When your baby is 1 week old, and she has her 1st MRI and the results aren’t what you thought you would ever hear, let alone something you never want to hear……Veronika has an injury to her brain from the bleed she had before she was born, and we believe that it will affect her movement down the left side of her body, and she will most likely never walk….

I guess at that point in you make a decision, one of two possible options i guess. You either think ‘oh well, if that’s how its gonna be, why bother,’ OR ‘Yes she will walk, and we will come back in when she does and say I TOLD YOU SO’.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tears of Joy

Why do we cry when we are happy. I often wonder this, mainly when I have tears of joy.

Today Veronika achieved a huge milestone, one that we have been working on for over 2 years.
She fed herself a bottle, she has never had any interest in holding onto her bottle, even when her Occupational Therapist made her some handles to use. So Veronika not only held her bottle but she drank the whole bottle. I am still in shock, and have continued to look at the photo, the evidence, to show that YES Veronika did in fact hold her bottle. Tears of Joy, is the only way I can describe the moment. It has been a very long, slow, tiring and sometimes frustrating road, but we made it. Then this afternoon, she held it for about a third of her drink, and tonight barely any, but it had been a long day, and Veronika is usually fatigued by the end of the day, low muscle tone will do that to you. But she did hold her bottle at lunch time today, so I will remember that moment, and hopefully we can duplicate it again tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after.....

Look its almost empty, I think Veronika knows just how proud of her I am of this HUGE milestone. Maybe even one day I can get her to hold it with both hands, now that would be good for her fine motor skills.....

1 comment:

  1. well done what a awesome milestone!
    Wonderful news to read!!!