Ian has been responding more quickly when he needs to swallow or when he's prompted by the therapists to swallow. That may seem trivial, but the fact that he's doing it at all is a miracle. Swallowing consistently has been one of those goals that so many therapists have been working toward for him, and lately he's been doing it.
We had him sitting up again tonight, and it's amazing how much progress he's made doing that. When we first started doing this with him, his movements were erratic and jerky, and he couldn't consistently swallow while he was sitting - as if he couldn't possibly do two complicated things at once. Now, he holds himself up very well (still needs help and has some way to go), his movements aren't so exaggerated, and he consistently swallows while he's sitting up. He wasn't doing any of this before we brought him home.
Yesterday was a valley on the road of recovery. Today was a hill. Thank you Lord.
Thank you for your prayers.