2/22/07 12:45 p.m.
Great day thus far! Josh made his first call in his cell phone this morning. Occupational therapy added a handle to the phone so he can hold it over the palm of his hand. He holds a pencil in his mouth to dial. It is extremely hard but he was psyched to make a phone call independently.
Josh is also continuing to try out the power-assist wheelchair. He loves feeling the independence of it and being able to power himself where he wants to go.
Today for lunch he worked at feeding himself. This is extremely difficult because he has no finger movement and he has to use his arms and wrists. He did a great job taking a few bits of a sandwich and taking a drink with a straw and then he insisted on trying to feed himself some thick soup. He laced the spoon handle through his fingers while holding the spoon in his teeth. He then went on to take 6 successful bites of soup without help. He was exhausted at the end of lunch.
So far, we have seen a lot of firsts for Josh and he is feeling very encouraged today. He is not doing things like he did a little over a month ago but he is figuring it out all the same!
-Encouragement for the day