Thursday, February 11, 2010

Max Update: Pure Joy.

Despite being sick this past week, Max has had an explosion of progress. Yesterday he requested to go to the bathroom and then had a BM in the toilet! And then he peed (also in the toilet!). Imagine that! He has also mastered stringing beads, something we have been working on for months.
A few days ago he was playing with one of his car/ramp toys, and when Cameron came and sat down with him and started playing with the same toy, he took turns with her instead of pushing her away. We joked that the only reason they were playing nicely together is that they were both sick, but I'll take it!
I also got a report today that Max actually drank water from a straw this afternoon in therapy! He has also mastered blowing horns in his speech therapy sessions (this is a picture of me learning how to work on this with him). A few months ago he wouldn't even tolerate having the horn touch his lips. The ups and downs of this journey are exhilarating and exhausting. We celebrate the ups - the successes are what keep us going.


  1. Yay Max!!! His progress over the last year has been amazing!

  2. Anonymous9:40 p.m.

    That's wonderful news!! Great job, Max!!!
    Have a joyous Valentine's Day as well!

    Karen K

  3. Anonymous7:35 a.m.

    Katrina -- what a beautiful boy! It's so long since I saw you, it's hard to know how to catch up, but it is lovely seeing your two great kids, and hearing your voice onthe tape. Hope all is back to normal with you guys -- Fae and I both had it this last week too. ICK!!


  4. Anonymous1:32 a.m.

    hey Kat - guess who said my name a few weeks ago? I saw Max in the hall and said "Hi Max", to which he responded Hi...Oreen. Hey, he dropped the first consonant but pretty darn close!