28 May 2010

The future is surreal.

We are home! It's so good to be back. And so weird to walk into your home after being gone for almost a month. It's surreal. The house doesn't look like my own. The walls don't look like the same color I remember them. The carpet seems a lighter beige than I thought. It always takes a bit for me to get used to being back. But I am thankful all the same for the opportunity we have had to take Liam to get oxygen treatments.

Liam has done great so far. I can't believe he is giving out high fives now. That is surreal to be sure. We have dreams of what Liam will do one day and watching anything play out is amazing.

It's amazing to watch him think it through and watch him work out how he's supposed to get his arm up to hit my hand. It's neat to watch him process things. It's a big deal for him. He now knows he actually does have control over his arms. Even though his control is limited, he is started to grasp concepts of purposeful movements.

This week started our "intensive" therapy. He now will be getting therapy for 4 hours a week. The most we've ever had was three so I'm excited we are getting an extra hour. We do have to drive 45 minutes for him to get there but I'm just thankful he's getting it so regularly now.

Liam also started speech therapy (this time it's one on one). We are working on teaching him bubbles and pop along with the motions to pop the bubbles. He really likes to watch them and I'm hoping after this last round of oxygen treatments the barriers in Liam's brain will start to fall away so he can start to make sounds.

Liam is getting to a good place where he would benefit from intensive physical therapy at a center that would work with him for hours a day for weeks on end. We are still in the research stage because when you shell out 12-16 grand on a center, you want to make sure it's the right one for you. We got the go ahead from out PT today and she said that within the next 12 months would a be a great time...especially after Liam doing oxygen treatments. She said if God made things fall into place and we could raise the money and get in sooner then by all means we should go now.


We are praying about it. And we are trying to figure out how to raise that kind of money. God is able to break down the barriers to make it happen if it's truly what Liam needs. We are excited for what God is going to do in the very near future.

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