
I will post next week after all of Fisher’s therapies and update everyone how Fisher’s first Thanksgiving went!!