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The Double Edged Sword of Looking Good

Appearences aren’t always indicative of reality. A conversation after Sunday Mass with my friend’s family reminded me of the deceptive nature of appearences. We can exude a reality that doesn’t exist. 456 more words


Two Months Post-SPML

This Sunday will mark two months since we made the difficult decision to have Selective Percutaneous Myofascial Lengthening (SPML) surgery. We’ve been hard at work over the past two months, doing some… 167 more words

Sol's Progress

An Intense Intensive

This week, Solly had his first ever PT intensive at Full Circle Therapy, the center where he does hippotherapy.

It was intense! (Seriously. Solly took a 4 hour nap yesterday!) 351 more words

Sol's Progress

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Even though one of Sol’s strokes completely wiped out his speech center, speech is one thing that I never worried about as much as I did gross and fine motor skill development. 517 more words

Infant Stroke

On Vision and HBOT

For those of you who have been following our blog since the beginning, you might remember my constant worry over Solly’s vision. Sol was born with his eyes somewhat stuck looking towards the left. 497 more words

Sol's Progress


Three weeks ago, Solly had his first hippotherapy session. Ever since Solly turned two, the age when children are generally allowed to start horse therapy, I have been anxious to get him on a horse. 403 more words

Sol's Progress

Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Adjustments for Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy

Now that E is older, we have again broached massage therapy and chiropractic as treatment options for her spasticity.  E had several chiropractic adjustments when she was an infant after her traumatic birth, and we tried myofascial release massage therapy when she was around 3 years old but she HATED it, so we haven’t done either for a number of years now. 1,357 more words

Life With A Stroke Survivor