Although Landon experiences developmental delays, he can learn and do just about ANYTHING that "typical" children do, it just may take him a little longer and he will have to work a little harder. But with lots of love, support and some extra therapeutic services, sometimes that gap in learning can be decreased. On many occasions, I have been told that I was an inspiration to others and given credit for all of my hard work in raising Landon. For me, raising Landon is actually quite easy. Reality is, Landon is doing ALL the hard work. What IS difficult for me, is watching how hard Landon has to work to do the smallest of things. My heart feels so heavy for him at times. I just wish those darn mountains weren't so high sometimes. But with the help of some OT (occupational therapy), PT (physical therapy), ST(speech therapy) and water therapy sessions, and an amazing EI (Early Intervention) team, Landon is getting stronger every day, making some really great gains and proving to be an equal to all of his peers. You see, Landon is MY inspiration!!!
Over the next few days, I'd like to give you a glimpse into Landon's "therapeutic world", to show you just how hard he has been working. To avoid picture overload, I'll break it down by service.