Friday, May 18, 2007


Well, Wednesday marked three years since the day Izzy had her near drowning accident. It was an ordinary day, I had a couple of caring friends call to see if I was handling the anniversary okay. I was. Izzy went to school this week and had the usual therapies, along with playing in lots of sand Wednesday... so much so that when Jane came over to help with her afternoon therapy, we couldn't figure out what was on the therapy table. It was sand. She had a bath after therapy! I think I heard on of her teacher assistants named Kathy mention they built a sandcastle. When I picked her up that day she had been outside swinging for a while and was really enjoying the nice weather. It has been beyond beautiful this week. Perfect for swinging outside! Thursday Camilla had planned to put Izzy on the tricycle. I told Iz all morning that she was going to ride the bike Thursday and she did! Niecie and Camilla both said that she helped push the little pedals and that she smiled and seemed to enjoy it even though they spent much of the time trying to keep her properly aligned on the bike. She is very tolerant of all the positioning we do with her. She is actually very tolerant of everything from positioning to accidental hair pulling. She does let us know when we have done something wrong though. She saw Heath Tuesday and Thursday, but was unable to see Bear on Monday. When we arrived in Edmond, Bear had been called away to work on someone who was hospitalized. So we ran a few errands and called to find out he was not back so we will go back this coming Monday. Izzy has been very vocal this week and really interactive with us. We know she is just getting better by the day. I hope to have pics to post eventually of her riding the bike, they did take pictures and I think they will email them to me when they can.

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1 Peter 1: 6-7
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.


annb said...

Sounds like she's doing very well. Can you tell much difference since the Rolfing began? Is it mainly to keep her muscles loose so that she's more relaxed or is there more to it than that?
I continue to lift you all in prayer and know that God is in control!

sara - The Estrogen Files said...

She sounds like she is doing very well. Keep up the great work, Izzy!!

truth said...

I am enjoying getting to know Izzy via your blog. I have a grandson who is special needs. He has changed our whole world and we love him to pieces.

Carmichael Family said...

It is so wonderful to here how well Izzy is doing, initiating things and making improvements in so many areas! I have been praying for Izzy frequently even if I don't always have time to check her blog daily and leave comments (things have just been a little difficult with this pregnancy and keeping up with the kiddos). But please know that we think of and pray for you often!

Amy said...

What a beautiful family you have! As the mother of a premature son with cerebral palsy, I know how much life can change in an instant. Isn't it wonderful, though, to know what a mighty God we serve?!?! I'm praying for Izzy and your whole family.

Rachel said...

To Izzy (mommy can read it to her)Good for you little Izzy...what a big girl you are now. I'm amazed at how hard you try! You must be very tired, but God will give you the strength. He has sent you a very special angel to look out for you. Bless your little heart. We love you and are so proud of your abilities! Good girl!
Rach and kids!