His poor back looks like a war zone. He has 20 small incisions with pen written on him and little mosquito bite looking marks. He did not like it when the nurse applied it of course, but during the testing and after, he was just fine playing with all the little toys the nurse gave him. He's a little trooper, that's for sure! We washed him up in the tub and put cortisone cream on it, and he's doing just fine.
Jax also had a PT (physical therapy) evaluation done today by our friends at Birth-to-Three. They're so happy to see him walking. The therapist still sees how Jax's feet pronounce outward and has recommended braces to correct this. With the way his feet are positioned, he has a lot of pressure on his ankles which don't support his knees and hips properly. This may be a reason why we can't get his back to align much longer than a week at the chiropractor. Our pediatrician is faxing in the Rx for the braces tomorrow and we'll be calling to set up an appointment for Jax to get measured.
I looked up the type of braces he'll be getting (surestep.net) and I'm feeling better about them. I was a little sad thinking we'd be adding more equipment to Jax, but these braces seem like they'll really help Jax. I grabbed a picture off the website to give you an idea of what they'll look like.
I'm also signing the boys up for the fall session of Adaptive Gymnastics at the YMCA through the Birth-to-Three program. This is perfect for what I've been looking for. A physical therapist will be there and it's for 1-4 yr olds with developmental delays. It's every Thursday morning for 9 weeks. We plan to have Jax attend this each week, and then re-assess his needs again after that to see if we want therapy in the home as well.
In Brady-news, he's still biting his brother, but now his brother is fighting dirty and pulling hair! They are monsters. While they were in the bathtub tonight I told them to be gentle, so Brady rubbed Jax's head and Jax slapped Brady on the chest. (sigh) Oh these kids...
I think we'll pick the sports theme for Jax's braces, he'll like that.