Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Therapy

I'm so excited that Ruby is doing well with her therapies but couldn't they just let you be happy about an achievement for a few days before you have to start thinking about what's next,what your child still is not doing.I know it's the therapist job to point out things your child needs to be doing but when your child makes an accomplishment can't they just give you a couple of days.I guess sometimes I just feel overwhelmed with everything that needs to be learned.
Well,off to therapy!

8 comments:

Evelyn said...

Don't let it get you down. It can be quite overwhelming, but you focus on Ruby's accomplishments and know that she will do those other things in her own time. Blessings!

Wendy P said...

I know what you mean. I feel like I missed a lot of Kira's babyhood because I was so focused on the next step. It makes me sad.

Lianna said...

I agree with you 100%. The only thing I can say is TAKE ALL THE TIME YOU WANT AND NEED to savour and celebrate Ruby's achievements.

There will always be "something to work on"...And maybe that is the way with all children? BUT when our kids with Ds do accomplish what we know that has been SO hard for them to do, it is cause for GREAT celebrations!

stephanie said...

Well, you can celebrate Ruby's accomplishments with all of us! We know it's nice to just enjoy the moment before moving on.

Tausha said...

I completely know what you mean. We were so excited when holding Sam's hands and counting to three and on three he would pull at our hands and stand right up. We showed the therapist and she was like great but we need him to do it this way. I was like argh!!!! So, we will reveal in each others kids accomplishments and we know for ourselves they are huge and worth savoring!!

Monica @ Monkey Musings said...

I hear ya! I guess that's their job and they're letting you know that they're committed to keep Ruby moving forward. Our Music Therapist wants to quit working on walking (he's not walking or standing independently yet) and focus on signing. Here's an example of her not even waiting for the milestone to be met. I guess she's confident he'll do it sooner rather than later.

JaybirdNWA said...

It is true that we as Therapist can sometimes be overly focused on the end goal that it is sometimes difficult for us to stop and enjoy the little nuggets along the way. But you enjoy them with her - our children need to celebrate their accomplishments.

Perplexing Situation said...

They are celebrating with you and her too. They do appreciate all those little accomplishments even if it doesn't always feel that way.