Jul 20, 2007

Ian did well today

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.



Anonymous said...

Way to go Ian! I pray God reveals to you how many of us are with you daily! Always in my heart, Eileen

Tim said...

Steve - Continuing to pray for Ian - TimK

Anonymous said...

wonderful news!!! we continue to pray

Anonymous said...

God gives us the valleys as well as the hills.........but we are praying for the hills and Ian's healing daily. gigi

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! You had a Peak experience today. There will be many "Peek to Peak" experiences to come. Trust in Him to keep you keeping on. Prayers continue.
Rene from Latrobe

Anonymous said...

Praising the Lord for progress, and praying for complete healing for Ian.

Moriah Freeman