Dec 3, 2007


Ian just had speech therapy at the hospital today and I didn't really hear a report on how it went. This afternoon, I spent some time with him working on writing on a dry-erase board. At first he didn't want anything to do with it, but then he finally started holding the marker. He held it for awhile and for probably 20 minutes we worked on him touching the marker to the board and just making some scribbles. It was so fun to see him holding the marker (he's going to be ambidextrous now because he's using his left hand- by the way I have no idea how to spell "ambidextrous") and he really did an awesome job at moving the marker around on the board. He attempted to draw a circle after I showed him how. I was holding his hand that held the pen and was writing some words so he could become familiar with the movement of writing. I've been thinking lately how wonderful it would be if he could write to us. We know he can read, so even though it may be a lofty goal, I want him to write too.

Thank you always for praying. As we've been saying for awhile, he's in there. We just have to help him learn how to get out.



Anonymous said...

A friend who had head trauma was able to communicate by pointing to letters and spelling. Her family printed out the alphabet on a piece of paper, laminated it, put magnets on the back, and stuck it on a cookie sheet. They would hold the board up to her and she would point with a pencil (eraser end). She got quite fast!

Anonymous said...

"Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation." Is 12:2

Thanking the Lord for Ian's perseverance and your dedication to stay by his side and encouraging him day in and out. No goal is to lofty for our Lord! Staying by your side in prayer.

"Oh, Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Thy name in all the earth!" Ps. 8

beth said...

I found this post on Albert Mohler's blog encouraging and thought of Ian, even though I've never met him. The part about tracking the neurological activity is amazing. I believe you're right when you say Ian is in there.

Emmie said...

Larissa, I want to encourage you to keep on, dear sister! I'm still praying for all of you. Can't wait to hear the good news. Maybe soon! What stories he will tell. From Emmie in Central Texas

Kevin said...

Praying for Ian.

You spelled "ambidextrous" correctly.

Anonymous said...

hi Larisa, Ian, Mary, Steve, etyc ..Bob here, thinking of you anf wishing u a blessed holiday; send me some e-mail when u can
Bob Mushinsky, RN