Now back on for the good news. We don't have to go back to OK City for 18 months!! We are so grateful for all the wonderful doctors and nurses that we worked with. Such an amazing group of people.
The second part to this story is that about a year ago, Ty wasn't walking. What?? You say. I know it is hard to believe as active as he is now, but it was very strange for any of you who know us. You will remember he walked on his knees everywhere. It was quite strange to watch. He did get were he wanted to go just not the normal way. When he would stand it would be on the very tips of his toes. I mean the VERY tips. Ouch! I don't know how he did it.
A friend of ours told us about Sooner Start.
Oklahoma's early intervention program is designed to meet the needs of infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays.
Sooner Start services may include:
Diagnostic and evaluation services
Family training, counseling, and home visits
Certain health services
Who is eligible?
Infants and toddlers through 36 months of age who have developmental delays or have a physical or mental condition (such as down syndrome, cerebral palsy, etc.) which will most likely cause a developmental delay.
There is no direct cost to families for these services, regardless of the their income. This program is mandated by federal and state law and is funded through various state and federal sources.
It is such a wonderful program. I would recommend it to anyone that thinks they need assistance with their child.
We had them come into our house and based on his assessment we qualified for the program. We had braces made for his legs. They gave me exercises to do with him and we did some physical therapy also and over the past year he has done awesome.
Ty with Lara and Jennifer our wonderful friends who came out and worked with Ty. We love them.
On Thursday they came out and we have decided to close his case based on how well he is doing.
So..can I say this has been one awesome week at our house.