We met in the parking lot prior to the appointment and embarked on our appointment as a team. Even though our developmental doctor refuses to acknowledge our progress with Hyperbaric Treatments or our Snowdrop program, she was elated with his overall progress since our last visit. She is a good doctor with years of experience in her field, she just isn't open to new "experimental" types of treatments. However, the way I see things, until you are placed in a situation like we are, you can't really say what you would or would not be willing to do for the possible betterment of your child's quality of life. As long as we know something isn't going to hurt our little guy, we are willing to take the chance on it possibly helping.
...And help it has...the doctor kept mentioning that she couldn't get over the progress Drake has made since she last saw him in July. Well...let's see...what is new since July...Snowdrop! We began Drake's specific Snowdrop program in July, and we have been diligently working with him daily on all of his exercises. I strongly believe that it is a combination of his program along with his Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapies that have helped him progress to where he is today. I can't wait for her to see his improvements at our next visit! He is doing so well that we are not scheduled for our next visit until May when he and Kennedy go for their adjusted 18month appointment.
Speaking of Kennedy...it was one year ago today when I was able to leave the hospital with her for the 1st time! That was the date when she came home and began her life out of the hospital and in the "normal" world!