Monday, July 19, 2010

Her First Steps

Gabriella's diagnosed special need is a small cerebellum. We are praying that God will miraculously touch her body.

I think there might be some other issues going on. She appears to have mild scoliosis of her back, and possibly short tendons in her legs towards her ankles or possibly even bones missing. She also has symptoms of mild CP. Her feet walk completely flat and with extreme awkwardness. She currently has limited mobility but is VERY DETERMINED.

She doesn't have the muscle strength to catch herself, so we will have to be very vigilant to make sure she doesn't fall. She is a fragile baby. She could move around the bed, she could use the bed to pull herself up, and she crawls. But, her attempts to walking even 2 steps are much like that of an 11 or 12 month old.