Feb 28, 2007

Standing


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.

Steve

4 comments:

Patty W said...

Yeah Ian!!
So glad to hear of the progress of Ian and the building. Due to some health issues I haven't gotten to see Ian for a while so I am thankful for the updates here. But we all continue to pray without ceasing for Ian and for all of you. And we are grateful for the chance to stand with you in this. xoxoxoxox pw

Anonymous said...

Oh, Steve!
That is so great!
Ian is able to hear, understand and DO what he is asked to do!
Before too very long, he'll be kicking the daylights outta that ball!

Still praying!

Mary Ann K.

the halls said...

"We have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God . . . " Col. 1:9,10

Our hearts are with you.

Love-the halls

Moriah Hall said...

My church is still praying all the time for Ian. I really miss all of you guys. Keep the courage...and the strength. Keep trusting God.
I love you guys!!

-Moriah