Hi! I wanted to post a list of the goals I have for Grace over our next four week break from school starting next week. Actually, Grace is technically getting a five week break because she was out this past week for being sick. :(
Long story short, she wound up having a viral infection that caused her tonsils to become very swollen, on top of an ear infection. After two trips to the doctor and being on an antibiotic and a steroid, she is finally feeling a little better! We are all tired of her being sick. It's been a long week. Grace had to miss her end of the year program at school, and we missed seeing her friends graduate. I was so heartbroken we had to miss this big event. :(
Back to our goals. I find it easier and less overwhelming to have short term goals to work on over a specific period of time. Also, I like to take that time to focus on working on specific long term goals. I just think it helps me be more intentional with our time throughout the day.
Here's our list, so you can know how to specifically pray for Grace over the next four weeks. :)
-continue to work on getting out of the "W" sitting position
-focus on pulling up (pulling up boot camp as our PT says)
-work on walking with our walker
-work on learning how to hold the straw cup
-do lots of hand over hand activities/work on handing objects on request (ex. "give ___ to mama/daddy," coloring, pretend play with baby, shape sorter, puzzles, etc)
-weaning pacis (only use when sleeping or in public as needed)
-imitating more sounds
We are also going to play with her new wagon and go swimming a lot, and we have a few arts and crafts projects I want to work on. Grace will also start back with aquatic therapy next week.
It's going to be a busy, but focused next four weeks. Please pray with us for Grace to continue making progress toward her goals. We are so thankful for your prayers!