I am not sure if I ever updated about when the physical therapist came out to evaluate Benji's eating or not. I will just quickly go over it.
Benji has what appears to be a sensitive mouth. He wants to chew but has some difficulty. He also is wanting to feed himself but gets tired easily, that is mostly from his upper body strength. Benji has low muscle tone and it affects multiple areas. The other thing the pt noticed was that Benji is flat footed and bow legged. He has hyper reflex in his feet also.
Since the assessment, Benji is eating more table foods, he can eat chicken if it's broke up into bite sized pieces. He can eat cheerios, honey comb, carrots, green beans, eggs, crackers, bananas(broke up) and I am sure there is more.
Benji has been standing and cruising around the furniture for a couple months now. It started around Christmas and he is doing good. He's just afraid to let go. From what the pt said, it's part of the hyper reflex in his right foot. Me and Benji's regular therapist find this interesting because his right leg has always seemed weaker through the last year.
Anyhow, I shared all this to get to a promise. My mother came over today and was just so excited, she had been doing her Bible Study this morning and was reading about the crippled man that Peter healed.
Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man's feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple court, walking and jumping, and praising God. Acts 3:7-8
I so claim this for Benji! God will strengthen the muscles and joints in Benji's feet and ankles and he will be healed.
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Wow! It's been a year! Hard to believe. God has been so good to little Benji.
Benji has come a long way, he is still being monitored closely by his heart doctor. We are up to 4 months between visits. His heart has not gotten any worse since he was 4 months old. Benji is still getting therapy through Foundations. He has low muscle tone and after his last evaluation his feet and ankles are going to have to be watched. Other than that, he is finally starting to want to eat regular table food.. some, not all. He is jabbering sometimes we make out his words.
I will update more later. Just wanted to announce Benji's birthday!