Sophie Kate has been spending some time in the exersaucer lately. It gives her a new experience with different toys and also gives her a chance to put some supported weight on her feet. She actually pushes herself up in it and will stand with some weight on her feet for short periods of time. She is really enjoying it, she even smiles a little bit when she stands up, I think she’s proud of herself. I am certainly very proud of her.
We are still working on sitting up and doing lots of tummy time. Sophie does a great job holding her head up, don’t lay that girl down, she wants to be up and looking around. She still needs assistance when sitting up, but she is definitely trying. She was also very close to rolling over (from front to back) the other day so we are working on that now too.
We are getting in our last week of physical therapy and occupational therapy for a while. We leave for Atlanta on Sunday with our first Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment starting Monday (June 2) morning. Please be in prayer for this. We will be having 2 treatments a day for 4-5 weeks, (40 treatments total). I am excited, nervous, anxious and hopeful all rolled into one. Please pray that God will use this in a positive way in her life. Pray that she will tolerate the treatments well and that she will be happy and content during the treatments, a lot of this depends on her reaction to things, as does pretty much everything around here, if Sophie ain’t happy ain’t nobody happy. Isn’t that something, the smallest one has all the power!
I tried to capture some of her smiles if you look very closely you might can see them…
Thank you all for your continued prayer and support. This is going to be a life long journey for us and so many of our family and friends have committed to be in this with us. It is not an easy committment but one that many have taken on without hesitation. Thanks especially to our parents for keeping our boys while Sophie and I are in Atlanta and while Chad is at work. We know they will be well loved and well taken care of. Thanks also to Chad’s sister, Aimee and her husband, Brad for giving Sophie and I a place to stay while in Atlanta, sooo much better (and cheaper) than a hotel. Thanks, guys.
I will be doing updates from Atlanta and letting ya’ll know how things are going with the treatments and we will be coming home on the weekends. Please pray for Sophie Kate during this time, we know that this is not a cure for her, our hope certainly does not lie with this treatment. We don’t know exactly what these treatments will do for Sophie. What we do know though, is that God has led us every step of the way so far and we also feel that God has led us to these treatments. Our hope is in Him and we will not waver in that, He is in control and we give Him all the glory!