After another visit I am SOOOO happy
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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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
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.
• 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.