Most of us do not think about prematurity. Premature babies happen to someone else. Right?
Category Archives: Medical & Therapy
This past year, the very wonderful functional skills teaching assistant, Miss Amy took her love of the children and moved on to begin a career in Occupational Therapy. She has been dearly missed in the classroom, but we know she can now help so many more children now that she is not limited by the school walls. Any parent of a child with feeding issues already has a field education in Feeding Therapy and is always striving to make this little area of life easier, more efficient and even enjoyable. Miss Amy kindly agreed to share her feeding therapy study with Riley as her partner.
Feeding and Positioning For Children With Cerebral Palsy
We had all let Riley down: doctors, therapists, orthotists, hospital staff and his own parents. While he was spending his surgery recovery period in a maple leaf brace a pressure ulcer was carving itself along Riley’s spine. I had released Riley from the brace as soon as clearance was given… but it was far too late and the damage was done.
Recovery from Bilateral Hip Adductor and Iliopsoas Releases with Brace Application challenged our entire family. We were all patient and prepared but had been optimistic that Riley’s recovery period would be short given our dedication to his well-being.