Yep - you see right... he is KICKING. Yes, I know I've posted video of him moving his legs before, but he is KICKING them. BOTH OF THEM. Something that he wasn't even doing last month when he saw the Ortho! What's funny is, the reason I had to open his diaper, is because he really only kicks when he thinks he's about to be naked. Wonder where he gets that from ... HMMMMMMM?????
Now, I don't know just how much difference this makes medically speaking... but Dryden's PT was definitely excited about it! If he has the ability to kick he has the ability to stand as far as I've been told, which then leads to walking.
It seems like such a little thing to be so excited about but OMG - every time he does it he just makes my heart melt. BJ and I were talking about it the other day - about how we wish we could go back in time and just punch the specialist right in the face. Now, I know, it isn't the most NICE reaction, but seriously. Every time he smiles that big ol smile. Every time he kicks those chunky little legs. Every time a therapist tells us he is completely exceeding their expectations... it makes us sad for those parents who chose to listen to their advice and abort. As BJ said, "Look at what we would have missed"!!
Yes, it is hard. Watching your child go through surgeries and pain that you can't fix is excruciating. And I can see how someone would have a fleeting thought of, if they had never been born, they would never feel this pain. But then watching that same child wear the BIGGEST smile not 3 hours later... well now... that is a feeling that cannot be explained. It overrides every other emotion.
This little boy is changing our lives... changing the WORLD... one kick at time. I always did say he was my little ninja. :)