Saturday, September 13, 2014
Amazing Jacob camping!
He was 9 months post op experimental brain surgery.
The top half of his body was much larger and stronger than his legs.
We stood behind him and moved his legs for him as he stood to teach him to "walk".
Eventually he moved his own legs. Now we hold his arms and he moves his own legs!
He soon stood up on furniture , and took baby steps walking along the furniture.
In these 3 pictures he is getting up to stand all on his own!
He is not hanging on to anything!!
Now his legs are strong!
We can't believe it!
Getting up like this is his idea!!
He's very much a loner and likes to keep to himself.
If you invade his space he will inch his feet towards you to push you away.
But we are drawn to him. We LOVE him!
He is our precious son, so we "walk" him outside with us.
Here we just helped him climb into the wagon.
He doesn't try to communicate. He talks to himself a lot. Attention makes him uncomfortable.
Hats are worn to keep flies away.
He also has a beautiful smile when he's caught off guard.
The goofy smile means "I love you, but I'm busy!"
He doesn't really like hats.
All of our clothes are "camping" clothes :o) We wear them in the dirt and the water. We don't worry about keeping them nice while they explore the woods. We wash them every 3 days. Sometimes they don't match very well! LOL!! But there's no one here but us! We don't care how we look! We're too busy having fun!
We Thank God for Jakie!