Shelby's Project: Eye Patching
Shelby's ophthalmologist suggested that we start patching Shelby's stronger right eye for two hours a day to strengthen the left eye (this is the exact same concept as the constraint induced therapy casting of her arm). Poor girl! This infuriates her and so far, the longest amount of time I've been able to keep the patch on her is 30 minutes. I can distract her for a little while with the ipad and her favorite toys, but then she remembers the patch and attempts to rip it off (which I know hurts). Then I move to things I don't normally let her mess with, like my cell phone or our computer. I'm hoping to build up to the full two hours of patching in the next couple weeks.
Harding's project - Swimming
Harding has taken swim lessons several times, but due to lack of regular exposure to the pool after his lessons, he hasn't been able to stay completely comfortable in the water. This summer, we joined a pool and are working on teaching Harding to swim in earnest. Here he is below with my mom and my niece Riley: