Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I had to share this heartwarming compliment that Connie received today from his Occupational Therapist, Carla. We were finishing up his therapy session and gave him a peanut butter cracker. He excitedly took a bite and promptly gagged and threw up. He proceeded to gag and choke on phlegm for a couple more minutes before finally collecting himself. He immediately was playful and willing again to keep trying to eat (we didn't make him do the cracker again). She said, "Wow. He's got such a great personality. He just gets right back up on that horse every time, doesn't he? It just amazes me that he's so willing." I shared with her what Deb, the PT, said about him last Friday about being so impressed that he's willing to try everything she asks and isn't fearful of trying new things. Carla said that most kids have a lot of behaviors and crying and get upset when they throw up. Not our Connie. He just carries on. Then Carla said that that trait of getting back up and dusting off will serve him well as he gets older. That got me to thinking that maybe that's one reason God's letting us keep him here with us. Because we can learn from him. He's not 14 months yet and has already taught us so much.
Posted by Erin Beckemeier at 3:12 PM