This summer has been unlike the past two summers. Living in Canada we now have access to therapies and the weather isn’t quite so hot as being in Cairo. We are also able to see my family in Michigan more often so a two month long stay at my mom’s once a year isn’t as necessary as it was the two previous summers. This summer we’ve been able to go on weekend adventures with Papa-Daddy and share stories with him daily in person, rather than over the phone, like the summers we spent apart. We’ve been able to enjoy friends visiting and making new friends in the park in the water play area. It’s been a laid back summer and we are still enjoying it. Sebastian is finishing up his second, and last, week of camp at his pre-school, where he’s made new friends, met new teachers and had new adventures.
Although we have access to different therapies, we haven’t been able to afford them as frequently as we’d like. We are STILL on the waiting list for PT and OT covered by OHIP (national health care). Sebastian had three sessions using the Theratogs and he works hard every time. He loves going to see his therapist and is so proud of all of his achievements. And so are we. The photos below are from his most recent session, a week before summer camp started. When asked if he’d like to wear his special suit, he always smiles. It helps him sit up straighter and works his muscles in different ways that allow him to build strength while making things easier to accomplish, like sitting and reaching for toys. You’ll notice he’s sitting on a potty seat in two of the photos. We were trying out an idea that we hope will work at home for potty time. Yes, I’ll be writing about that closer to the end of the summer, after I finish reading all of my books on the subject!
In the next two weeks Sebastian will be getting his Kid Walk walker as well as a set of Theratogs. We are thankful for all of the support we have received from friends and family in past fundraisers as well as to Easter Seals which has helped fund the walker. Watch out world, Sebastian is headed your way!