Tuesday, December 23, 2008

What a difference

"Test me in this," says the Lord Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it." Malachi 3:10

It was Christmas day last year when I could not even think about much less guess what Tegan's future would hold. After a month of feeling like something was not right with my sweet little boy I finally wedged my way in to his Dr.'s office. I say wedged b/c I had already called several times and they kept assuring me everything was o.k. and that I didn't need to see the Dr.. Finally when I got an appointment it was with the nurse practitioner who immediately was alarmed. His body tone was poor, he couldn't make eye contact or track items and his eyes were constantly scanning the room and he couldn't hold his head up at all and was over 3 months old. That day spiraled in to a whirl wind of Neurologist, Eye doctors, MRIs, blood work, urine test, Emory, and Medical College of GA. We had no idea what was going on at Christmas time last year, we just new it wasn't looking good. I remember my dad had given him a big play mat for Christmas. At the end of our night I had him laying on it and we were watching Amanda dress my nephew Taylor in his pj's before leaving for the night. I remember watching that healthy little boy and how cute he was standing there in his pjs. I also remember that I was holding back tears as I looked at him and then looked at my boy on the play mat literally just laying there as if he didn't see the toys hanging above him. We went to dr.'s appt and dr.'s appt and therapy sessions after therapy sessions and maybe those helped but one night I decided to stop begging God to help my child and started praising God for the healing of my son. It was at that moment my and Tegan's world changed. He began to follow toys and show interest in toys. He began to hold his body up better. He began using his arms and trying to reach for things. It was amazing. at 10 months he began crawling and has never slowed down since. We were told it may be 18 mths to 2 years before he could ever walk but at just 15 mths he took off and just one month later crawling is a complete thing of the past. This year is the best Christmas ever. I have two amazing blessings here on earth and one amazing baby angel in heaven. What more can anyone ask for. This year I get to look at my son and think of his future and all that he can accomplish and overcome. The sky is the limit! Hope you all have a great Christmas!

I saw the following quote on Amazing Ivey's Blog and just fell in love with it!
"Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it, you may be smart enough to see it is what you would have wanted had you known." ~ Garrison Keillor

Silly boy! This is from Rylee's Hannah Montana stuff. He will wear this all day!

He will climb on to the rubbermaid container beside the couch and literally dive over the arm of the couch over and over and over again! I tried to video it but that was the one time he landed on his head on the floor.

He loves his Rylee! She is the best therapy for him. They are eachothers blessing!

I've been blog crazy today so don't miss the entries below!

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