Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Taking Mobility to a Whole New Level




Pictures ARE worth a thousand words. I tell people about the things Ben can do and I get a blank stare or a polite smile. I know what they are thinking, "Yeah right."

Now I have the proof! The photos are current, but these are the same activities Ben was doing pre-seizure, two years ago. Now that he is on the right medication, Ben is back to progressing with his physical abilities. While having seizures and trying to find the right medication, Ben was not attempting any of this climbing.

I am also noticing him understanding more of what goes on around him - seeing someone walk in the room with pizza boxes and understanding what is inside. Grandpa asking him to come to him because he will help him out. Ben is responding more quickly to his environment. He pulled his cousin's hair (again) and he understood that he had hurt her. His face showed a reaction that was approriate for seeing someone cry. This is a change from past situations.

And even though I do not have a photo, Ben got to this standing position on his own and also moved along the counter by himself. If we can keep these seizures at bay, Ben may continue to show off his moving skills. I doubt that Sean is safe on the top bunk from a middle-of-the-night takeover.

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