Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Giant Leap

Every moment of every day it seems like my children are making changes. Getting bigger and older in some way, whether its growing an inch or learning how to walk and run with out any thing holding them back! Over the last week and a half my darling son has made two HUGE accomplishments. By the time we left my dads last Friday he was walking flat footed!!!! Every moment that he is out of his brace now, he walks 100% flat footed. And if that isn't enough, over the weekend he started running with it about 95% flat. Walking is hard and running is even harder so for him to be doing both of these with in days of each other is phenomenal. Such a wonderful blessing. An answered prayer. September 9th marked two months that he's been wearing his brace. Even though now it's hard to remember the days that I didn't put it on him, in the grand scheme of things, 2 months is not a long time. Two weeks ago, April (his PT) decided since he was doing so great she only needed to come every other week instead of every week. This Tuesday, after being here only 10 minutes, she looked at me and said "It's incredible. He doesn't even need me every other week now. I see him once a month until it's time to re-evaluate for insurance. After that, he probably won't even need me".

The Lord is so merciful, isn't He? We are gonna miss seeing April every week though. She's been a great support to me and the kids just love playing with her. Good thing we live in a small town. I'm sure I'll be running into her at Wal-Mart!! We go back to the Orthopaedist in December so we are status quo until then(meaning he wears the brace the same amount of time during the day).I put together a little video of James and his new accomplishments and of some of his exercise equipment that April lent us for the next few months. She gave us 4 different things for him to work with, so a few times each week we have our own little gymnastics party!!! James and Audrey both have gotten quite good at them, especially the balance beam!!! Each of the things she gave us helps James strengthen his calf muscles and ankles by having to balance.

Bet you are so glad that I got my computer fixed, huh Well I didn't. Just thinking outside the box. I begged Nenie, who graciously agreed(wonder why), to add my ls and ps for me after I wrote this post!

7 comments:

the ladner family said...

oh.......my........gosh........!!!!heis doing so well!!! i am so proud. they are so adorable and can't wait to see them, we have to watch the "tower" video every time i get on here!

Becky said...

Oh, Amanda! Thank you for this!!! It is absolutely amazing how well James is walking.

These two are amazingly smart. They must have some pretty good parents (and a brilliant aunt never hurts).

Dianne said...

Two BRIGHT lights in your harbor! Smaht chirren, 'manda. I'll agree. It must be genetic. And, James is so NIMBLE on his feet, now. Isn't our God an awesome one! Glad that Audrey participates in James' activities. Good for BOTH and I watched the beam walking with amazement. I don't even know if I could do that as confidently.

~sydney~ said...

Oh they are SO smart!!!!! And who knew Nenie could figure out to fix something on the computer!??

su said...

I am awed, wowed, amazed, and overwhelmed. So thankful for the care James has gotten from all of you. And Peach sings like a nightingale.

cameron said...

haha I love how James looks at the glasses and says "Nonie!" He's doing so well! I'm glad he has a little partner in crime to go through everything with him. I'm sure they have their moments, but they'll be grateful for each other always.

Nonie said...

Yes...Yes...Yessss!!!! Our Lord is so gracious...So, so gracious...

We are so blessed that you can make these little movie moments of them at home...So thankful for James' progress...You've done a wonderful job...mommy!

I love them and you so...and of course, so does Grandaddy. We so enjoyed having you all here in our home...Such sweet memories to feast on until the next visit~~~(Thanks Nenie for the help with the post)