Friday, March 15, 2013

Therapy Secrets: Wilbarger Deep Pressure and Proprioceptice Technique-An Update

Baby to Tot

We tried implementing the Wilbarger Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive Technique, but another flare of eczema has foiled our plans again.  This time we made it for a week and the results were fantastic!  He was really eating, trying new things, and being more social.  However, when the eczema really started to flare, he was very upset by the brushing and I couldn't blame him.  We tried going around the irritated skin, but we ran out of skin realty.

Our new plan is to try to get rid of the eczema.  We have already gone on a whole foods diet, but we are going to go organic.  It's amazing how much food affects our bodies, especially when your body is sensitive.  So we're getting rid of all GMO products and making our food choices organic.  Hopefully, this will improve the eczema and we can try again.

Creating a masterpiece is fun!
 Of course, the winter dry weather is not helping the situation.  We lather lotion 3-4 times a day, but it's still dry.  I have a vaporizer adding moisture to our home air and we are careful with his clothes, but it's still dry.  The eczema is much better, since we stopped brushing.  So we have the confirmation that the brushing irritates the skin, though we didn't really need that confirmed.

We have implemented a sensory diet, which is part of the program, with good results.  Baba is definitely more amiable to trying new things and he is more tolerant of crowds and new places.  I have a separate post on how to implement a sensory diet in the works.

It's really great to see how my son is growing and exploring his world.  He is a happy, curious, loving boy who is beating the odds against all my previous assumptions about babies who suffer a stroke!  We still have work to do, but most of the time, we are enjoying our growing, maturing relationship. 

How funny!

He is going to be 2 soon!  I feel like he's officially not a baby and I feel a little sad about it.  Not that I want him to stay a baby, I just miss the baby cuteness.  I'm a little scared about the terrible twos, but I think we will figure this out...the little guy and me.  I hope!


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