Ruthie has a diagnosis called Arthrogryposis. When we got her in China, she could throw her arms up using her shoulders and momentum, but could not hold them there. She did not use her elbows actively at all and she did not move her wrists. Well, now she can hold her arms over her head for long periods of time and even brush her hair. She can use her hands to do all kinds of things and has even gained motion in her wrists which we were told could not be done AND NOW (drum roll) she is starting to use her elbows actively!!! We work a lot on these things at home and it is so great to see that hard work paying off.
This video is to show off her progress and give me a new baseline to measure from. A quick note on the video- please forgive my messy living room. :) I have 3 kids you know!
I am so proud of my girl! She works really hard and is very determined.