It’s about time for an update! Thank you for being so patient with me. Christmas was 4 days away when we got home from Tenerife and then I spent the next two months opening up my newest adventure so we can eat this year– The Birth Education Center of San Diego. To say it’s been crazy is an understatement! So I thank you for your patience.
Finnley is doing AMAZING since we have returned from the island! Her eyesight has miraculously improved to the point of sometimes tracking objects, reaching for things that she sees and pulling things closer on occasion. She doesn’t seem to see all the time but connections were truly made. This is the first step to communication with her – and the school is trying to get her an IPAD with the communication apps on it. I have seen kids at her school use these and it’s mind blowing how well it works. We are very grateful for the eyesight improving so much.
Other things I have noticed – her constipation is a thing of the past. She would sometimes go a week without any movement and it was extremely painful. Not the case now. Her abdomen muscles are working and now move with the bowels and her comfort level is so much better. She has head control now like she’s never had and they think that is due to her seeing things that keeps her wanting to look up. She still loves her pom poms but now reaches for them with her left hand on occasion. Her therapists report that she is much more alert and happy since December and it’s like she’s a new kid.
She just got leg braces yesterday that are sporting some adorable whale artwork our local tattoo artist Rob Benavides! I will get pictures up soon! She is standing daily at school in different contraptions to build her stamina. She is now eating and swallowing a jar of food a day –which is HUGE for her. She has always had a delayed swallow and it is starting to function.
So don’t ask me how all of this happened. The only thing we did out of our routine was fundraise with some GENEROUS people, travel across the world, 12 hours by plane, then another 3 hour plane, met with some awesome German folks and swam in the Atlantic with wild Pilot Whales . So somewhere, somehow in that mix – another miracle for Finnley and our family manifested. I plan on making another pilgrimage this December to build on the results and see our Whale friends again. God Bless you all and yes – I am working on getting the pictures up!