Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lokomat

A couple of weeks ago while watching Daniel's speech therapy I learned of something new.
Well not exactly "new" but to us it was.

Lokomat Therapy- Robot-assisted walking

Well, lo and behold DMC where we get our speech therapy has it. They were the first in the country to get the pediatric legs last year. There are only a handful of locations in the US that has it.
Chicago is another location.

Guess what? Daniel is tall enough to use it.
Guess what? I would have to drop our current therapist who has been Daniel's PT since 4 months old.
Guess what? We would have to play an insurance game to get it covered
Guess what? It'll only be an 8 week session then I'd switch back to our favorite therapist
Guess what? I would kick myself if we didn't try this out.
Guess what? Lonnie talked the DMC therapist to let Daniel "try" it out on Friday to see if he'll even tolerate it. (I'll post a video then)

Cross your fingers on one hand he'll like it and it will work.
Cross your fingers on the other hand that we'll be able to get back with our original therapist after the 8 weeks.
Cross your toes that we'll get insurance to pay this.
Cross the toes on the other foot please and hope that our current therapist will understand that we need to try this.






3 comments:

baby trevor's mommy said...

I used to think of insurance as a necessary evil...

since the onset of our first battle over coverage for Trevy ACTH...

until now...


I've come to the point where I've dropped the "necessary"...


On a slightly less bitter note...


What an awesome tool for families who need it!

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Laura said...

Oh I am praying Daniel likes it and it works out for him!

Justinich Family said...

OMG, that is such a difference in the video. I hope that everything falls into place and you can try this for Daniel.