Yesterday and today Aaron had physical therapy at Hershey Med. Ctr. Gina took him yesterday, I took him today. He was in the stander yesterday, had a little bit of difficulty keeping his blood pressure up; but overall it was a good session. He did discover yesterday that when he has a really strong muscle spasm, one that makes his hands stand up, he is able to move his index finger…..on both hands! Awesome stuff! (Today, during a spasm, he was able to move his middle finger on one of his hands as well. Only saw that once, so we’ll keep looking for that!!)
Today at physical therapy Aaron didn’t get to stand up in the stander; but that’s OK, because he experienced something very exciting and encouraging….he was lying on his back on a mat and the therapist was having him try to move different muscles in his legs and feet and he was able to move both of his feet outward toward the walls, then back in again. A couple of times! The therapist was impressed; I (and his Aunt Deb who joined us today) was overwhelmed with excitement and emotion and even Aaron let go over some of his reservation and was excited! (Aaron is afraid to be overly optomistic, so to get him to say he’s excited ,or to show it, is a major undertaking. But it happened today!)
Aaron continues to work hard on his therapy and we are seeing the fruits of his efforts. These movements he’s been experiencing really fuel his desire to work even harder. Please continue to pray for him and stay tuned to the blog for further updates on his progress! With our prayers and Aaron’s determination, great things have happened and will continue to do so!