Monday, June 22, 2009
30 seconds.....that's how long Isaac can sit up independently before he flops over.
He should be running, jumping, playing in sandboxes and doing all the fun things little boys do at his age, but he can't. I know it doesn't bother him at all, but sometimes I dwell on this and I go into this little pity party. I can't help but feel guilty as a Mom even though I've done the best I can with what I've got.
Isaac's neurologist told us last year that if he wasn't sitting up by the age of 2 years old that he most likely wouldn't walk. I really didn't like that comment. People telling us a probability without knowing for sure what the outcome will be really stinks, but I have heard them all......from not surviving infancy to not recognizing us, both of which have been proven wrong. When someone asks me if he will ever walk my answer usually is "Most likely not, but I'm not ready to give up hope."
Isaac may not run or jump, but he has come a long way since birth. If you can imagine, he spent a total of 7 months in the hospital his first year of life (4 months in the NICU and about 3 months in peds).The first year was spent just surviving and fighting many respiratory infections. It wasn't until his 2nd year of life that he started smiling, laughing and imitating people. Then by the middle of his 2nd year, he started waving and signing Mama and understanding commands with repetition. These were huge milestones for him and for us! Now we're starting to see that even though he isn't mobile, there actually is more going on in that little head of his than we realize. What will the outcome be? We don't know, but if he starts sitting up longer than 30 seconds...that will be a big milestone too!