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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Milestones



Today was Finn's last occupational therapy session! It wrapped up a lot more quickly than we had anticipated, which is exciting from a progress standpoint for him, and from a budget standpoint for us.

And while our pursestrings are a little happier this evening, I'm a little sad as well. We won't be seeing Megan, who is pictured above with Finn on our front porch this afternoon, every week now. I confess I was a little teary saying our goodbyes after Finn's final session today. I think Megan was one of those angels on Earth sent to help us last fall when we were at a pretty low point.

The changes we've seen over the school year as Finn worked with Megan have been nothing short of phenomenal. I wouldn't even know where to start, but suffice it to say that he now has been evaluated and falls in the "normal" category for every area on the sensory evaluation.

The science behind all of it is truly amazing. Through all of the different therapies Megan used with Finn, his little brain has literally been rewired to help him function in his day-to-day environment like any other 6-year old boy.

Like any other 6-year old boy. Music to my ears.

8 comments:

Amber said...

I got a little teary reading your post. What wonderful news that he has graduated from therapy! Congratulations Finn!

Kristie said...

Woo-hoo for Finn!! I know how much more proud we are of those milestones, considering all our kiddos have been through ....

jean said...

Yay! We all knew that he had it in him - he just needed a little help to show the rest of the world.

Only 36 more hours - looking forward to all of the stories!

in a world surrounded by men said...

That's awesome.

Now let's get down to business... when are you coming to Utah??

I think we all need another girls' night. I'll put on Sleepless in Seattle, c'mon it'll be fun!!

Leeann said...

We love you, Rooney Family!

Celebrating with you!

1dreamr said...

Absolutely awesome!!

Beth said...

How wonderful! I am celebrating with you! What an achievement! Way to go Finn! Way to go Natalie! Way to go Megan! Cheers!

Musings from Me said...

You know I mentioned your "swinging" before school practice to a friend who has a son who has a hard time with transitions. She is thinking of having him evaluated again. She is frustrated that he is so easily rattled by change.

So glad Finn is graduating. K is a great palce to ahve all the ducks get in a row. A solid basis for the rest of school! Kudos to mom and Dad as well as the OT and Finn!