Monday, March 26, 2007

Monday, March 26th

Annie performed a new trick for PT Debbie today. Debbie was working with her, helping her to sit on the floor, sit on the big exercise ball, and practice kneeling on hands and knees. Then Annie took a break, and laid on her back for awhile. After a little rest, Debbie said, "Okay, Annie, now it's time to roll over." So Annie started to roll over. Hooray!! This was the first time in a long time that Annie obeyed a command, and frankly, Debbie wasn't exactly telling her to roll over, just that it was time for Debbie to help her roll over. So we were all surprised when Annie actually initiated the action.

Also today when we went out for a walk in her stroller, Annie waved to our neighbor across the street. Hooray!! Another response to a command. It's weird, but in the hospital before her surgery for the g-tube, she seemed to begin to respond to commands. Then that surgery seemed to be a big speed bump for her, and she stopped responding to any commands. Today, however, she seemed to take another big step forward. Conscious response to commands is the next best thing to her talking to me--it is so encouraging.

Praise God for answering our prayers!



Anonymous said...

So glad to hear of the continued progress Annie is making! I sure wish I could be there to take her for a stroll.
I love her new "do". Remember I had my hair cut off twice and regrew it to my hiney!
Tell Taylor "Happy Birthday"! When is Annie's?
Hope you are having a great day today....continuing to pray for complete healing.

Jean said...

Hi Marilyn--

So, Annie's birthday is April 7th. She'll be four. And Taylor is going to turn 25. Yes, that's 21 years between oldest and youngest. That makes me about....39.


Maurita said...

Hi Annie- "It's Lucas! I want to hope you are safe. I like the picture of you playing with your toy in the chair- you look nice playing toys."
Annie- We still are praying for you and are so proud of how hard you are working to get better. We look forward to playing with you soon.

Anonymous said...

The Lord is faithful to his word and my prayers are with you all.

Anonymous said...

testing; one, two...

Hope this works:)

Annie - I pray for you every day. Taylor - Happy birthday old man!

Uncle Jeff

Anonymous said...

Dear Annie,

We are praying for you Annie. It´s so exciting to hear about every new step you take. God us using you in my life. Thank you. You are in our prayers and we will not stop praying.

Our daughters want to sing a song for you:

Jesus loves you this we know
for the Bible tells us so
Little ones to Him belong
They are weak, but He is strong
Yes, Jesus loves you
Yes, Jesus loves you
Yes, Jesus loves you
The Bible tells us so

All our love,
Becky, Pontus, Keila, Nicole, Aaron, Joel
Zarautz, Spain

"God is our refuge and strength, and ever present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging... Be still and know that I am God." from Ps46