I’ve been encouraged lately by little bits of progress that Anne is making. All of Anne’s little gains add up to one conclusion… Anne is still healing. I’m so thankful for God continuing to knit neurons together in Anne’s brain!!
Here’s a sampling of Anne’s “small” gains :-)
- Her smile is starting to include both sides of her mouth – not all the time, but we are seeing that left side of her smile more and more.
- She is tracking words from left to right more consistently in school.
- She can stand up out of her car seat all by herself – and scoot herself back into her car seat with verbal cues.
- She is learning how to stand from a sitting position by first pulling herself from sitting, to kneeling to standing. She uses her right hand to hold on to something for support and balance, and she’s real close to doing this by herself with only verbal cues.
- She is becoming just a little bit shy… (she was painfully shy before).
- She is also better behaved in school and is really trying to keep her name on “green” instead of on “yellow” or “red.”
- She has mastered her 50 sight words and is beginning to learn more.
- She is counting objects now. This might seem small, but she wasn’t even close to being able to do this last May. I’m very excited!
- She is ticklish. She hasn’t been in a long time. It’s fun to see her laugh :-)
- She can lift her left hand from her lap and place it on the table all by herself – without her right hand helping at all.
- She’s walking farther… 300 feet at school with a walker before she starts to tire.
- She can sit and listen to a whole picture book being read. She used to close the book after just a few pages.
Anne still has a long way to go, but we are so thankful for her continued progress! If you want to know how to pray more specifically for Anne, I update the top post on my blog on the 1st of every month with new prayer requests for Anne. And if you want to be notified by email each time I update the blog, just look on the right side for the “follow” button.
Thank you so much for your support of our family. We are so grateful!