small steps

Someone's steps are getting more and more confident.

Janneke shows progress with her weight-bearing and steps although she hasn't awareness of falling or the space around her.  Our goal is to get her to walk with assistance for short distances.  The wheelchair is still her safest mode of transportation, but perhaps we will see her walking around the house with a walker someday.  I guess that means she could also learn to walk away from me.... Not sure I am ready for that.

Rachel is back on meds again - more antibiotics.  I ache for my girl with all her pain issues.  She seems to be dealing with either a new infection or a recurring infection.  Today we started some probiotics to help her gut cope with the antibiotics.  In the past, probiotics have prompted more pain, but with the antibiotics, she seems to need that extra support now.

I am tired of worrying over her.  I am reminded daily of how much my concern for my girls consumes my day and affects my ability to function.  This morning, I stood at the self-checkout at the grocery store, staring at a green vegetable in my cart.  I couldn't remember the name of the said veggie, so I held in the air and hollered for someone to name it.  Zucchini.  Of course.  And the brain started working again.

Tonight, Rachel has been quiet.  This is good.  She cheered Soph on with her homework and was rewarded with hugs.  A piece of peace before this day is put to bed.

Peace for your week,