Thursday, August 22, 2013


Baby Josue is 21 months old.  He is still not walking, still not talking ( not even baby jibberish), still not chewing.  Still not doing many things.  But, he is making progress.  Very slow progress, but progress, nonetheless.

One day earlier this week, he stood by himself for just a few seconds.  While his little legs are very weak, he has quite a bit of upper body strength. 

He tends to cry every time we go to a doctor or any where.  He does fairly well in the car, but when we arrive, he starts crying and does not stop until we are back in the car.  Any new situation or stimulation brings a lot of tears.  Last week, I took Josue to see an ear, nose and throat specialist.  He went rigid and began crying before I got him into the car seat.  I was sure it was going to be a long day.  Once he was the car, the ride to town was quite pleasant.  We entered a different hospital and the tears began.  Yair went first and I held Josue.  In an unfamiliar environment, he sat in my lap placidly.  I was very thankful.  He teared up when he saw the new doctor.  The doctor was amazing with the children and soon, there was no more tears.  We rewarded both Josue and Yair with a cookie.  Only because there was a coffee shop in the hospital.  There is no way I would have made an extra stop with those two.

At Teleton, Josue has been in a multisensory program.  I don't really know what it is about because parents aren't allowed to go in with the babies.  At first, he cried from the time we arrived at Teleton until he was safely back in the car.  We can't go in, but we can hear him screaming the whole time. 

Four weeks ago, he stopped crying about 15 minutes into the session.  That was progress.  Two weeks ago, he stopped crying as soon as he entered the multisensory room.  Yesterday, he did so well that he got to stay longer than the alloted 30 minutes. 

There will still be a lot of medicine, a lot of doctors, a lot of therapy, a lot of trips to Tegucigalpa.  But this little guy is making progress.  We praise God daily for the progress he is making.  Please don't stop praying for Josue.  He is going to get there.


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