HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUSTAN! Yesterday was Austan's 30th birthday. Witt and family helped him celebrate with a hunting themed birthday party!
God continues to amaze and bless us! Witt has been off oxygen for several days now! He is, of course, still on the ventilator but that may even need to be turned down because even without the added oxygen Witt is still satting at 98-100. This could mean that the vent is giving more support than Witt needs!! Witt is sitting up real well now and just needs to learn to not throw himself back. He absolutely has the strength to sit up. Witt's therapist, Robin, also said that he is putting some weight on his legs and arms! When I said that Witt continues to improve even if its tiny steps Robin said, "Karen, these are not tiny improvements. They are big!" Another area of improvement is his making sounds! Witt has found his voice and loves to use it!
Jim played ball with Witt...
And Witt let Jim know when he was finished!
Yesterday, I listened to a sermon by John Piper entitled "Why Was This Child Born This Way?" from 5/25/11(2 more messages 6/811, 6/811). This is a great message that sheds God's light on Witt and all special needs kids. A couple of days ago Melanie emailed me this link(http://randycourtneytripproth.blogspot.com/2012/01/strongest-boy-ill-ever-know.html?spref=fb)to the blog of very special boy named Tripp. Please take the time to visit this blog and pray for Tripp and his family. I can't even imagine what his life must be like but I can more than imagine what grace and strength that our God is supplying to endure and be glorified through it all! It seems that Tripp's suffering may soon end. I am praying with each breath of Tripp(and Witt!) that God is infinitely glorified. I am praying the same for my life, for my breaths. God has numbered them...let them count for Him!!!