As I promised yesterday today I am back with Diego. Just take a look at his picture and you will see all the progress after several months of intense therapy:
I never ever thought that Diego was going to be able to sit down for me to take his picture. A few months ago that was an impossible thing. He couldn't control his own body. But this time he sat down for the picture and even smiled when I asked him to do so. Doesn't he look adorable?! It would be too long for me to explain all the details of his progress but here are some things that he can do now:
*He can finally eat by himself using a fork and a spoon
*He can drink form a cup
*He can take his clothes off by himself
*He can finally play all sorts of symbolic games like Doctor, Farmer, Electrician, train station...
*He can draw a circle and other simple geometric shapes
*He knows the whole alphabet by memory
*He knows the numbers*He can put a big puzzle together (120 pieces and more!)*He initiates verbal communication with us*He has more eye contact*He follows directions better*He plays great with Natalie even though she's always the one that initiates the play*He knows the individual names of all the children's dvd's that we have at home (we have many!!!) and he asks for the particular one that he wants to watch*He understands these basic feelings better: happy, sad, scared, cold, hot, tired, hungry.*He says: no thanks! when he doesn't want something that we're offering
In a few words: he is a lot more connected with the people and the world around him. There was a time when he just stared at no particular point. It was as if he was never present. We see the results of his hard work everyday. Bill, Miro, Natalie myself and the rest of the family are so extremely proud of him! And today I wanted to share it with you!
Have a wonderful day !
And today you can see me Here with a new friend :)