Monday, August 30, 2010

A Treasure Like No Other

Yesterday, I was informed by Rebecca (RT), that her and Cale had a "Top Secret" project to work on in their session. So, for an hour I had gone back to Fisher House to get a few things done. Well, today I was allowed to see this project...


Rebecca said that she let Cale choose the color and then he painted it, with just a few ques when he needed more paint on his brush. She also put out a whole bunch of stickers for him to choose. He picked the ones he wanted and she said he put them all on, changed them a little and made it clear to her that he had it done, just the way he wanted! It's perfect! I can't believe he did it! She said at the beginning she had told him that the project was for him to decorate the frame for me. She said he was so focused the whole time and didn't get frustrated or distracted! this is a huge thing for him because...that's what always happens :) He made something for me, and even the stickers are so perfect. He is amazing!

prog·ress
1) a movement toward a goal or to a further or higher stage
2) advancement in general.
3) growth or development; continuous improvement
4) the development of an individual or society in a direction considered more beneficial than and superior to the previous level.
5) forward or onward movement
6) the forward course of action, events, time, etc.

I love progress. Everyday Cale is doing something new. Sometimes, even though I'm with him every day I miss things, until it's been a couple days. Most of the time, i'm the first to point something out. Either way, I love it all. Today was the first day Cale used both hands to put his socks on. So far, we have to put the socks over his toes, and he'll use his left hand to pull them up. Monica (OT) handed Cale the sock (instead of starting it for him) and encouraged him again to use both hands, and he did! Yay! Good job Cale! Also, he's been controlling his drool a lot! This is a big deal because it means he's swallowing more. For him to start eating good and on his own, he needs to get those muscles working...the way to strengthen the muscles is to swallow! :) Dr. Ryan (the Resident) has left and now we have Kathryn. She came in and introduced herself (and Cale shook his head no when she asked if I was his wife...!) and did the normal check up on Cale. For every check up, they put the stethoscope to Cale chest and then his back and ask him to take a deep breath. He used to not be able to do this when asked, but every time she asked, Cale took a deep breath for her. It brought such a BIG smile to my face...way to go Handsome! Every little step is a miracle.

He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. Job 5:9

4 comments:

  1. casey smith8/31/10, 2:51 AM

    WOW!!! What awesome progress indeed! Cale and you have so much to be proud of. I know sometimes you want to scream, but remain close to God. You are both an inspiration to many and will be for years to come. Miss you all and love you too! Casey

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  2. awesome frame, beautiful definition of progress!!!

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  3. I love the frame, way to go Cale!! God is still working miracles and the steps just keeping getting bigger. Love you both and miss you you tons!!!

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  4. Heather Favret8/31/10, 9:20 PM

    Oh my goodness!!! Beautiful!!!! It made me cry, so I can't imagine for you! Cale is doing so wonderful.... I know you miss the old Cale, but it is so amazing to see him progress and so quickly! I just think of how little hope there seemed to be in the beginning, and how far he has come!

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