After another visit I am SOOOO happy

Christiansburg, Virginia
February 18, 2008 12:53pm CST
After visiting Kayla again at the training center I am so happy with her progress. She did once use the sign for toilet but of course when we took her she didn't do anything. But later she wet in her diaper, well here is what is amazing she had gotten her bed wet too, so the nurse was changing the sheets on her bed and Kayla was actually trying to help her change the sheets. And after that she picked up the pants she had gotten wet and took them to the basket where they put the dirty clothes at herself. Also after dinner which she fed herself every bite of(I have video clips of her feeding herself that I uploaded to youtube so I'll post them over here later) but after dinner she took her bib off herself then carried it to the hamper outside the dining room where they put them and put it in there herself. The nurse that was with her yesterday was also talking about earlier in the day yesterday before I got up there that she was doing some laundry for all the residents on that hall, and she said Kayla was helping her so she showed Kayla the button to start the washer and Kayla pushed that button to start the washer, and Kayla helped her after that putting the clothes in the dryer and pushed the button to start it too. I am just amazed that she is doing so much.
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• United Arab Emirates
18 Feb 08
Hi, I am happy for you dear. I hope she picks up things and learn everything. Gradually she will do it. My prayers with you and your family. God bless your family. Take care.
• Christiansburg, Virginia
18 Feb 08
I was just shocked to hear all she's doing. And to see her trying to help change the sheets on her bed.
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• United Arab Emirates
18 Feb 08
I know how it feels. Hope she does more exciting things and make you more surprised. Take care and have lovely time with your girl. with love...
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@mummymo (23709)
18 Feb 08
She really does seem to be making amazing progress soesn't she sweety - you must be so proud of her! I can tell that you feel a lot better at the centre now and I am pleased about that - I know you miss her but at least you are seeing the benefit of her being there very quickly! Thank you for keeping us up to date Valerie and I look forward to your next update! Hugs xxxx
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• Christiansburg, Virginia
19 Feb 08
I'm amazed at her progress. Don't worry, I will keep you all updated.
@suehan1 (4356)
• Australia
18 Feb 08
that great valerie that she is making progress,sometimes she might make 2 steps foward and one step backwards,but she is heading in the right direction.i will have to watch the videos on you tube.cheers sue
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• Christiansburg, Virginia
19 Feb 08
Yea. I know she is definitely headed in the right direction. I'm so happy to see it too.
@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
18 Feb 08
Oh what great news, I am so happy for you, valerie...:D It looks like she is progressing very well, and I am looking forward to the video..:)
• Christiansburg, Virginia
18 Feb 08
I've got to get some of them posted on here soon. That's one reason I haven't been on here much today because I was busy getting them uploaded to youtube.
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@gandatwo (603)
• Australia
18 Feb 08
That is so fabulous to hear...sounds like she is having fun learning,and becoming quite the little independent one. Must be such a relief for you to see her progress.Think you can also give yourself a big pat on the back Valerie.
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• Christiansburg, Virginia
18 Feb 08
You can tell she's having fun doing all that. And you can tell she's proud of herself when she does all this stuff.
@gandatwo (603)
• Australia
18 Feb 08
Sounds like your dreams for Kayla are being fulfilled..great stuff!
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• Christiansburg, Virginia
18 Feb 08
They definitely are.
• United States
21 Feb 08
Glad to hear your visit was so good May I ask what is wrong with her
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• Christiansburg, Virginia
22 Feb 08
She has cerebal palsy due to complications at birth.
• United States
22 Feb 08
Sorry to hear it but she is a gift from God
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
19 Feb 08
wow so great that she is making so much progress praying that she keeps it up the more she learns the faster she will be able to come home hugs and blessing to you both
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• Christiansburg, Virginia
19 Feb 08
She's amazing me more each time I see her.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
19 Feb 08
I am so happy for you ! hugs
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• Canada
18 Feb 08
This is such exciting news!! I am so glad to hear this fabulous update! :) Now you know that you made the right decision as she is making so much progress! HUGS ~Heavens~
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• Christiansburg, Virginia
18 Feb 08
I am feeling better about it each time I see her.
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• Canada
18 Feb 08
I'm so glad to hear it! :) This certainly was good news! :) ~Heavens~
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
23 Feb 08
This sounds wonderful I am glad that she is getting help and showing improvement also. That is wonderful news. I know you are very proud of her.
• Christiansburg, Virginia
23 Feb 08
Thanks. She ia making so much progress, I'm so happy.
@littleowl (7157)
23 Feb 08
havebeen offline for a few days but am glad to hear how well kayla is doing you must be a very proud mother quite righly too littlewl
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• Christiansburg, Virginia
23 Feb 08
Yes, I am very proud.
@kate0250 (315)
• Philippines
22 Feb 08
Oh wow. I just saw some of the video clips you posted at youtube and I think she's a very special girl. And it's good that she's getting a lot of progress..! ^_^
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• Christiansburg, Virginia
22 Feb 08
Thanks. She is a sweetie. And her progress she's making is just amazing how fast she's making progress.
@subha12 (18462)
• India
19 Feb 08
Its good to know her progress. Hope she starts improving a lot. May be i hope after few days she stops wetting her diaper or her bed too. May be she will understand when to make the sign for what. lets hope the best.
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• Christiansburg, Virginia
19 Feb 08
Already she sometimes uses the sign for it, but sometimes doesn't. I know it's just something thats gonna take time.
@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
19 Feb 08
Wow, she is doing all of the in 1 1/2 weeks! That is incredible. It sounds like she is getting a lot of great one-on-one care and training. You must be so happy!
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• Christiansburg, Virginia
19 Feb 08
I am very happy, and so proud of her.
@musicman6 (2368)
• United States
19 Feb 08
I am so glad and happy for both of you, I knew that God would take care of his children, I always have faith! !
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• Christiansburg, Virginia
19 Feb 08
I knew all of that too. But as her mother I was just too close and missing her too much to think of that.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
19 Feb 08
This is just wonderful news. I am so glad that she is progressing so much in such little time. Your Kayla is a fast learner.
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• Christiansburg, Virginia
19 Feb 08
Very fast. And I'm so proud.
@icyorchid (2566)
• United States
18 Feb 08
That is fantastic!!! I am not sure of what happened to your daughter, but I am happy for you and her that she is doing well and progressing so much
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• Christiansburg, Virginia
19 Feb 08
She has cerebal palsy from complications at birth. Recently we had to make the choice to put her in a training center in a residential type setting. I'm still missing her, but the progress she is making is really making me feel better about the choice.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
18 Feb 08
I think that is so wonderful, she is coming along just fine
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• Christiansburg, Virginia
19 Feb 08
Yes, she is. And much quicker than I thought she would.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
18 Feb 08
ah more fantastic news! thank you for the update. She continues to reach new milestones and gain a little more talent at things that too many of us take for granted all too often. It is humbling to hear of her achievements.
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• Christiansburg, Virginia
19 Feb 08
I look at it as each milestone is a step closer to when she will be able to come home for good sometime.
@alamode (3073)
• United States
18 Feb 08
This is all so great! I'm excited and happy for both of you!
• Christiansburg, Virginia
19 Feb 08
It is great. I am so happy.
@elemental69 (1562)
• Ireland
18 Feb 08
It is so great that she is coming on so well!!!! There will be no stopping her now... A little taste of independance can go along way. I wish you all the best wishes for you and your daughter. :-)
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• Christiansburg, Virginia
18 Feb 08
She certainly looks like there isn't gonna be any stopping her.