We started our holidays as we plan to continue them - with a pyjama day. Hopefully we'll fit in quite a few more of those.
One of my holiday jobs is to edit the preschool video. I didn't do the filming this year as I had to work, so Ashlea's teacher did it. You can imagine my delight at finding this little gem while I was going through the footage:
Apparently Sue has been practising this with Ashlea for months - but yesterday (in front of the camera) she did it by herself for the first time. This is a huge milestone for Ashlea as it makes her functionally closer to a level 3 on the GMFCS scale (measure of Cerebral Palsy severity), than a 4.
While on the one hand it doesn't matter to US what level she is, it does matter to HER. Every ounce of independence is so valuable - and as a Level 3 her risk of other complications (for example needing major hip reconstruction) drops significantly.
O Happy Day!!!LEVEL III: Children sit on a regular chair but may require pelvic or trunk support to maximize hand function. Children move in and out of chair sitting using a stable surface to push on or pull up with their arms. Children walk with a hand-held mobility device on level surfaces and climb stairs with assistance from an adult. Children frequently are transported when traveling for long distances or outdoors on uneven terrain. (Source).