Then Tuesday we finally had our appointment with California Children's Services. I have been waiting 2 months for this (since we moved). Mostly it was just a lot of paperwork and questions. I should get a call next week to have him scheduled for his evaluation with the PT and OT to get a new plan of therapy started.
Wednesday, we had Dylan's new service coordinator come out to the house from the L.A. Regional Center. She was wonderful and I feel very fortunate that she will be handling Dylan's case. She is increasing his home therapy from the previous 5 hrs/month to 10 hrs/month and not only will he have his early childhood developmental therapist but also a at home PT/OT and possibly a speech therapist. The speech therapist may not start right away but she is working on it. This was all very exciting news!
Then today we had our first visit from Dylan's new developmental therapist. She was also great and she has actually worked with another child with WHS. She is the first therapist that I have meet that has seen and knows about the syndrome. She just loved Dylan and I am very excited to see what she has in store for him.
We also had a little fun this week - we went to the pumpkin patch - the kids had a great time.
My little cuddle bug.
Dylan's Tubmobile arrived today - another great therapy toy. Thanks to Jessica, a fellow blogger, who suggested it. Dylan really liked it and Hailey had a great time pushing him all around the house.
Then tonight, Hailey's school was having their annual Halloween Festival so we had to go of course. I do have to say that they were the hit of the night with their adorable costumes - The Rainbow and the Little Pot Of Gold!
In the last week or so Dylan has actually been trying to bear weight on his legs and longer than just a few seconds. He can stand with his leg braces but they keep his knees locked so he really isn't standing on his own by any means. We are so happy for this new skill. Up until now he really hasn't shown any interest in wanting to straighten his legs so I am pretty excited! Keep up all the work big man!!! I have to say that the stove top is NOT on, I laughed at Mitch after I took the video and though that maybe he could find a better place for standing work. :)