Our Hope

By sharing our story and our experiences with this birth injury we will hopefully educate people. Knowledge is power. Our hope is that you will read this blog, share it with your friends, and they will share with their friends. Then in some small way we have prevented other families from having to go through what we have.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fun To Watch

Yikes!  It has been over a month since I have posted anything on Jadon's blog!  Ugh!  Things are the opposite over on our family blog.  If you hop over there you will see that I have been trying to post daily.  I want that blog book full when I print it! 

Jadon has been a busy boy over the last month.  Since I last posted we went on vacation.  This was Jadon's first camping trip.  He was not sure what to think of sleeping in a tent at first but soon got adjusted to it.  He loved being outdoors all the time.  While we were on vacation his Benik splint for his wrist came.  I need to get pics of it!!  Jadon actually asks to wear it.  It straightens his wrist and opens up his hand so I think it makes it easier for him to use his hand to hold things.  He used his hand alot.  He sticks toys in it so he can pick some up more and more.  Just yesterday  I noticed him walking around the sandbox carrying both a bucket and a shovel!  What is the big deal you say?  The bucket was in one arm and the shovel was in the opposite hand.  He was carrying around the bucket under his BPI arm and shoveling sand into it.  I love seeing progress like that!  It is the simple things that so many take for granted that are huge! 

 By the time I hussled over and got the camera ready he was no longer carrying it but you get the point.

Jadon is also getting very adventurous on the playground equipment.  Nothing stops this kid!!  I get a little nervous but I am trying not to be a crazy lady and let him explore and learn how to maneuver in this world.

Jadon trying to make his Momma crazy.

Jadon has also made huge progress with water therapy.  When we first started aqua therapy several months ago he hated it!  He would scream and get mad.  The therapist would have to stop and let me get him calmed down.  This would happen the whole session.  At the end of the hour he was probably only getting 15 minutes of therapy!  Then summer came along.  With summer came pools, lakes, baby pools, and sprinklers.  We came back from our vacation of camping and swimming in a lake and I told myself that if the next water therapy session did not go better we were calling it quits.  I mean really.....he was not getting anything out of it!  Of course the moment I have resolved to do this my son decides to turn the tables on me.  Last weeks water therapy session was a breeze.  He walked into the pool room happily, walked to the steps of the pool (wanted to get in himself of course), and into Carri's arms willingly.  They played happily for an hour!  It was fabulous.  It went so well we are doing water again this week.  It is so easy to stretch him out in the water.  Keep your fingers crossed this week goes as well!  

I will get back to you with those splint pics!  Sorry it has been so long!!