On the Mend

Bookie went back to work today after getting an OK from the lung specialist yesterday. He is a tad stressed as he only has about 3 more weeks before he goes on his half year paternity leave. Or the first 4 weeks of it he will spend building a store for me! Thanks honey – you rock – and OK you can build the wall shelves on that ONE wall like you wanted them. I trust you. See I put it on the blog, can’t get any better than that 🙂

Vince is also feeling better. He slept horrible for the first few hours of last night and woke up once every 30 min or so. But then he finally slept good till 5 am. His mood is way up, but the apetite remains low. According to the Dr though, no need to worry the kid has got reserves…

The new EI is coming today again. She is good, and we like her! We had some issues with the other one (being on time/showing up/calling in sick) s after some rearrangements we got a new one. She is also educated on signing which, we need ALL the help we can get with. I am so bummed we can’t use Signing Time here, as the signs are different. There are, as far as I know, (and I have googled myself crazy on this one) no DVD’s etc for GUK or Signing With Hands (the other somewhat similar German language we will be using).

Question to you DS Moms: What is the difference between EI and OT? Vince has EI once a week, PT once a week, but soon we will also do Ergo Therapy (ET) – more focusing on fine motor skills every other week and PT every other week. Is ET and OT similar? Thanks!

4 Responses

  1. Bookie – you’re the MAN !!! 🙂

  2. Thanks angel. You made my day! The next time I will be more carefull what to wish for – cause I will see it the next day on the internet ; )

  3. I’m so glad to hear that Bookie & Vince are feeling better!
    Here in Connecticut, EI is the actual therapy program. Joey gets physical therapy (PT)- once a week, occupational therapy (OT)- once a week, speech therapy (SP)-3 times a month and a teacher- 3 times a month. He also gets a visit from a nutrionist once every 3 months.

  4. It sounds like your ET and our OT might be along the same lines. It makes sense if ergo refers to ergonomic, that would correlate with the “occupational” in OT… here’s the definition of OT that I found.

    “The therapeutic use of work, self-care, and play activities to increase development and prevent disability. It may include adaptation of task or environment to achieve maximum independence and to enhance the quality of life.”

    Braska has developmental therapy every other week and OT every week. Throw in occasional feeding specialist visits and speech therapy starting soon, and we have quite the schedule.

    Hope everyone is 100% very soon!

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