Thursday, October 9, 2008
This is Oskar with Jim Reed, his physical therapist from the Edina school system. Oskar just had his yearly review and I don't mean to brag, but phrases like "substantial progress" were thrown around like confetti at a New Years party. Really, it was mostly the people who know Oskar, his O.T Joan, his P.T Jim and his teacher Kate and me sitting around telling funny Oskie stories. They have become like my family here in a weird way and I am so grateful for them. I think so many people look at Oskar and only see the things he can't do, and I can't tell you how nice it is for me to sit around for an hour and talk about all the things he CAN do. Things like pass a toy from one hand to another, or choose a toy with his eye gaze, or be attentive to a toy for 3 minutes ( his new goal is 5!) These things we so take for granted with our "typically" developing kids. They are like precious gems to me now, when Oskie does them. They give me hope.