Friday, March 30, 2012

I can't even tell you how this makes us all feel.- Andrew is overcoming so much.

I really never thought that Andrew would do this...at least not for years. He came home at 5 yrs. and 2 months on a bottle. He has had severe GI issues and was developementally the age of a 3 month old. He could not even hold his head up for long, stand or walk. We got him off of bottles 10 months later to food fed to him on a spoon that was very soupy. He continued to have GI issues and for the next year he was fed by someone with a spoon...then we started to hold his hand and show him how to feed himself. We have gradually chunked up his food but we still use the blender to mash it . He now drinks liquids from a cup, and as you can see he can feed
himself with no one helping. Honestly it gives me goosebumps to watch this. He has been home 2 yrs and 3 months and has overcome alot of abuse, and neglect issues and we all are truly amazed at his progress today. Paul and I met with his psychologist yesterday to discuss his meds. and our options and she has given us hope for his future as well. He may not ever be what my heart desires but he is doing so much more than we ever imagined.

5 comments:

Mike and Christie said...

WOW! That is amazing!

Vickie said...

How awesome is that!!! Way to go!! Progress. Every tiny little step is forward motion.

God's Blessings

Hope Harder said...

awsome!

Christine said...

This is so awesome to see! Wow--has he progressed! Woo-hoo!

eliz said...

Absolutely fantastic! You go Andrew!! (((HUGS)))