Cora has got THE BEST therapists, teachers, nutritionist, and doctors on her side. The ones that work with her weekly are these four awesome ladies who have seen Cora since she started at the Guild School at four months old.
Introducing: Ginette, physical therapist and encourager extraordinaire. Because Cora has made so much gross motor progress so quickly, the sessions with Ginette are my favorite because I love to see the new things Cora does that I usually don't notice. And Ginette is the Queen of Encouragement, she is always so positive and happy and has nothing but optimistic things to say. She always gets the biggest kick out of Cora's very happy-go-lucky nature and huge grins. When Ginette laughs, everybody laughs. She's got a contagious personality.
Meet Jan, speech pathologist and aspiration/feeding expert. Jan has been my go to gal for all my aspiration questions and concerns. A lot of people ask me why Cora has speech therapy when she can't even talk, what does Jan do the whole hour? Initially she really helped me with all the feeding issues Cora had, which were no small issues. I've had to call her a few times after hours or on the weekends in desperation of help, pre surgery. One time I was about ready to take Cora to the ER because of her breathing but I called Jan before I went and she talked me through everything and saved me a trip. She's also the one I tearfully called and begged for some kind of GI help and specialist referral, I knew what was wrong with Cora's digestion was major and I didn't know how to help her. Jan promptly gave me the referral. She's been so wonderful and also a pro with encouragement. She's been very complimentary of my motherly instincts but I attribute that more to Heavenly Father helping me with this complex baby. Either way, Jan has been a God send!