Ben has global developmental delays, meaning that at the age of almost 9 months, he is more at the level of a 2 or 3 month old baby. He gets physical therapy (affectionately known as PT) once a week, usually on Tuesday mornings when Jonny is at preschool and Isaac is at kindergarten. During these sessions, we work on Ben’s gross motor skills such as sitting without support, holding his head up when he is on his belly, and weight-bearing on his legs. Ben usually fusses during PT because his therapist makes him work. Mom and Dad tend to be too easy on him sometimes! Ben’s therapist is great, even though HE doesn’t always think so. He seems to do a little better with PT when we are faithful with following though with his exercises during the rest of the week. Sometimes it’s hard to do, especially when he’s sick.
Mark took Ben to the doctor today because he was still having diarrhea. Now we have to collect stool samples!!! That will be a blast, I am sure!