Thursday, January 7, 2010

Working Overtime!

Between me, school and Joel, Gavin gets some form of therapy everyday. But, since Gavin got botox treatments this week, we have been working him overtime! The doctor told us that Gavin really needed to be stretched out and exercised a lot the next week to keep the botox from pooling in one area. He also said that sometimes if a person is really stretched out well after getting botox, additional treatments aren't even necessary. So, we've been working Gavin hard!

He's been in his stander more often:







He has been stretched and put in a standing position more often:







It's nice having a physical therapist for a Dad! Well, except when your Dad gives you a wedgie while doing treatments on you!



He's been practicing sitting up in a crossed leg position, to help stretch out those hips!







I think that Gavin is very proud of himself and he seems to be really enjoying all this extra work! Keep it up Gavin! You are doing great!


"Listen to this, O Job; Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God." Job 37:14

"Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing towards sons of men." Psalm 66:5

14 comments:

Hope said...

WTG Gavin!! You're working so hard:)

Cammie Heflin said...

Way to go little buddy! He looks so great!

Alicia said...

Wow Gavin! Great job! I certainly couldn't do all that with a smile on my face! You even tolerated Dad's wedgie! ; )

Lacey said...

We could have a stander party!! He doesn't look like he minds his workouts at all.
And its a good thing he has a diaper on, or he'd have a major wedgy!!

shan said...

I just love seeing him:) A dad wedgie and still smiling! That said, our Daddy gives wedgies too, we feel your pain Gavin!

Stephanie said...

Way to go Gavin! Praying those treatments work out for you. I LOVE his face in that middle picture in the stander. He looks like he just got caught doing something he wasn't supposed to. :)

Following HIM said...

Keep it up Gavin! Your smile is irresistable!
~Elyse

Cindy said...

That is so awesome! He is looking so grown up- when did that happen? You go Gavin!

Jenkins said...

He is such a hard worker!
Very cool stander, not scary like other ones I have seen.
And the wedgie...whatever works!

He is so cute, he just makes me smile seeing his smile!

Amy said...

Look at that smile!! This post completely brightened my day, and it's only 9:20am!

And the wedgie pic/comment made me laugh OUT LOUD. Thanks, sis!

The Myers Family (church family) said...

Way to go Gavin you look so grown up in your stander. Dad you are cruel to give your son a wedge oh well. I'm glad he doesn't mind his work outs he actually look happy to be doing them. I think some of our prayers have been answered to but we will keep praying for Gavin and your family

Sarah Wides said...

Those pictures of him sitting cross-legged are TOO CUTE Alicia - thanks so much for sharing!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Look at that smile! Gavin, you are awesome. :)

Tamara said...

Cool and you know that hard work will pay off! Keep it up even through the fussing! Did you know you can face Gavin forward in the Squiggles Stander? Just turn the tray around too for a different way to stand him and he can lean forward for a different feeling ;O). Huggs