Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Had to brag.

I wish I felt well enough to blog about the wonderful weekend we had down in Florida. But, that would require uploading photos. And, quite frankly, I haven't got the energy to upload a photo. Not even one.

Truthfully, I am on my my bed.....where I have been for 48 hours. And, I don't have any photos on this computer even if I did what to upload them here.

And, I haven't got the pluck to get on my desk top computer where the pictures are.

We had a wonderful weekend. Take my word for it.


Aside from trying to weed through the 137 emails delivered to my in-box between Sunday night and Tuesday morning, I have only had the stamina to read blogs and deal with my Facebook addiction today.

At some point in time, I managed to contract a nasty little stomach virus that has me sicker than I've been since November of 2000. Yes, I get sick so infrequently that I know the date of the last time I was sick. Sad, I know.

Anyway, my sweet husband has been playing nurse and working from home and taking care of our kiddos since I woke him at 6am on Monday asking for ginger ale and crackers. I don't remember much else of Monday. Except, I might have sent him to take Claire to the dentist, only for him to find that Claire's dentist appointment is next week. Oops.

At least today I'm coherent. Just not active.

I woke the husband this morning around 8am to remind him that Claire had therapy at 8:30. "Are you sure?" he asks. Now, why would he question me? Oh, yeah. That whole dentist thing.

And, even though I don't have the pep to post a picture, I had to brag about said therapy session.

Though my head is a little swimmy right now, from sitting up for so long, I HAD TO BRAG.

Ms. Denise hasn't been here in two weeks. She took an extended vacation from therapy to spend time with her kids before school started for them. So, she had not seen the leaps and bounds progress that our Claire has made recently. She was blown away this morning!

I wish I had video I could post.....but, then I know, the energy to post it.

So, I'll just have to tell you about her. She is walking like no body's business, y'all. She walks up and down halls and across rooms. She can start and stop right in the middle! This is a big deal, because when she started walking she always had so much forward momentum that she couldn't stop until she either got there or fell over forward! SHE CAN MAKE TURNS WHILE WALKING! I'm not even kidding here!

After our vacation this summer, I quit taking her walker everywhere we went and instead just let her walk with our hands or would let go and tell her to go to it on her own. She wasn't crazy about that at first, but it has worked wonders for her not to have that walker as a crutch. She still falls a good bit, but not nearly as much as before and she has so much more control.

Ms. Denise said that she now has to redo Miss Claire's entire therapy goals sheet and exercise plan, because in just two weeks so much had changed. She also said that she doesn't need therapy every week any more. It's like a graduation of sorts!

So, I had to brag!

I can't wait to post a video.

Just as soon as I can find some get-up-and-go juice.

And, guys keep us in your prayers. I don't need my whole family coming down with this crud!


Mama S said...

So sorry you're sick. I just figured I hadn't heard anything because you were in Florida for a few weeks. This is absolutely GREAT news about Claire. I never doubted that she would do this - just not so quick!

Love to all. Mama

The Source said...

Praying for you to feel better soon! And so incredibly happy for Claire! She's making so much progress!!