Friday, November 2, 2012

Decision: No OT for a period of time

Thanks SOOO much for your insight to my previous post.  Today the decision was made to stop OT for a period and I feel so much relief about it.  As I looked at our calendar it just seemed to be too much to add to an already busy plate.  Anjali is doing very well at preschool and I want to just focus on PT and getting her stronger.  I'm sure we will visit OT next year - perhaps in the spring - but I feel good that at this time it's the best decision for us.  I totally agree - she just needs to be a kid for a bit (actually a LONG bit since she's just 3 - but you know what I mean) -- and she has lots of time to catch up.  It's a delicate balance going for ALL the suggested treatment versus just growing closer at home and knowing time is still available for treatment later..... We just love our kids so much, we want them to reach their full potential.... but the best indicator is, when she falls asleep nearly all the time when we get in the car ... this girl is toooo busy :)  She used to LOVE PT sessions - and now seems to fuss a bit (because it's the same place as her OT visits - which she clearly didn't like all that much).  So here's to hoping her love for her PT returns, we all have more down time, and she continues to thrive at preschool.  Meanwhile, we've learned just enough from OT to help us add sensory inputs when needed to settle her seeking heart.  

Thanks to you for such great comments, and to my friend Mer who added encouragement too on the phone. 


  1. Yay....I am so so so glad you made a decision. What a relief. :) You are doing awesome, Renae. :)

  2. I second Mer! The decision process can often times be more stressful than the situation! I hope you have a lot of fun while she catches up on her "just being a kid" time!

  3. I'm so glad you came to a decision that feels best (and more peaceful) for you and your daughter. The other thing your post make me think about was the reality of adopting after you already have a child(ren) at home . . . Most of the adoption books talk about staying home and keeping your child's world very small, which is really hard to do when you have a child who needs to go to church, school, a sport/activity! That's going to be a challenge for us -- I'll have to do lots of carpooling/bribery. :o)

  4. It sounds like you made the best decision for your family at this time! You're doing great, Renae!!!