February 22, 2013

The New Toy

  Sadie does not know how to play with toys.  She looks at them, but does not grab at them.  She used to hold things in her hands after you put them there, but she has lost that skill.  We are not sure why she lost it, but we are working on getting it back.  It seems to have disappeared around her hospital stay in January, maybe it is due to all the hand poking and arm holding in the hospital with IV's and blood draws.  Who knows, but we are working on the skill.
  Thia week her OT (occupational therapist) brought some push button toys.  They are big toys that have very simple, easy buttons to push.  It teaches cause and effect and helps her self esteem to know that she can do something and make something happen.  She loves them!  She is not to sure about using her hands yet, but it's a work in progress.  Her is some pics of her playing with her light/vibrate push button toy with her feet.  Please excuse her morning hair.  She would be embarrassed to know I put these up ;)

 (this is a laughing/happy look)

I tried to show the sequence of her pushing the light, but it's kinda hard.  Sadie would pick her feet up, put them down the light would come on and vibrate, she would laugh and get all excited, stop by pulling her legs back up and do it all over again.  It's so funny to watch her.  I'm so excited for her.  You can just see her amazement and wonder with the fact that she is causing it to happen.  It is a reminder that it is the little things in life that matter.

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