Thursday, March 7, 2013

Continuing the miracle

I never know what to call the updates. But Katie's miracle is continuing every day. I was thinking back to this time last year and noting how though Katie had her lovely, happy, bubbly, determined, independent, joyful personality she was still infantile in many ways. She had no preferences or favorite toy, show, ride at Disneyland. She had no excitement or interest going to Disneyland or the zoo or a restaurant. She made the most of where she was but infantile is the best way to describe her. She could communicate wants and needs, but she couldn't converse with you in even simple ways. She had parrot phrases to answer questions but little spontaneous answers.
A month ago if you asked her about her day at school she would say, "I just eat." Then she started saying, "I goed on bus." Now she is starting to tell me some details. But last year she couldn't tell you anything about her day. You can continue to pray for her speech processing. She speaks so well, but her sentence flow is choppy. I don't know if it is brain processing or simply maturity. I am extremely happy with her progress, but any prayers are welcome.
Her left hand has shown some improvement. She is starting to release objects occasionally. She couldn't do this on command at all 2-3 weeks ago. She has such an amazing spirit!! She tries so hard to use her left hand. She will use two hands to eat a cracker just to involve her left hand. She will try to put food in her left hand to eat. She will use two hands to push her baby stroller. Sometimes I can see the fatigue of her left hand come very quickly, she tries but her hand won't cooperate. She tries so hard and my heart aches that I can't fix it. So I keep praying because I have seen the miracle of prayer!! The progress Katie has made in just the last 3 months is unbelievable!! Thank you for being a part of her miracle!! I am so very thankful for each individual prayer!!!

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