Ok, so it was only 3 or 4 steps, and was quite a strain, he was puffing and exhausted afterwards, but he did it! He did it!
He's nearly 18 months now, with hypotonia and a few other issues, and we were told not to expect much. I was doing some physio with him and put him on all fours (as per advice from the physiotherapist). He looked ahead and saw his toy giraffe (his favourite thing) and suddenly he was trying to move! I can still hardly believe it! Until very recently he collapsed when put on all fours, and today he did this!
That is an amazing acheivement It was about this time last year that my DS did his first 3 or 4 wobbly crawling steps at a similar age - it is SUCH a difficult and such an important milestone so well done you and DS2!
My DS has CP and a mixture of high/low tone. It took him such a long time to start crawling - think it was very scary for him as he was so unstable - and even longer to get confident at it (I think after he took his first few steps I kind of hoped it would happen overnight). It is so nice now though that he can explore and decide where he wants to go rather than always being stuck where he is put
madwomanintheattic - what a good idea about the stairs. I never thought of that. (And yes, definitely more gym ball!)
badkitty - that's lovely for your ds to be able to explore. It makes such a difference to them, and I can see that ds2 gets frustrated and wants to do things. My ds2 is very unstable too, they were very wobbly steps! (and in general he's not very stable). It sounds like your ds is doing very well, even if not overnight!
My next door neighbours little boy had a traumatic birth and the hospital didnt think he would even survive (of the 'do you want to turn the ventilator off, variety'). He had severe hypotonia and did not start to lift his head till 9 months. His mum, like all of us, worked tirelessly, and today he is going on 8. He runs, hops, is bright and verbal and looks entirely OK physically. His fine motor skills are not the best but he manages with a computer. He tires more easily but goes from strength to strength.
He and his mum inspired us in the darkest days when DGS was in SCBU having had the same traumatic birth as her DS. It gave us hope which is proving correct, so I hope this little boys story reassures you too.
Superb news! Well done that boy! No stopping him soon! We've been at the crawling stage for a while now (she started at 14 mo) and we're just starting the walking stage (at 2.1y). She's got up to about 8 steps but very wobbly and obviously hard work. No diagnosis here yet, but seeing the paed next week (possible CP)