1 month ago
The quadruplet position in Feb09 yielded this strange placement of her arm. We could how much the shoulder blades were depressed and how the humerus went into the most unusual backward twist. In the home video of Oct09, she is beginning to hold her position with the elbow although we could see how she still used the trapezius muscles to help her with the position. So in that sense it is still fake support from the shoulder. But what we could clearly see is the change of the shoulder joint. The shoulder joint has strengthened to the extent that the arm no longer does such strange backward twist by itself. What is really more important is that she begins to use her elbow meaningfully for the support of her upper body.
The manner of the legs spread has changed as well. In Feb09, Leonid had to hold the entire legs to ensure that her legs would not spread outwards and shot out of the quadruplet position. Her ‘froginess’ of the legs have clearly changed. With much less restraint provided by the mother in the home video of Oct 09, her legs do not spread out as before and she is able to hold the quadruplet position even though it is still less than the real quadruplet position expected.
Note how her shoulder blades slide all the way upwards to the base of skull wheras in Oct 09, her shoulder blade begin to leave the region of the base of skull. That was in Feb 09, she was completed incapacitated by the depression of the shoulder blade and by the upwards slide of the shoulder blade