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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Drum Roll Please...

I feel like I haven't stopped moving today! Yesterday and today have been so busy and I just can't seem to get caught up on everything. Exciting things are happening though! One of the reasons I'm slacking on paperwork stuff, is now that Cale will cuddle with me, that's all I want to do all day long! It's like a vacation, but so far from one all at the same time.

Today started off with a trip to the court house. We've started the process for guardianship...I've been not wanting to mess with this whole thing because all along I've been hoping Cale was going to wake up. Thankfully Shawna is here with me through this. When I was filling out papers and setting up the hearing this morning, all of a sudden the tears came. The poor lady behind the desk said "Please don't break down now, we're almost done!" I did manage to get myself under control, it's just another thing that feels so final...I know it doesn't have to be though!

I wish right now you could hear the drum roll as I give the exciting update! During PT and OT they pushed a table up to Cale (as he's sitting up! Good job Cale!) with paper and put a sharpie in his hand. He held it! Like normal! I had given him a pen last week and he grabbed it with his fist and in the air it went. I knew I was either going to loose an eye or he was, so...I took that away as fast as I could ;) He made a few marks on the page and OT moved his hand to write his name. Then after that they gave him some cones that they were trying to get him to do a few things with them and he wouldn't do anything. After a few minutes they just watched, and Cale started putting the bottom of the cones together. One of the ladies turned it around to show him how to put them together and so for a while after he kept doing that. He would even set one down and grab a different one to connect it. I'm not sure if I'm explaining this good, but if not just know, IT WAS SO COOL! After the session was over and we went back to the room, I was showing Cale pictures and usually he pushes them away or hold them in the air (along with anything else he grabs!) but this time he was looking. I'm not sure how much he saw, and he didn't point to any that I asked BUT he looked, which was a first. Today was a big day. I'm so stinkin' proud of him!

Here's a picture of my extremely adorable Basil :) He gets the cone off on Friday and neither of us can wait! Sleeping with him has been very interesting...

As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit. -Emmanuel Teney


  1. WOW WOW WOW - Such wonderful news! To God be the glory great things He has done!
    Way to go Cale!

  2. I see my crying out to the Lord has been heard. WOW. This is so encouraging. I am so happy to hear this Kathleen. I can't wait for the days to come to hear all the wonderful news that is coming. Gosh our Lord is so faithful. I am crying tears of absolute joy. And that dog of yours is so stinking cute I am lost in his adorable eyes. He is perfect for you.
    We love you.
    Charlie and Jean

  3. Kathleen,
    HOW EXCITING!!! I am so excited that Cale is progressing. God is so good!! I hope today brings more good things.

  4. I believe doctor's are very knowledgeable, but what little they know about what our great and wonderful God can do! Cale's gonna show them! :)
    God bless you both,
    Kennewick Baptist Church

  5. Wow!!! Big day for Cale! Awesome!!!!!!!!! The picture of Basil is ADORABLE!!!!!!!

  6. Yayayy!!! It's so funny to hear that he is throwing stuff because that just sounds so like him. Always being a goofball and you always giggling at him. :-) And Basil is adorable!!!! Love you guys! -Melissa


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