Written by Susanne Tirol
Letter of Susanne Tirol for Barbara Dietrich, Dolphin Thrapist
From: Family from Tirol in Austria
Sent: 02.12.07 00:13:27
I finally have the time and muse to write you an email. I think about it often, look at our pictures of the dolphin therapy several times a week and have to say it was a great time. I have also visited the website several times out of interest, to see where and how it will continue. We are waiting with anticipation. Although I must say, in retrospect, that the hotel with the slides, pools, kids club (for Laura) and food was good.
What is Daisy doing now if she has no therapy? Must be weird for her to suddenly have no kids in the water with her every day. And you?
Maxi has discovered his own will since the therapy and likes to show it. He doesn’t put up with everything anymore, but also enjoys it with pleasant things. He lives more intently now and does not just let things happen. He also looks more, which means his perception and senses are a bit better. Sometimes he also just lies very still on his side and plays with his fingers or watches something in front of him.
Right now he is also changing his daily rhythm. He does not always sleep at noon anymore, but will then be unbalanced. If he doesn’t sleep he is tired and grumpy. If he does sleep at noon he is active and fidgety during the evening and night. We are in the process of lowering his epilepsy medication (the new clinic chef has confirmed that Phenobarbital is very bad for his cognitive development). We will see if he cramps up more now or if it was all for nothing.
His head control is continuing to improve. Fro two days he has also been using the long arm support. And when he wakes up after sleeping he always lifts his bottom (as when crawling) but only for a short time and only after sleeping.
We are planning the next therapy and want to come back next year. Since Laura will begin school in September we are thinking about mid/end of June. It would be nice for you to still be in the team.
See you soon,
Susi,Gunther and Laura and the main person Maxi