Sep 13, 2007

We think he can read!!

Two speech therapists were in today and were trying to find out if he can read. They tried getting him to point to one of two words (large and in caps) on two separate sheets of paper. They had difficulty finding the right spot for him to be able to see the words, but with a pointing device he was able to point to the correct answer to their questions. For example, he pointed to Larissa's name or to Lydia's name when asked. When they asked him to point to his sister's name, he pointed to Lydia's name. What this means is that he appears to be both reading and comprehending.

He didn't last long with the exercise (fatigue comes easily to him), but they felt he was successfully communicating a correct choice 70% of the time. Their goal now is to help him to be consistent with the exercise. It would be huge if he could do it consistenly. It would mean we could communicate with him.

Thank you, Lord. Pray for Ian.

Steve

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! God is answering specific prayers. We'll keep praying. Lotinskys

Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD!!! We will continue to pray for more progress AND be THANKFUL for the progress already gained. Thank you Father.
Keep the faith, Rene

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! Continuing to pray.
Chris P.

Marge said...

Wow, that is so encouraging! We continue to pray daily for Ian.

The Sweigarts

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, that is incredible! gigi

Teresa said...

Praise the Lord! I literally got goosebumps when I read this post. I am constantly amazed at God's care and the miracles we witness each and every day - beginning with Ian's survival of the accident to his health and just the glimpses and confirmation that Ian is still with you. Thank you for the witness you are to all who read this blog and your faith and trust in the Lord and His plan for your lives. To God be all praise and glory!

I am continuing to pray.
~Teresa Baker

Anonymous said...

What a huge step for Ian and a huge blessing! Praying for continued progress....
Lisa

Anonymous said...

Wow Prais God. that is soo wonderful. we will continue to pray for Ian and soo thankful to see the progress he is making!!!!
Becca

Carolyn said...

What an encouraging discovery in this month of September. I am praying for Ian to wake up before the end of the month. May the Lord bless and sustain each of you as you serve Ian so tirelessly and with such hope. -- Carolyn

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an amazing answer to prayer. To find a way to communicate with Ian. Continuing to pray.

Raye

Jenn Grover said...

Wow! Incredible!

Anonymous said...

I have been struggling with my own faith over the last while and haven't engaged in the discipline of fasting for a very long time but I joined with you in fasting for Ian on Wednesday - what a fantastic answer to prayer! I feel very encouraged by this and also by the example of your faithfulness to God during this last year. I'll keep praying for Ian. Love to you all, Carol

Anonymous said...

GO IAN!
GO IAN!
GO IAN!

Thank You, Lord!

Still Praying!

Mary Ann K.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful news!! Ian is "there" and it is just a matter of "when" the Lord feels it's time to bring him back! I have faith that Ian will return to you all, as the old Ian you knew! God is sovereign and knows everything! God bless you all for this encouraging news and for your faithfulness with Ian.

Anonymous said...

That just makes me so jazzed! God is so faithful!! Praising him w/you.
Maryann Plesnicher

Anonymous said...

Oh that is so wonderful to hear! When you look at the those first days after the accident to where Ian is now, it causes my heart to Praise God and see the mercy that He has shown. We will continue to pray for more and more progress. Also we are always praying for fresh strength and grace for you all.

Much love,
The Walls'

Anonymous said...

What a blessing indeed! Thank you for allowing us to lift Ian up to the Father with you.

m&a said...

amazing! thank you, lord!

that is SO wonderful!!!!!!

praying for continued (and rapid) progress...and for ian to wake up before the end of the month!

we miss you, ian!

-amber and matthieu

leslie said...

He is so good.

Emmie said...

Ian's Central Texas Fan Club is letting out a big Yahooey! That is AWESOME news! God is so good. Can't wait to hear what's next! Praying....

Anonymous said...

In Christ Alone
In Christ alone Ian's hope is found,
He is his light, his strength, his song;
This corner stone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What height of love, what depth of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
Ian's comforter, his all in all,
Here in the love of Christ Ian will stand.
I'm dancing! Leenie (Eileen)

Amber said...

Wow! That's so awesome!!! Praise God!