July 18, 2012

Tying Shoes

Through all the challenges, we have to remind ourselves to look for the progress in Garren's recovery. Sometimes we get so involved in the daily routines that we forget or overlook baby steps. Well the other day while I was driving Garren to therapy, he suddenly looked up at me and said "There, I did it!" "Did what?" I asked. "I tied my shoes."

Tying shoes is one of the first thing that Garren set out to learn how to do after he came home from the hospital last summer. He has learned how to do a lot of things in that time, but I remember clearly when he told his occupational therapist that he wanted to learn how to tie his shoes.

And now he can. Such a small thing for most of us, but a big step for Garren.

I am continuing to work with Garren at home, and he is doing great. The other day he walked up the stairs, did several sets of crunches, leg lifts and push ups, walked on the treadmill for 20 minutes (with me standing behind him to make sure nothing goes wrong), then repeated crunches, leg lifts and push ups, then walked backward down the stairs. It was a grueling work out, but he did great.

We continue to wait and pray for an answer to continuing with Medicaid. As of now we still do not know if we will have coverage after July 31.


Brian and Krystal Edwards said...

Praise God for an answer to prayer. His healing may not be happening the way we think it should or the way we want it to, but it is happening! We will continue to pray.

wendypoovey said...
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wendypoovey said...

Way to go Garren! Praising God for the small steps and continued progress. By the way, Garren is getting better workouts than I am. Guess I need to step it up!

Anonymous said...

I was just wondering if Garren is on the CAP/C Program? If not that may help as it is not an income based program. I am sure you were told about it but I did not want to assume. I work with CAP/C in Meck. County. If you need information for Union County let me know. You can Email me at nancya@carolina.rr.com. Garren's progress is a amazing. Nancy