Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Oh Happy Days!

Man oh man! From the very first moment I walked in the room this morning, I knew today was going to be a good day. I walked through the door, and immediately I asked Shawna what was different about Cale. A few minutes later PT and OT came in. It was exciting because today I had my "training" so that I can help move Cale from the bed to the chair and then the chair to the bed. The first time I was so nervous! I was thinking it's not going to be good if I drop my husband...well, Cale stood right up with out me hardly doing anything. Getting him to turn and then sit doesn't go as smoothly but still, he just stood! Then after practicing a few times, the therapist decided to see how he would do walking with out the leg brace. He did so good! He actually seemed more alert too! Also, during all of that, every time he had a little drool on his chin, he would wipe it. He does this spontaneously but for the most part it's us wiping his mouth.

Then it was time for speech. Ah! I'm getting so excited! My fingers aren't typing as fast as I want them to. OKAY...so...Cale is amazing! God is amazing! The speech therapist brought in a box with a bunch of different objects. She first pulled out a screw driver, held it in her hand and asked Cale to grab it. He not only grabbed it, but he did it with his right hand! He felt it for a minute or so and then she asked him to put it back in her hand...and he did. He did this a few different times. He was even trying to track her, turning his head and everything. Then at one point he started to drool so she handed him a towel. Usually he grabs the towel and holds it in the air like everything else and then wipes his mouth with his hand or not at all. He used the towel today. Several times!

So, yesterday I said he better do something sweet today, and he did :) When I was saying goodbye he gave me a hug and then when I took my head off his chest and was close to his face talking to him, he reached up and put his arms around my neck, sweetly as I talked. Awe :) It was so great.

It was such a good day. I feel like something is for sure happening and so does everyone else.

We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.-Anonymous


Funny story...I've been calling Cale a pirate lately because he always takes things (especially jewelry) and then doesn't want to give it up. Today when the speech therapist was giving him different objects, after a couple things, she handed him a watch. Instead of feeling it and then giving it back, he put it on his lap and then hid it with his left arm and then grabbed it with that hand and wouldn't give it up! Haha! He went for the watch :)

5 comments:

  1. The Bensons5/26/10, 7:12 PM

    I am so AMAZED. This is so stinkin amazin. It is just like God to give you your sweetness. I am so happy for you darling girl. Enjoy enjoy enjoy.

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  2. Sarah White5/27/10, 5:34 AM

    WooHoo! Just think what an amazing love story u two will have 20 years from now!

    Sarah

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  3. Kathleen,
    Such a wonderful post it made me cry!
    I am believing for his full recovery.
    I love and miss you both.
    Jenny

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  4. In tears once again, GO CALE!! Carly is sitting here reading this with me & we are both enjoying it.

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  5. Praise God!!!!! This was so exciting to hear. Thanks for sharing with us. I believe God has big things in store for Cale and you Kathleen. Keep your chin up and Cale....keep suprising us!!! Andrea Alvarado

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