Saturday, September 26, 2009

September 26 3:00 PM

Hello friends,
We are having a good day thus far, despite the lack of sleep last night.  We got more smiles today, yeah!!  He even smiled at our visitors this afternoon and she thought that he tried to say "hi".  The doctor has changed Micah's feeding schedule so that there are times during the day when he is hooked up to nothing and we can take him out of the room and roll him around in the therapy chair that he seems to really like being in.  He is getting his PT in his chair right now and they are going to try to stand him up right now (assisted of course) so I will try to give you the play by play.  

He likes the relaxing the arms exercise, smiling and watching Dad play peek-a-boo behind the PT.  
All belts off and we're getting his back off the chair to see if he will help sit up.  She is holding under the arms and wanting him to hold up his head, which he is not wanting to do right now.  She is trying to teach him that he can hold his head up without kicking out his feet.  
Up  we, grimace, he can't decide.  Sit back a little, smile, that was fun!  He liked it!

Now we're going to try again with one person on either side (r&l) instead of front & back.  I had to go straighten his foot and hold it down as the right one wanted to roll to the outside and he wanted to put most of his weight on the left leg.  With stimulation to the backside in the form of a pat or goose to the bum he would straighten himself up and pull up his head.  He definitely liked that a lot!  Lots of smiles!  I hope it was the standing he liked and not the patting and goosing LOL!

Well that was a lot of fun I wish you could have seen it with me, but hopefully that play-by-play will do for now until you can see him yourself.  By the way he is still smiling, every touch is funny today, what a blessing.

This is a little long, but my hymn for the day was a version of the 23rd Ps. called "The King of Love My Shepherd Is" so I'm going to include it.

The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His, 
And He is mine forever.

Where streams of living water flow,
My ransomed soul He leadeth,
And where the verdant pastures grow,
With food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed,
But yet in love He sought me,
And on His shoulder gently laid,
And home, rejoicing, brought me.

In death's dark vale I fear no ill 
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.

Thou spread'st a table in my sight;
Thy unciton grace bestoweth;
And O what transport of delight
From Thy pure chalice floweth!

And so through all the length of days 
Thy goodness faileh never:
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
Within Thy house forever.

-Henry Williams Baker (1821-1877)

Blessings to you all,


  1. I am so glad you are seeing those smiles! I've never met Micah, but I love the dimples in his photo.

    I keep God's God's timing. Healing is God's timing. You know, it's a good thing we are not God, because we'd try to make everything perfect and someone wouldn't be touched, someone wouldn't see a miracle, things would be a mess. For, God has a purpose.

    I'm praying that all of this is the beginning of the complete restoration to perfect health. I pray for strength for you guys and for the entire family.

    God bless you all.


  2. It's so awesome to read of the new things Micah is doing and enjoying. So happy for the soul that he is smiling and trying. We've fallen so in love Micah through your blogs. Have grown closer to Jesus through them to. Still praying for immediate healing and being thankful for the healing process that has already begun. We love you guys. Tony & Tina

  3. Enjoyed the play by play. I'm glad for the smiles and the progress. We continue to pray that his progress abounds. David misses Micah's hugs out there on the soccer field. He was always so good to come over after a game and give David a hug and say "thank you."

  4. Hi Tina and Thomas, glad to hear the play by play. I am so happy he is smiling. Praise God, that is great news.
    Love to all, from Larry and Judy Pratt