Wednesday, December 15, 2010

FOREVER I'LL STAND!

Witt has been growing and getting lots of physical and occupational therapy.
Now he has braces to help him learn to stand!The process
started with casts being made of both feet up to the knees. Since it was a
very bright day out when we went to the appointment Witt wore his baseball cap!
Here is the final product and actually it was a pretty easy process!

The woman who did the casting was wonderful. She has been doing this for quite a few years.
One trick of the trade is to make a cast with a rubber tube inside to protect the
legs. She slits the casts to remove them where the rubber tubing is.

A couple of weeks later and his braces were ready!
video

With help from the therapist Witt was standing!! The doctor has also ordered a "stander"
which along with the braces will help Witt to put more weight on his legs.

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When Melanie texted "Witt's standing!!!!!" I just jumped to my feet and said Hallelujah!!
The song "Shout To The Lord" immediately came to my mind!

Power and majesty
Praise to the King
Mountains bow down
And the seas will roar
At the sound of Your name

I sing for joy at the works
Of Your hands
Forever I'll love You

FOREVER I'LL STAND
Nothing compares
To the promise I have
In You

PLEASE PRAY FOR WITT. IT'S 4AM AND I AM AT MEL'S AND AUSTAN'S SO THAT THEY CAN GET SOME SLEEP. WITT STARTED RUNNING A FEVER AND HAS BEEN SNEEZING AND COUGHING. SO FAR HIS NUMBERS ARE STAYING OKAY ALTHOUGH HIS HEART RATE DOES GO UP WITH THE FEVER. PLEASE PRAY FOR MEL AND AUSTAN TOO! THEY BOTH ARE FIGHTING HEAD COLDS. DR. TAPIA(PEDIATRICIAN) WANTS TO SEE WITT AT 8AM. WITT MANAGED TO GET THROUGH A HEAD COLD BACK IN SEPTEMBER WITHOUT HAVING TO BE HOSPITALIZED. OUR FERVENT PRAYER NOW (ESPECIALLY AT CHRISTMAS TIME) IS THAT WITT IS ABLE TO FIGHT THIS OFF AND STAY OUT OF HOSPITAL!!!

8 comments:

Bettyann said...

Prayers for continued good health for Witt and his family...fabulous Witt is standing..

Raley Family Blog said...

Praying for Witt to get well quickly and praying for Mel and Austan to feel better also. Love you guys. Love that he is able to stand now.

Shelley said...

God bless little Witt....blessings to all of you...Shelley

Sonja said...

How amazing! Witt standing... just such a beautiful thing to see.

Praying for full recovery and healing for Witt right now, and Mel and Austin.


Love you guys!

Kelli said...

Praying for Witt to stay healthy!!

And I am loving the baseball cap on him SO SO MUCH! It's my favorite look on him EVER! :)

Gayle said...

Praying for Witt, Mel, and Austan to be healthy quickly.
What a sweet gift to see Witt STANDING! What a precious sight! Stand up , Stand up for Jesus---Way to go Witt!!!
We love all of you and have you in our prayers.
Bobby and Gayle

Marjie Murff said...

Praying for Witt and Mel and Austan to get well quickly. Wonderful news about Witt's leg braces and his being able to stand! Christmas blessings to you all.

Katie and Justin Cox said...

YAY Witt!! He is as cute as ever with that baseball cap on. He is looking so much like a little boy and not a baby... they grow up so fast! Praying for Witt and family to beat the heck out of this head cold! :) Merry Christmas!