Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Finally Snapped Some Pictures...

...of Avery's play class (every Tuesday for 45 minutes). They have organized songs, free play and then reading time...she loves it! Here she is playing with the musical instruments and attempting to pop bubbles!

Timbits Soothes the Savage Beast!

Avery was such a grump yesterday. Since we had to wait outside the school to pick up C, I got her some Timbits which cheered her up some!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mommy Tries to Get Avery...

...to clean up her mess! She dumped all of Mommy's primas on the floor and seems more than content to wear the container as a mask. What a goofball!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tale of a Marker by Avery...

I found a marker while Mommy was on the phone with Grandma Fillo. I colored on the table a bit, pretended it was lipstick and then proceeded to chomp the end of it off. I then crawled on top of the table so I could embed the marker tip into my knee and drag some of the color around the living room. Did I mention it was fuschia?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Avery's Speech/Physio Appointment

Avery had a joint speech/physio appointment today. She did virtually no talking as she was too fixated on walking and playing with the toys.

I met with her new physiotherapist today. She showed us some new stretches and assessed Avery's gait now that she's up and about. She has given us a prescription to have a brace made for her right foot (which will reach up to her knee - it will most likely look like that in the picture). This brace will not be fixed but will instead have a joint to allow her to bend her knee. Most importantly though, it will get her body used to holding her foot flat and straight (rather than shifting inward with pronated toes). Her brace is made by a separate private clinic. Even with the province covering 75%, it will still be a minimum of $500 out of pocket (these things are crazy expensive). She will have to go for some fittings to ensure a proper fit. I was not told how long she would be in it but I assume, since we will have to start going every two weeks or so, the physiotherapist will be able to give us the okay when Ave has progressed sufficiently.

P.S. As soon as we left the hospital, Ave was a chatterbox! Figures...

Saturday, October 2, 2010