This is Kt at around two years old, two years prior to us going to the US and Dr Park at SLCH to have the SDR operation. As you can see, our happy little bunny has a challenged posture. she’s hunched due to a body contorting combination of a weak core muscle and spasticity. She is also incapable of sitting upright without support on her right side making eating and holding things difficult. Imagine how distracting to her education, enjoyment and interaction this would be. Without intervention, such a posture would quite probably lead to scoliosis and hip displacement among other physical issues.
Below is Kt’s posture one year after SDR at the age of five. Raw proof of the effectiveness of SDR.
…And a video from the side – perfect:
A day does not pass that we are not grateful.
Jumping without thinking:
Flufftop gets busy with basketball on the Wii. Working those solei – muscles she needs to start using more. Her wonderful trampoline classes are helping.
German Whip tribute by Kj+Kt: http://youtu.be/N0qY6aPrnJQ
For those not in the know (this includes me), The German whip is part of a popular under to overğround dance music called Grime from the UK.
Kt and Kj felt inspired by this popular GRIME track to do their own version of the chorus.
Atomium Scientist and
A great roadtrip to Brussels via Ostend got Kt moving. LOADS of stairs mastered – maybe 300-400 over the 2-day trip – and a good deal of running too. We had taken the buggy with us so she never felt disheartened by distances and more often than not she wanted to get out, experience and run about independently. As ever, big brah Kian was there to guide her.