I dont think that being delayed will effect him reaching his potential. Keep working with him, always. Alli is 21 months and isnt walking alone yet, newly decanulated but not forming words yet. But we have an OT who does speech therapy as well and she tells me that we just have to keep presenting opportunities for her. As long as he never suffered any brain damage I think that he is likely to catch up eventually. These kids are amazing, they succeed against all the odds! Sometimes it is slow going but I dont see why it cant happen! Try to remain positive. Maybe checking the Kids with Trach pages for updates on the older pages might give you some more encouragement? Deb
Grateful thorns have roses
24 weeker now almost 11 years old and in third grade!
trach-decanned for good in 2008, gtube, asthma, CP, MR, GERD, latex allergy, osteopenia, aplastic cerebellum, ADHD/OCD, 60 lbs of humor and fiest, 4'4" tall, patient at Shreveport Shriners Childrens Hospital,, and I may be leaving something out but she is happy and growing and the light of our lives! DECANNED 6-17-08