Thursday, August 30, 2007

Beach Therapy

Daniel absolutely loved the beach. It also triggered something in his brain (seriously) and he started interacting a ton more. He walked up to his new baby cousin and looked at her and said, "Baby". And he didn't try to throw anything at her when he did it. Our early intervention coordinator said that it was probably the stimulation he got....he basically just stood in the water and stared at the ground, watching the waves go in and out. She asked me how he slept, which was a great question, because he did not sleep at all. Instead of sleeping, he laid awake for hours of the night going "hahbee, hahbee, hahbee, hahbee", "yaaaayy" and clapping. She said this was also normal in a child with the same 'challenges' as Daniel has. Apparently, he was so stimulated, his brain couldn't process everything. Whatever it was, praise the Lord! God knew what kind of therapy that sweet baby needs more than me, or anybody else (including doctors that take ages to get into). He is not cured, but he is certainly different, and in light of the bad news we received last weekend, we have much hope.

Thanks for your prayers. Keep them up if you can. Mainly for me right now, because it is getting overwhelming...I have resorted to (gasp!) using a calendar and (gasp!) organizing papers and such. I have done such amazing feats before, but it has never mattered so much that I keep it up.

Oh, and if anyone figures out what "hahbee" means, let me know. (Maybe it means, "This is better than pouring large bottles of cooking oil in the floor or throwing baseballs at therapists' heads!")


Stephanie said...

What a cute picture! Glad the beach was so goos for him.

Holly said...

I'm glad y'all are at least getting some answers and that the beach was a good therapy for Daniel (and I'm sure all of you!). I pray the solutions to the answers will soon present themselves and be manageable. We love y'all!!

Sara said...

glad you were able to stop by my place on the way home from the beach! It was so fun seeing you, Lainey and Daniel!