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Jake’s Therapy: Is This Your Monkey?

When I was in school, I never would have thought I would be begging for extra work to do over the summer break.  With Jake, however, I need all the help I can get to get through the gap between … Continue reading

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Jake’s Therapy: What For?

A question I seem to be asked a lot lately is why we are doing therapy with Jake.  When I hear a question once or twice, I don’t think much about it.  When it comes up five or six times, I … Continue reading

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Jake’s Therapy: Sweet Jake

My sweet little Jake is back!   Most mothers say those words after their son has been away at college or spent a year or two being deployed.  My little guy didn’t actually leave my house, but was somehow replaced by … Continue reading

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Jake’s Therapy: Waiting, Waiting, Waiting

The last month I have been quiet on the therapy front since there hasn’t been much to say. We’re still doing therapy and it’s still a lot the same.  Jake improves in his eating, talking, and physical developement, but it is still … Continue reading

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Jake’s Therapy: Is This a Cow?

It’s been an interesting week of therapy, so I’ve waited to write until my mind could munch on everything a bit. On Monday, we met with Lisa.  The unfortunate part of being involved with a state-run program is I’ve had … Continue reading

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Jake’s Fingers: Guesswork in the Maze

I’ve learned that part of being a mother is seeing my child behave very differently in public than he ever would at home.  We’ve all heart the mother say, “I’ve never seen him do that before” and we’ve all thought … Continue reading

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Jake’s Fingers: Proud and Happy Mama

Every week we go to therapy, I come up with one more reason to love our occupational therapist, Becky.  I’ve had a lot of time to think about our doctor’s appointment last week (https://sistertwo.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/jakes-therapy-the-missing-link/ ), but no one who could … Continue reading

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Jake’s Fingers: “One Smart Bear”

After our physical therapy assessment in the morning, Jake and I arrived a little bedraggled to his feeding therapy appointment.  Jake was exhausted after a rough morning and passed straight out and didn’t wake up until a few minutes before … Continue reading

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Jake’s Legs: Preparation for Life

We reached another milestone in Jake’s therapy today since we finally had his physical therapy assessment this morning.  Whenever we’ve reached a milestone, there has been much rejoicing and excitement.  After today, I kinda wanted to kick this particular milestone … Continue reading

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Jake’s Fingers: I Can Do It Myself & Snack Therapy

The last few weeks of Jake’s therapy have been, um, challenging.  Which is the nice word I use when life has been straight up impossible.  Jake plateaued and then slid merrily backwards into gagging at food, saying “NO” to everything, … Continue reading

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