Saturday, July 31, 2010

This just in...

Thought I'd give you an update on Annie's progress this summer. She just finished ESY--short for Extended School Year--or summer school. It runs for the month of July--1 and a half hours in the morning, M-F. We were able to pack in a few extra hours of PT and OT around that brief 1 1/2 hour time, and then add a few hours with PT Kim at the clinic each week. The result has been that now Annie can--from a sitting position--reach out, grab your right hand with her left hand, and pull herself up to a supported standing position. The reaching, grabbing, and pulling are remarkable, intentional progress that we are all very happy about. In addition to that, she is tolerating hand over hand holding onto a grab bar for a few seconds.

I have also noticed when practicing this at home, that after she is standing, she turns from facing me, to face the window that looks out at the huge maple tree in our front yard, shifting her weight and moving her feet, one at a time. She likes to watch the leaves move in the breeze. Little by little, Annie keeps making progress, and we are thankful.


I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13


Anonymous said...

WOW! Considering where all this began, this is HUGE progress! So happy for you and Annie! Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow.....


aunt rebecca said...

I thank God that He shows us the beauty in detail.

Sometimes we miss the detail.

Annie has brought detail to our attention.

Thank you for sharing.

Gretchen said...

Our girl is so awesome. She just is.