When your baby is 1 week old, and she has her 1st MRI and the results aren’t what you thought you would ever hear, let alone something you never want to hear……Veronika has an injury to her brain from the bleed she had before she was born, and we believe that it will affect her movement down the left side of her body, and she will most likely never walk….

I guess at that point in you make a decision, one of two possible options i guess. You either think ‘oh well, if that’s how its gonna be, why bother,’ OR ‘Yes she will walk, and we will come back in when she does and say I TOLD YOU SO’.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Finished Eating

We have been working with our new speech therapist from St Giles to help with Veronika’s nutrition. One thing that the speechy at ECIS made for Veronika to use, just before Christmas was a finished sign.

Thats the black and white circle next to Veronika’s plate.
As you know Veronika hardly eats anything, and often we end up with an upended plate on the floor. I had been trying to figure out how to stop her throwing her plate when she has had enough to eat. The Speechy we were seeing thru ECIS, thought maybe the finished sign might help.
It seems to be working. Not that Veronika is eating any more than she used to….and now I am putting less on the plate to minimise the risk of having to pick it up off the floor. But Veronika has been putting her plate on the finished sign, when she has had enough, and now I don’t have to pick up anywhere near as much off the floor as I had to before!
Veronika putting her plate on the sign.

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