Every 4 - 6 months I take Crew to see Dr. Rehab. She is an excellent Dr. , very knowledgeable and positive. Dr. Rehab was impressed with the improvement the Crew has made over the past 5 months.
Since we saw her last he has learned to crawl, can sit for longer periods and has started using his walker.
We talked about adjusting the levels of Baclofen to decrease some of his spasticity. Last visit, we talked about the possibility of Crew being a candidate for a Rhizotomy. This time when I brought it up she said that Crew might not even need the Rhizotomy. With the progress that he is making right now it is best to focus on his therapy and just wait and see. She didn't think his spasticity was severe enough to justify Botox either, yet.
Dr Rehab believes that if a child can sit by age 2, they will walk (with assistive devices) by age 5. She indicated that Crew fit within that timeline so I asked her if she considers Crew as a child that can sit... she said yes. Sitting is all relative anyway. You know, I often tell people that he can't sit because to me "he can't!" unless I situate his legs and prompt him to put his hands out to the side.... okay then he can sit... until he tips over. Ha Ha!
I love positive Dr's!