I tried to update the blog a few minutes ago, but due to some technical difficulties I was not able. I'm glad I waited - the coolest thing just happened.
We were sitting in the living room (Garren on the couch) and he started trying to say something. So we gathered around. You really have to concentrate on what he is saying. We could not figure it out. So I grabbed a white board and we asked Garren to spell the words. We got through one letter at a time, asking, guessing, Garren nodding or shaking his head. W - H - A - T. "What." First word down. Next word. Garren said it. After several guesses we ended up with "What is." Garren started spelling the next word. "T - O" Nancy said "Today?" YES!
"What is today?"
Wow - Today is Friday April 15, 2011. It never crossed my mind that Garren might want to know what day it was.
Today was another great day for Garren. Nancy and I had him standing up this morning, so I asked him to lift his leg. He was able to lift both legs (one at a time). The PT and OT came this afternoon and had him working on taking a couple of steps. He is getting so strong.
Our nursing coverage dropped to 20 hours a day starting today. We will drop back each week until we eventually end up with 12 hours a day. It's nice to have some alone time with Garren. In fact, I spent the morning with Garren, just me and him. Nancy went to Piedmont Middle for a meeting with a whole team of people who are setting up an Individual Education Plan for Garren. Our goal is to make sure Garren graduates from the 8th grade and is ready for high school in the fall. We are very excited that Garren will not be getting behind in school. Thanks Piedmont for all you are doing!