Levi’s progress with his therapists gets evaluated every six months. A couple of weeks ago his speech and occupational therapists came and asked me a ton of questions. “Can he do this?” & “Can he say that?” kind of things. They came and reviewed it last week. They said he has a 20-25% developmental delay. One therapist said at first that for a child with Down Syndrome that is very good. But then they said it equals approximately a 3-4 month delay. I pointed out that he spent the first 3 months of his life in the hospital just fighting to live. The therapist said that in most places in the world they would subtract those months from his age so technically speaking he is actually right on track for the development of a typical child!! (“Typical” is the P.C. term used to describe people without disabilities)
This is really fantastic news! I’m so proud of both of my boys! They amaze me everyday. Some people in this world will never know what it means to love this way and it breaks my heart for them because they are truly missing out. We are the fortunate ones aren’t we?