Feb 28, 2007
At the Children's Institute, they have what they call a standing board. They put Ian on his stomach on this thing, and it tilts at different angles. The "top" part has a pad for his chin. The "bottom" part has a place for his feet. They strap him into it and tilt it so he's "standing." He does that for an hour a day now as part of his therapy.
The staff reported to Mary today that he was able to respond to their command to "kick" a ball. It's more like a movement of his foot forward to tap a ball. He responded slowly the first time, but he was consistently responding to their command to kick the ball. "Purposeful" is the word they keep using to describe the responses their looking for from Ian. The kicking was definitely purposeful; that's a good thing.
Tomorrow the framing starts on the addition....
Thank you for your support in prayer.