Reprieve came when we received help from the ECI program for Beckett when he turned 8 months old. They provided physical therapy, occupational therapy, and play therapy for him two times a week at daycare. This helped us financially by qualifying us to be on their sliding scale to pay for his monthly therapy. It also kept my husband and I from taking off work and bring him to another location for therapy. Before Beckett began therapy we wasn't crawling, turning over well, he could not feed himself finger foods or hold a sippy cup. He also did not babble like normal. He did however have a scream that would set off our broken glass alarm. My husband playfully said he was an "X-Man" and had "X-Man Powers". That piercing scream would make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. On the flip side to that he has a contagious laugh. When he laughed, everyone laughed with him.
His therapy began to help is motor skills and coordination develop by the time he was 12 months he began to scoot on his rear end and was attempting to try and crawl. We learned through the therapist that every motion he made had to be taught to him. Hand over hand was key to his success in developing his motor skills & coordination. On his one year well check we received a recommendation from his pediatrician to have Beckett be seen by an ENT for the continuous ear infections he had since he was 3 weeks old. He also had a concern about his hearing, since he was not talking yet. He had a numerous hearing tests done, which thankfully were all normal. He and his twin sister both had ear tube surgery the same morning. This seemed to reduce the number of times he was sick.
|Beckett first pair of SFO's before be began walking|