Monday, April 09, 2007

CranioSacral Therapy, Myofascial therapy, Rolfing... OH MY!

Well, I thought I would write a quick post about Izzy's appointment today. We met Michael the therapist (aka Bear?)... he was very nice, gentle, kind ... He had an interesting approach. I was sitting in his waiting area on the sofa and he came out and sat beside me. He asked if Izzy would mind if he held her? I told him I didn't think she would mind. He began rubbing her neck and head (I guess this was the craniosacral part of the therapy.) He talked to us (Matt met us there too) while he worked on her at least an hour. He worked on her hips, her spine, her feet... all the time telling us where and how to do these same things. He showed me with his hands pressure points and how to apply firm but gentle pressure. I liked him. About half way through the session I could tell he had caught the Izzy bug. It doesn't take long for anyone who spends any time with her to fall for her - completely :) and he did. He said he would work with her weekly. Before we left I asked him about the fees for his services to which he replied, "I will not accept payment for working with Izzy. This is the reason I love what I do and I love working with her." He teared up, Matt teared up, of course I teared up ... Anyway, he said I could bake him a pie or something but he could not accept payment for his sessions with Izzy. What a blessing! Everything we do is thousands of dollars so I was more surprised than anything at first. I left feeling very peaceful about our experience and know that "bear" will be great for Izzy! Tonight Matt did some of the techniques for relaxation on Izzy after her supper, she fell asleep in his lap (very unusual). It worked... She doesn't seem to be sick, just a little sniffly. Thanks for your prayers today, I know they blessed our socks off.
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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Izzy update...

The botox injections went fine. The doctor gave us his opinion about Izzy's hip x-ray. He would like to refer us to a orthopedic surgeon for a tendon release procedure. After a family meeting that ended with a chain prayer, we have decided to wait. We will do exercises with Iz for the next couple of months and ask everyone to join us in prayer specifically for Izzy's hips. After a couple of months we will have x-rays taken again to decide if we should take more drastic measures. We only want the best for our sweet Isabelle. She is a precious child and we all love her more than words can describe.

I took Iz to the dds for a follow up and he was very pleased! HE gave her a thumbs up A+ on her mouth healing. We will go back in 6 months.

Izzy went to school today and did two rounds of therapy yesterday. She did a great job! I can already see the beginning of the botox results. She will begin serial casting on her feet in a week or so. This will last about 4 weeks. We will all need prayers during these four weeks.

We depend on the Lord alone to save us. Only he can help us, protecting us like a shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we are trusting in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us Lord, for our hope is in you alone. Psalms 33:20-22

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Sunday, April 01, 2007

~Some pics from this weekend~

We went to the make a wish Easter egg hunt Saturday...
Izzy is holding onto her basket with 5 eggs. She didn't hold on to it until I helped her find and put 5 pink and purple eggs inside. All of the sudden she really wanted it close to her!
Here is Emelia & Izzy posing with the Easter bunny.

Izzy & me.

Izzy & Emelia with the big eggs (they were just decorations).
If you get a chance, say a little prayer for Izzy. She will be having botox injections Monday morning.

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