Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My soul glorifies the Lord
and my spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour, ....
for the Mighty One has done great things for me -
Holy is his name.
Luke 1:47, 49

Holy, Holy, Holy,
is the Lord God Almighty,
Who was, and is, and is to come.
Revelations 4:8

This is our worship this evening, as we marvel at all that Lydia has shown us today.  The Mighty One has done great things in her.  We worship the One who is making all things new.  Truly, He is making her new!

Lydia has been fully present most of the day, answering yes and no questions, by pointing to the yes or no cards taped to her wheel chair tray.  She has been choosing between two options offered her - eg. do you want to wear your purple pj pants or your red?  Without hesitation, she pointed to the purple ones!  In speech therapy, she correctly answered 8/9 vegetable quiz cards, by pointing to the one the therapist asked.  (It's a good thing she knows her veggies!  Grandpa Herrle will be so proud.)  Tonight she gave props to dad, high 5's, thumbs up, and pointed to his nose, or his ear, when asked to.   When we said, "let's fold our hands and pray together before bed", she clasped her fingers together.   WOW!
We are delighted and amazed.
And it doesn't stop there with the improvements in cognitive awareness!  Today the dietician informed us that since Lydia is gaining weight, and eating so well orally, she no longer has to have any formula through her G tube.  She will only get water, and her medications through her G tube.
Today, Lydia walked in the light gait walker 20 m, and she did very well with foot placement.  The therapist did not have to be placing her feet as regularly as she had to last week.  Lydia was pidking up
her feet and moving them forward.
Her nurse tonight said that it is as if Lydia has fully emerged.  It is as if the haze has gone.  It may come back and go again in periods as she heals, but we have seen brightness and intelligence that we have not seen consistently before.  She has been responsive!  Our little girl has broken out of her cocoon, and she is spreading her wings.  We hold the progress of this day in wonder, and count it as pure joy.
Thank you Jesus, for this beautiful work today.