And so to now --- I am currently doing a 10 week full time clinical at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH). It's inpatient acute rehab. I'm on the pediatric floor and loving it. My kiddos range from 2mos old up to 21 years. Some of the diagnoses I've treated include: Central Cord Syndrome (infant), s/p Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (kids with cerebral palsy (CP)), TBI, failure to thrive, hypernaturemia, DeBarsy Syndrome, s/p tendon lengthening and osteotomies, various neurological changes (without a cause), brain tumors, brain injury from gunshot, brain injury due to falls from windows, neuro injury from surgery mistakes, overall delays, and the list goes on and on.... I love my kids. They make each day for me a day worth working. I look forward to working with them each day no matter their mood.
Below is an example of what each day looks like with my kiddos. Whether it is something funny said or a child who hasn't spoken in 3 months who places my hands in a prayer position --- babbles a little ---- and then says very clearly "AMEN"... I love each one and it is hard to see them struggle.
Did I mention that I LOVE what I do?