Today, however, she had a different plan.
She is walking!! She is using the tiny therapy walker to get around all by herself (sorry it's a rough video - it was an action shot, and I was just glad that Chris remembered to video for me! That's her lovely therapist Kathy in the video). This has been MONTHS in progress, and we were really backing off on it because she was so resistant. She has had a loaner set of ankle-foot orthotics (AFOs) to help her get upright and build strength in her legs for standing. She hated them until today. Doctors and therapists have been looking at her feet, watching her stand, checking her reflexes, all to be sure there wasn't something we were missing. It turns out it was just Scarlett deciding when she was ready.
And it wasn't just at therapy. As soon as she was out of the car, she hiked her way up the driveway. Then she walked all over the backyard and the living room. She has already discovered how to turn the walker to face a different direction, and she can go across the threshold of the sliding door.
|Checking herself out in the glass door.|
|Forcing her walker and her feet right over the door threshold. Can't stop her!|
At the rate she's going, she'll be running marathons by her third birthday.