Thursday, September 22, 2011

ABR Workshop August 11, Improvement #2

I have just finished typing up an application for a grant so that we can continue to pay for Ayla's ABR therapy.  It's sometimes so hard to remain positive when you are constantly typing up applications that   highlight your daughter's disability....all for a miserly $2000 which she may not 'qualify' for.  This one asks that we nominate 1 or 2 areas of disability conditions that we intend to focus on in the treatment of our child and that this preferably be based on medical or therapist advice.....pffft.  We haven't found one medico or physical or occupational therapist that has supported us on our quest with ABR despite the clear proof of the improvements and progress made over the past three years!!  So...onwards and upwards I say.  It's likely that she won't receive the grant so I figure if I want a job done properly....I'm destined to do it myself.  With my Mum and Dad's help too.  With that in mind, I think it is time to share another improvement that was noted in Ayla's ABR comparison report for August 2011.

ABR Improvement #2

This photo was taken in November 2010.  You can see how perfectly straight Ayla's vertebral column is in this position....and you would think that was good right?  Nope.  This actually demonstrates that her vertebral column lacks flexibility due to the lack of 'space' between the vertebrae.

In this photo taken in August 2011, you can see that Ayla's vertebral column is finally starting to develop some flexibility with a clearly defined curve.  This means that the work that we have been doing on Ayla over the last 9 months has helped to increase the spacing between her vertebrae and thus increase flexibility.  Love the human body!  It can do some really amazing things with just a little help.

And slightly off topic....but I know you are possibly asking???   No, the seizures haven't stopped yet.  We are throwing everything we have at them but they are still there for now.  No, I still don't like them.  No, I'm still not getting much sleep.  But yes, I am coping with them a little better.  And yes, I'm going to have a party when they're gone :)

Stayed tuned for some photos from our fabulous day at Floriade!


Bek ) said...

What can I do to help pay for Ayla's ABR? Are you still doing market's?

Melissa Luxmoore said...

Hey Bek
Mum and dad are doing markets in Bundaberg every weekend at the moment. People in Bundy can help by supporting their market stall at Shalom Markets and for those who aren't in Bundy...join up the facebook page Craft4aCause . Mum posts pics of different things she's been making and if you see something you like you are welcome to contact her to make a purchase or if anyone is crafty and wants to make some pieces to sell on the stall it would definitely take the pressure off mum. Items being sold at the moment are summer hats and tea cosies mainly.