Today is a big day in the life of Kiran. It is a day his dad and I have been anticipating for months now. Today is the day he starts The Cage or Universal Exercise Unit. This is an intensive physical therapy program. It will be three days a week, for an hour every day, for the next eight weeks. He will be working with his regular physical therapist at Childserve.
I would like to say I am cautiously optimistic about the outcomes of this program….but the truth is, I’m super excited. The last heart kid that did this program with her improved dramatically in strength and mobility, and, even though he was older than Kiran, I am hopeful Kiran will see some similar strides in ability.
Our goals include an overall increase in strength, increase in his sitting stamina, increased willingness to stand (and perhaps desire to pull himself to standing position), and some sort of self-mobility emerging (rolling or crawling most likely; walking would be incredible). No matter what, it will help him improve.
It is a huge time commitment, and it is a commitment to getting out of the house by 7:30 a.m. three mornings in a row for eight weeks. But I can’t wait to get started, and I can’t wait for what’s in store for my tough little man.