Friday, June 12, 2009


For those of you who don't know my children and the developmental delays they have, this post isn't very exciting.

But for those of you who know my kids and have interacted with them, hopefully you will be at least a fraction as excited as I am...

He repeats what we say sometimes, but not parroting. It's more like repeating it so that it cements in his brain. And he is making connections and sentences.

Yesterday, I was instant messaging a friend and Zach wanted the computer. I told him to hang on a minute I was talking to Sarah. He picked up the phone and said, "Call her!" I was shocked! That is a huge connection for Zach and he used his problem solving that school psychologists say isn't there. Yeah, 42 IQ my foot.

Then later, I fed Zach and Ryan the extremely healthy and uncommon old standby dinner of hot dogs. Zach looked at me and said, "I want it cut please." Before he would try and do it himself or fuss until I guessed what he wanted. He used words! To communicate needs! Holy cow. You special needs parents out there will get my excitement!

I feel like I have "normal" children!! I love it and I am amazed at the progress Zach has made these past few months. I can't wait to see what happens if/when we find the right ADHD treatments!

God is so faithful in bringing new miracles to our children. I would love to go on describing Zach's progress, But for now, I need to figure out what the commotion is... Zach is screaming, "No Ryan!" and then I hear banging. This, however, is not a new phenomenon or phrase...


RaisingOlives said...

Praise God for progress. One of our children was thought to be on the autism spectrum. (I do not think that they would classify him as such now, but we have not pursued testing. He is currently doing well, just slightly slow.) So I know a tiny little smidgen of your thoughts.

Praying for tons more progress.


Terri said...

I rejoice with you over Zach's progress! That was a significant sentence he used - and all in the correct order!
Those IQ tests are only a snapshot of a particular moment - a mere baseline for goals or academic programming. Yeah, they have some importance but more importantly is the Creator's plan and the gifts He has given us. Thanks for sharing the exciting news and I hope there will be more surprises along the way.
In Him,

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Awesome! I bet you are just on top of the world right now!