It’s been a while since I have given you an update on Brennen. In fact, my last post was back in September!
The reason I haven’t posted anything is because until recently not much had changed. However, I am excited to report that Brennen has been released from Speech Therapy! His speech was re-tested a couple of week ago and the results indicate that he is in the normal range for his age! I have definitely seemed a marked improvement in the clarity of his speech. He enunciates his words more and doesn’t use jargon to fill the voids as often as he used to. He also has a very extensive vocabulary now. Everyday he seems to say words that I had never heard him use before. I am not sure that I can contribute his improvement entirely to the speech therapy or if it was just a natural progression, but either way I am so proud of him!!!
Brennen also had a check-up with the neurologist recently. In all honesty, I felt the appointment was a waste of time and money. The purpose of the appointment was to see if Brennen still toe walked when not wearing his AFO’s. I could have easily answered that without a trip to their office. Although he does still walk on his tippy toes when he doesn’t have the AFO’s on, the duration of time that he spends on his toes has greatly decreased. The doctor has recommended that we continue using his AFO’s for another four months. If at the end of the four months Brennen is still toe walking the doctor wants us to consider Botox injections. If like me you freaked out at the thought of Botox injections, we are on the same page. I will never agree to it. Never.
Brennen’s next big step is pre-school. He starts the first week in January and he could not be more excited!
I am so very proud of Brennen and how much he has progressed. He is loved more than he will ever know. 🙂