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    Sunday, January 27, 2008

    Walking at 3 Feet Tall



    This video may not seem like much to some, but to me, it's an answer to prayer. During induction, Cole basically lost the ability to walk through atrophy and side-effects brought on by the chemo. With our continued stay in the hospital, it was difficult to get him up and exercising, but we did our best. I didn't think we'd make much progress, but Cole amazed my by bouncing back and standing and walking with help much faster than I thought he could.

    Yesterday, Cole started walking on his own again, without the need to hold mine or Dalynn's hand. It's been a month and a half since the end of induction and Cole could not walk at that time. Today, he did this at the playground.

    We had some braces made for his feet, and they make a huge difference. He's wearing them in this video. What this video is, though, is proof that Cole has regained confidence in his ability to move around. He's been walking very well for a couple weeks now, but he was always too afraid of falling to do it without some kind of support there, be it a table or chair or mom's hand.

    All of the sudden, we have an independent toddler back in our house again! I can walk places with my boy again. That's something I would dream about at night in the hospital, just walking somewhere with him again. That prayer was answered yesterday when he and I went to the aquarium together, just the two of us. It was awesome. Then today, this.

    For those of you that have been praying, the Lord has heard you. For those of you that may have stumbled here because your own child is going through something hard and debilitating, there's hope. For me, I'm just happy.

    3 comments:

    Langston-Family said...

    It reminds me of the song "How Beautiful". Cole has the determination God has given him. It is also the same determination you both have in you. Cole has the will and drive to see this through. It is hard wired into him and he sees it lived out in front of him everyday from Mommy and Daddy. May God continue to bless your lives through this unique opportunity for God to show others who He is through your son and you.

    JL

    Susan said...

    WOW!!! This Grammy has tears rolling down her face. I can remember the first steps I ever saw him take when he was much smaller. This feels better!!! What a beautiful boy.

    Grammy

    Susan said...

    WOW!!! This Grammy has tears rolling down her face. I can remember the first steps I ever saw him take when he was much smaller. This feels better!!! What a beautiful boy.

    Grammy