Austin went to Ann Arbor today for his yearly physical medicine check up. He's tightening up a bit more they believe because he's growing so Dr. Green has referred him for some extra therapy. He'll be going back to the same place he went when he was an infant. Once he got walking they were kind of at a crossroads with him because there really wasn't much more to work on with him and he was only 2 so it was hard to communicate. So hopefully a few years later and being a much better talker and listener we'll see some improvement.
She also insisted he get an extra-curricular activity going so I wasn't crazy in my other post about him needing to do something. She said swimming is more of a life skill and to get him some private lessons and then into group lessons once he's more comfortable in the water. So I figured that's what we'd do. She then on a side note said it's too bad we live so far away because they are starting a hockey team for children with disabilities down there and Austin and I both perked up. It's still in the planning stages but if it's a go and Austin gets accepted we'll find a way to make it happen. He loves to play hockey and our living room is the site of at least one mini-stick game per day. It will supposedly only be one day a week, and heck what's another child in travel hockey? Austin's ice is fully paid for by a grant. Thank you Dance Marathon! Now we just have to wait and see but hopefully we'll hear something soon. We would love to have another hockey player out on the ice.
Austin also was fitted for new AFO's. He actually loves this as it means new shoes in a few weeks. That's my boy! We go back on his birthday ~ the 26th. And he has said every day for about a month now how his birthday is coming. Maybe we'll be getting him his own #10 hockey jersey with A. Papesh on the back. Now that would be sweet!