Thursday, October 22, 2009

Way Ahead of the Game

That's what our neurologist said yesterday when I told him James was standing, walking and running flat footed. He got this huge grin on his face, his eyes lit up and he came out from behind his desk to look at James. I took the brace off and he tested his reflexes and then his range. He said it was amazing the progress James has made and to keep on doing what we've been doing because the most important thing is to not loose the range of motion he has gained. The more he grows, the more his muscles grow so the more at risk he his to loose some or all of what he has gained. So again, we are at status quo but this time with an encouraging neurology visit behind us and an appointment to go back in another 6 months. The last thing the doctor said to me as he was leaving was "Have a Merry Christmas. It's gonna be a good one for sure" and he pointed at James. It made me feel good to have this man be so genuinely happy for us!

6 comments:

the ladner family said...

that is amazing! "only the Lord can do that..." to quote Pop! That picture is so adorable!

Emily said...

Awesome news Amanda! So happy that James is doing so great!!!

~sydney~ said...

What. A. BLESSING!

su said...

I was just so amazed to see James' progress too- what a tribute to his mama's good care and strength to do what's best for her child=even when it's so hard to do.

Dianne said...

It is awe inspiring to observe, up close and personal, how our God works in His people. I've had this "front row" seat because of the incredible sharing you've done, 'manda, and to be a link in this prayer chain for James, for you ALL, is a privilege. I am blessed by God in you.

Dana said...

Awesome news and the sweetest picture! Tears in my eyes. Love you guys!