Thursday, September 14, 2006

This week has been busy, I guess that is the norm these days. Izzy's physical therapist, Camilla, went to a seminar last Friday that stressed the importance of walking, so she worked with Isabelle beginning on Wednesday supporting her weight and then helping her move her feet to see if she would respond to it or if she was interested. Izzy did help in the walking so Camilla has added to her day a "walk" with assistance from her classroom to the therapy room. She said that today Izzy handled that well and then did a lot of standing and working at the mirror with suction balls. When I arrived to pick her up from school she was
getting her painting mit on and proceeded to paint a pink picture with her mit. They are getting a lot of new equipment at the dreamcatcher playground at Izzy's school. She will be able to swing next week!
The programme is going well. Matt and Bailey continue to do the early bird session, I do the afternoon
session with dad, one of the kids, or Laura (Tuesdays) and Jane (Wednesdays). Mom has been coming down in the evenings to help. School is keeping Amanda, Bailey and Emelia busy! Amanda got all A's on her progress report, GO AMANDA!!! She studies a lot, she really earns her "A's" and I am proud of her determination and dedication. Bailey loves junior high and Emelia always loves all is well in the Pettigrew household.
We are one step closer to getting the dental problems esolved. I have jumped through several hoops to get Izzy on TEFRA which is a federal program that pays for different things including dental services... this is the only program I know of that is based soley on Isabelle's income rather than ours. I had to get denied by SSI, done... get medical eligibility from dr., done... get papers filed with caseworker, done today! Now it is all in their hands and I am excited to get this resource in place.

"As surely as God is true, I am not that sort of person. My yes means yes because Jesus Christ, the Son of God, never wavers between yes and no. He is the one whom Timothy, Silas,* and I preached to you, and he is the divine Yes-God's affirmation. For all of God's promises have been fulfilled in him. That is why we say "Amen" when we give glory to God through Christ."
II Cor. 1:18-20

1 comment:

annb said...

More Good News! Praise God! I'm so glad things are going well. It sounds like Camilla is a great believer in Izzy - which can only help in her recovery!