Ian has come a long way. We have something of a routine in the evening that includes helping Ian re-learn to sit up. We were reminding ourselves of how far he's come in that area. When we first started six months ago or so, he could barely hold his head up. Then we noticed he was holding his head up, but he couldn't keep his body from lunging around in different directions. Then, at another point we were noticing how much better he was doing with that. We have a bar attached to the therapy table I made that we would have him try to use to hold himself up, but he couldn't seem to grab the bar with any consistency. Then, we noticed he did that with consistency. I created another attachment for the table that would keep him from falling backwards hard onto the therapy table, and we've noticed he doesn't need that anymore. Last night, we noticed he probably doesn't even need the bar anymore. He holds himself up well. He's making progress, but it's so painfully slow.
This is the season God has given all of us. This is the day that the Lord has made. We will be glad and rejoice in it despite the pain we're experiencing.
Pray that Ian would be able to talk to us.