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Monday, May 9, 2011

I did it! Look to your right :)

Okay I got a video posted. I am not that high tech but somehow I figured it out. I posted a short video clip of Brendan taking really nice steps. He is following through with his right leg which is great for him. This is his 3rd lap around the house so he was starting to get tired as well and I think he still looks great. He is standing tall, legs are straight, and he is bending his knee as he steps. I will have to try and get the pre surgery video up but that will be another day!

I am struggling with some awful family news I received recently but I am trying to just deal with it the best that I can. I am an emotional person and I don't handle illness well. Hard to believe I raise a disabled child!! I have a huge heart but sometimes it impairs me. I just get so emotional that it effects my entire day. I can't get into it publicly due to their wishes but just keep my family in your thoughts and prayers. We need them!! :'(

Brendan is doing great and I am so proud of him. Casts come off in about 8 days...woohoo! He has almost taken all of the stuffing out from around the edges of the cast so his legs aren't looking so pretty! He is doing great with his letters. ADHD medication is working. Either that or his school totally rocks! He has struggled with letter recognition for years due to his vision issues. However, he has now gotten c,m,s,t, and a down pat!!! He can spell his name and recognize all of those letters as well but for some reason he really struggles naming the letters. We are heading in the right direction. I am so proud of him. He is also learning site words....the, my, I, and A. He has trouble with the but otherwise doing awesome!!


Sheila said...

Woo hoo! WTG, Brendan! This is so amazing! I can't wait to see how well he does with the casts off. I'm glad to hear he's doing so well in school too! Isn't funny how our kids struggle with different things? Malayna cannot learn one color and no one seems to know why. Her eye doctor feels she's not colorblind but I don't know what else it could be. I just try to keep the faith that she'll get it when she's ready.

I'm really sorry to hear about the family news. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers! I'm emotional like you too. But I know you are amazingly strong too!

Amy said...

YAY Brendan! Great job with those strides. Thanks Steph for putting this up there. He is doing awesome--even with the cast on and looks great. That is amazing!

I think it is fantastic to hear about his letter recognition since that can be so hard for some kids with cortical visual issues.

It's funny how CP affects all our kids so differently, isn't it?

I will be praying for you and your family. I hate that you have heard bad news. I am also very emotional and can cry at the drop of a hat, so I totally understand.

Please thank Brendan for us! I personally really appreciate seeing him walking. He is pretty darn handsome too!

jenny said...

thanks for posting the video of him walking I am so excited i get to see it. Glad he is doing so well after surgery and that the casts will be off soon.
also glad to hear he is doing so well in school with letter and word recognition.

April said...

Go Brendan! I'm really glad he's progressing well.