Monday, December 27, 2010

Conquered/Conquering...another goal!

Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heaven!
Praise him for his mighty works;
praise his unequaled greatness!
Praise him with a blast of the ram’s horn;
praise him with the lyre and harp!
Praise him with the tambourine and dancing;
praise him with strings and flutes!
Praise him with a clash of cymbals;
praise him with loud clanging cymbals.
Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord!
Praise the Lord!

Praising God today for continuing His mighty work in Cale! We conquered another goal today!! One of the goals that Monica wanted Cale to be able to accomplish was tying his shoes. When she made the goal, it was a stretch, but she wanted to challenge Cale. He still needs a tiny bit of help, but he can do it!! Yay! How great is that?! I’m so proud of him because this is something that has been really hard and frustrating for him, but he’s powered through with great endurance and focus. Those two hands are going to work together…we’re determined! :)



Another praise…Cale had a great speech session again! He’s doing so great! Patty worked with definitions and word finding with categories. Here’s some of Cale’s answers from today’s session…

What is:
A telephone- call people, answer also
Text message- letters on phone
Voicemail- message from the voice
Email- message on computer
Alarm- makes noises and stops people
Reminder- sound to do things
Memory- remember
Microphone- (First he picked up my phone and started pretending to talk and then Patty reminded him what that was and said “microphone” again) talk into it and makes it loud

Categories:

What makes people tired? Singing, walking, dancing, flying, seeing things, writing, waving, itching, talking, hearing, drinking pop

What are some things that are boring? Classes, school, sometimes church, reading, dancing (hurt legs), talking

What are some things that might make you sick? Pop, gross meat, pool (water), gross stuff

What would you buy if you won the lottery? Car, truck, bike, clothes for Kathleen, watches, necklaces, good house with pool and big bath, shoes, pants

P: What’s better about being home? C: Everything. P: Are there things you’re going to miss about here? C: No, nothing. P: Are you going to miss hospital food? C: Not at all!

It was such a fun session :) He came up with a lot of answers and all by himself! How exciting!!

He did the crazy treadmill thing in PT. He does it every Monday and every week he’s getting stronger. Today he walked 1.7 miles with 75% of his body weight. I could tell he was exhausted at the end of it. He’s working so hard every day! I know his body is tired and sore!


I asked Cale tonight, “What should we do for my birthday?” C: “Eat pizza and see hockey.” K: “Are we talking about my birthday or yours?!” C: Pizza and hockey are good anytime!” Haha! Oh boy! :)

3 comments:

  1. Awesome! god bless!

    - mooney

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  2. YAY, YAY, YAY!!!!! Praising God with you for Cale's accomplishment. Too, I am praising Father for continued works in Cale, and for your HUGE leap in faith. I love you, Marion

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  3. Caleb too funny !!!!!! Pizza and hockey good anytime! He is really taking hold of all that is before him!!!!! So very exited for you both ! I am just now getting to look at back blogs as I have been under the weather - So excited to read all this news!!!! love you you and Caleb Praying for you guys daily!!!! Reenie Bovier

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