|barely 1 month old|
When I put him down to eat, he fell. When I turned away to get something, he slipped. His body is not cooperating today. His right foot seems to be lagging behind when he's cruising. He almost face planted on the activity table. Is this because we didn't do the Masgutova Treatment Method today? Can we not skip one day of therapy? No I guess we can't skip therapy.
Sometimes it's hard being a therapist and mom. Sometimes I wish I didn't know so much about the body and effects of a stroke. I don't know if I worry more than the average special needs mom, but I worry. I worry even when things seem to be great. I worry more when I see him struggle. I can see the difference when he's having an off day. I guess I'm not that great on my off days either. I guess I'm having an off day.
When he cries, it's heartbreaking. He doesn't cry often, so when he cries it feels like something is horribly wrong. Did that fall hurt his brain more? Is that why he's screaming? No. He didn't lose conscious or start throwing up. No. He didn't have another brain injury. Falling is a part of learning to stand, learning to walk. He hasn't learned about gravity yet. He will. I hope he will.
It's going to be okay. He's doing amazingly well. Yes. He surpassed all my expectations. I have to stop having expectations. I have to treat him like a "typical" child. He's not sick. He just has a brain injury. He's not going to die. He just has a brain injury.
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