Exhausted Mother here! What a journey this has been so far. I am going to fill you all in on days 5&6 of Silas' MNRI therapies. Big changes are happening and Silas' body is really soaking in all of the information. We have a completely different kiddo on our hands. Our once spastic, energetic kiddo who was constantly in chaos and fear is now so mellow and happy in his own body! All of his movements have become so much more purposeful, his eye contact is being made at a deeper level, and his CVI (cortical visual impairment) is improving by the day. I would have to say the biggest challenge we have come across during our experience so far has been the detoxing. With Silas' being non-verbal our only cues are his body language, his cries, coos, whines, etc. We do not know if his stomach is bothering him, we can only guess by the treacherous smells emitting from his body and the grumbles we hear from his tummy!!! Poor kiddo. His ketocal was also switched recently. The old manufacturer was bought out by a different company and our formula is now soy-based which is not good for his brain!!! We need to call them for a different option. His tummy obviously doesn't like it either, though it smells rather nice, like cake batter! Its just so hard, you have to think of every little thing it could be, is it the work, the detox, his teeth, the new formula, is he sick? What could it be!? He is a very smart kiddo and I believe with our home program and continuing intensive therapy his speech will come. Some of the specific progression he has made lately include his lessened spasticity. His body feels so dense now. He is so relaxed. His muscles even when excited are less tight than they once were just six days ago. His reflexes are now responding to some of the work. In the hands supporting position he will now push against our hand when giving the input instead of just caving in with no resistance. This will get him prepared for the quadruped position on all fours and many others. Silas' facial symmetry is changing. His face looks longer and more pronounced. His eyes are changing. I will be showing a before and after of his face and hands and feet on the eighth day. Even in the pictures below you can see changes. The pictures of Silas in his orange hat were taken on our free day, and the others were taken on day five of therapy. He just looks so different to me! Silas has become present in his sessions despite how tired he has been. Day 6 he did sleep throughout almost all of his sessions, but when awake was very focused and relaxed. When in the position to crawl he engages every time. His upper body strength looks incredible and so much more pronounced than Day 1. Silas will hike his leg up to push forward, but still needs help with support for pushing off with his foot. When he is more grounded in space he will do better with this. Bring it on Days 7&8!! We want to see what you have to offer for our little warrior! Stay tuned!!!