Friday, January 23, 2009

Therapy Update

It's been a while since I post a therapy update. Milo has been doing really well in therapy. He has really taken off in speech. He says so many words I haven't been able to count them all and he does several signs now the cutest of which is please. He rubs his hand across his chest and if he really wants what ever he is saying please for he rubs both hands on his chest! I think that we will be able to drop speech soon!

Feeding is going better than it started out but it's much more hit and miss then speech. He had gained 2 pounds in three months but then he got sick and lost it so we are working in getting him back up to where he was. We are also working on trying to get him to eat more of what we are eating rather than fixing something different for him just to be giving something I know he will eat. That is incredibly hit or miss. It what we are having has a strong smell (like tuna fish salad) he refuses to even open his mouth but if what we are eating is close to something he already like (like eggplant parmigiana, close to spaghetti which he likes) then it's easier to make the transition. All in all though he is eating more volume, a bigger variety, gaining weight and not tantruming as much at meal times!

This is a video of Milo saying and signing please. I would pause the video he was watching and ask him if he wants more. He was so absorbed that the sign didn't quite make it to his chest he just rubbed his hips!



Shannah said...

That is seriously the cutest thing I have ever seen!

Elaine said...

I was happy to hear an update about your sweet little one! So glad things are going well!