I like to think that Ian is feeling better. Today for the first time we worked on Ian writing on a white board again. He did so much better than he ever had before. He was working on it for about half an hour. He actually didn't throw the marker down this time and he was able to move his hand to find the board and then write on it for awhile. He was just moving the marker around and making little scribbles, but he was moving his arm farther away from his body than he has in the past. And when I asked him if he wanted to keep doing it, he said yes- twice. He was so concentrated and intentional. It was really encouraging to see him focusing on something like that again.
We also did the communication board and he got the first answer right. It's been a long, long time since we've been able to do that.
Thank you for your prayers. This is a long and wearying road. I often wonder how we will ever make it another day in this trial. And that's not even from Ian's perspective. But, there will be grace.