Another date with early intervention?Friday, December 10, 2010
Second City Baby
Remember awhile back I took my son to be evaluated because he wasn't rolling over? Well, he finally did at seven months and Early Intervention of Illinois found no delay with him.
Fast forward to now, five months later, and he still wasn't meeting the developmental milestone of crawling. He'll roll all over the place, but when it comes to forward motion, he's not quite there yet.
So, being the neurotic mother I am who just wants her baby to meet every annoying, pre-determined milestone on time went right to Children's Memorial for a physical therapy evaluation. Doctor prescribed it.
After the hour-long meeting, the PT therapist said that while she didn't see any "delay" in development, she did think he had weak back muscles. Regular PT appointments were scheduled.
A month later, now, he's making some forward progress. A little toe push and a little scooch on his tummy and he'll get somewhere. Slowly. But it's not crawling yet.
My pediatrician friend in New York City says it's time to get more therapy, to call Early Intervention again. My PT says he's fine, just needs practice and exercise.
I'm torn between being overly neurotic and wanting to do what's best.
So I placed that call to EI today and now will wait for yet another evaluation. In the meantime, I hope he just decides to crawl. Late.