Thursday, November 20, 2008

What a difference a year makes

Kerwin is continuing to make progress with his physical therapy. I was just thinking the other day as he was standing with his ankles and knees (close to) straight that putting a before and after picture beside eachother would be truly amazing.

January 2007 at the mission
Look at those poor little feet.

Late Summer 2007 at the Visa Lodge
See how he would try to pinch those knees together for balance.

Tonight in Kerwin's bedroom

It wasn't until after his first Botox injection (May 2008), that Kerwin was able to stand up without holding onto anything for the first time in his life.

Now he is able to start and stop walking without falling, walk backwards, walk side to side, go up one step without holding on, and jump the tiniest little bit.

Thank God for this country and the opportunities we have.


The Waggoners said...

Wow! Praise the Lord! That's truly remarkable!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! The improvement is wonderful. However these pictures make me so sad! He looks so old! I feel like I have missed so much! I can't believe how big he has gotten. He doesn't look like a little boy any more, he looks like a teen! Make him stop Becky!Tell him to wait until I am back home. Love Ya. Can't wait to see you tomorrow. It's still not to late to get Kerwin a ticket too.

Aunt Rachel

Lisa said...

Wow! That is truly remarkable...Praise the Lord!!!

Kristin said...

I agree with Rachel--he looks so much older now! I am glad to see he is doing so well. Hope you are feeling well. We need to get together soon!

Anonymous said...

Oh Precious Jesus how we praise YOU for all that is happening in Kerwin's life and his family's. Only YOU could have orchestrated such a beautiful story, one beyond everyone's thoughts and imaginations.

Becky, thanks for sharing and allowing us to praise our Heavenly Father with you! Your story continues to be such an inspiration. Miss all of you!
Debbie B.

Chapter Two Manmi said...

Oh wow! Praise God! It is such a blessing to 'witness' your son's growth and healing through your blog. Glory to the Great Physician and thanks for the privilege He gives us to live in this fine country of opportunity. God bless!