Friday, October 12, 2007

Standing Up by Myself


Here is Sheena showing off how flexible she is. She's effortless in that way
I had to post this video of Sheena getting up into Standing. It is an almighty effort. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSFnqjHchWE She did it for the first time yesterday :) She is now trying to do it everywhere. I'd only said to her physiotherapist on Tuesday that I was pretty relaxed about her achieving it, because I knew she would.

Sheena had an appointment with her Peadiatrition today. She is going along marvelously. He said she is one of the few people that have a decent life after hypsarrythmia - only 10% do from the rare form of epilepsy.
Sheena had a blood test straight after the appt for a routine Thyroid Function test (which has to be closely monitored in people with DS), along with an FBE while we were at it. She didn't cry!!! (but did give them a lot of cross expressions). What a little champion. As soon as I went into the Pathology Collection room, I went into bat for Sheena and said that she needed a very, very, very experienced person to take bloods. It has been a disaster every other time, so I am glad it isn't always going to be the case. We find out on Tuesday if the Thyroid is OK.


6 comments:

Rosemary said...

Oh you little beauty. When she learns something new there is no stopping her. I will have to move everything to the next level up, she is so tall after being at'bum shuffling' level.
Our precious baby is now a little girl.
Love,
Nan

~Melissa~ said...

She's standing so well! WTG Sheena. It sounds like her appointment was a good one - she sounds very brave!

Jessica said...

YAY!! WTG Sheena!

Nicki Mann said...

Aw, she looked so proud of herself! What a cutie!

Michelle said...

what a cute video - she looked like she was so determined to stand up and then accomplishment!

Shelley said...

What a marvellous effort - I am in awe of how much determination goes into such milestones. Sheena seems a lot like Hannah that way - is to wonderful to see her make it! Such a good girl. And so proud of herself too! Well done.