Thursday, November 1, 2007

Impossible things made possible

"There is no use trying," said Alice; "one can't believe impossible things."

"I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

**Lewis Carroll**

Some of the things that have, at times, felt impossible over the course of the last few months, have become a reality the last week and a half:

1: Owen's EEG is normal. This is a big deal. For many children who experienced the type of trauma that Owen did, this can take months or even years.

2: Yesterday, Barb, Owen's Physical Therapist was here (in the photo below) and said she's seen positive changes in Owen each week. He had a great day yesterday - from his PT appointment to hanging out at the clubhouse for the Halloween gathering (I've included a photo below of Owen in his bear costume - the photographing was the one unhappy moment last night).

I saved the best two for last...

3: Owen gained EIGHT OUNCES in the last week!!!!!!!!!!!

4: Lastly... Owen, much to our amazement, rolled over THREE times this morning! This was unaided and from a full prone position with arms outstretched, to laying on his back. He was then totally relaxed on his back which has NEVER happened. The proof's in the top photos!

Thank you all for your love, prayers and good wishes these last several weeks. I believe they are, in part, what has made these last few days a reality for Owen. Knowing that all of you are out there, sending positive energy to Owen, helps ALL of us remember to believe during those times when things start to feel impossible.

Xo, S/K/O


Shannon said...

What wonderful news!

Owen will have to teach Elise how to roll. She is quite lazy on her tummy and will only get up on her side.

I'm so glad to hear of his wonderful accomplishments. he truly is an amazing little guy!

Kathryn said...

Wow! I am so proud of our nephew!
Those moments where they do something for the very first time are so special. Nothing makes me happier than to hear that Owen is making such great progress. He's looking so much older already- I can't wait to see him in person soon!
lots and lots of love from Aunt Kath

Jennifer said...

I am so happy to hear all of the great news! Way to go, all of you! Megan and I are really looking forward to seeing him (and his parents) again soon! Love all the pictures...
xo, Jen

karengberger said...

Your news made our day brighter. YOU GO, OWEN! I love the photo of him on his back. Wow. That is amazing progress. The look between him and his phys. therapist says it all: mutual admiration society! Owen has a great support group around him. I can tell that you know how blessed you all are to have each other. Thanks for sharing the joy with us.
The Gerstenbergers

michael said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
michael said...

The Halloween picture is great, he has perfected the face. The news is even better, Love you all!!! Mike

Barbara said...

I'm honored to be on this list and to have you share Owen's progress with my world. Children are the future of the world, if only because they have the power of their parents behind them. And you certainly are providing him (and, vicariously, me!) with the power to change the world. You go, S/K/O!

Tiff said...

Wow! I was so happy to click on the blog and see our sweet little Owen's picture and this wonderful news. Hugs and kisses all around. We love you guys!
~Tiff, Jamie and Evan

shirley nelsen said...

Hi Kelsey and Stacy, I have been trying for MONTHS
(3 of them) to post comments. I am not sure I am doing it yet. Owen is marvelous! My experience is that the most compelling and passionate love I have ever with my children. As the grandma of three special needs children, I sure can relate to your thoughts about extinguishing "what's wrong, we need to know," loving that amazing, strong little boy with an extended fan club of love. Now I will see if you receive this. shirley nelsen