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Ryleigh's Mama 1 child; West Virginia 10703 posts
Apr 11th '13

I just want to thank you guys for all the prayers! Things are getting better, slowly, but surely.

PokkaDotts 2 kids; Cranbrook, British Columbia 1777 posts
Apr 11th '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" I just want to thank you guys for all the prayers! Things are getting better, slowly, but surely."


I can honestly say it makes my day when I log on here and see how well he's doing! It's amazing how I don't even know him and his story has touched my heart so much!

Ryleigh's Mama 1 child; West Virginia 10703 posts
Apr 11th '13
Quoting PokkaDotts:" I can honestly say it makes my day when I log on here and see how well he's doing! It's amazing how I don't even know him and his story has touched my heart so much! "


<3

Ryleigh's Mama 1 child; West Virginia 10703 posts
Apr 12th '13

Day 52 - Brett did well in therapy again today! The therapists had him on the tilt table. They stood him up & released the top strap so his arms were free, then had him leaning on the vibrating table with his elbows. His speech/swallowing therapist gave him some tea & coffee today as well, he did well with swallowing both! ♥ Everyday is progress in some way, tiny steps at a time!

Ryleigh's Mama 1 child; West Virginia 10703 posts
Apr 13th '13

Day 53 - Today was kind of a relax day for Brett no physical or speech/swallowing therapists were there to work with him. He was still pretty active on his own, moving aroubd his arms, legs, and head. He will have therapy again tomorrow. ♥

Ryleigh's Mama 1 child; West Virginia 10703 posts
Apr 16th '13

Day 54 - The physical therapists came to Brett's room today. They stretched him out really good, & then put him in his therapy chair. He sat in it for an hour and a half - he did well with it. He is continuing to move around alot. ♥ Once again, we thank you all for the love, support, & prayers!



Ryleigh's Mama 1 child; West Virginia 10703 posts
Apr 16th '13

Day 55 - Brett had his trach removed today & is doing very well without it. His speech/swallowing therapist spoon fed him some tickened cranberry juice & he was swallowing like he should. The physical therapists had him on his knees today with his butt resting on his feet, & then down to all fours with support. They really worked stretching his right side today!



Ryleigh's Mama 1 child; West Virginia 10703 posts
Apr 16th '13

Day 56 - In physical therapy today they stood Brett up on the vibrating table. The therapists also really stretched his legs out good. Brett was responding by pushing his legs out when they would bend them inward. His speech/swallowing therapist fed him some vanilla icecream mixed with vanilla pudding & he did really well with swallowing it. He was breathing pretty heavily earlier, the nurse gave him some tylenol and his breathing has calmed down. Praying for no more labored breathing. ♥

Ryleigh's Mama 1 child; West Virginia 10703 posts
Apr 16th '13

& This, this will make you bawl. At least it did me <3 Brett & his son napping today <3 <3 <3



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PokkaDotts 2 kids; Cranbrook, British Columbia 1777 posts
Apr 17th '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" & This, this will make you bawl. At least it did me <3 Brett & his son napping today <3 <3 <3 "


Ohh my goodness, this brought tears right to my eyes. I'm so glad that this little boy's father is such a fighter and is doing so well! So heartwarming!!

Ryleigh's Mama 1 child; West Virginia 10703 posts
Apr 27th '13

Day 57 - Brett's breathing is much better today. In therapy the therapists put him on his belly and stretched him out and then to his back and did the same. They also used the vibrating wand all over his muscles to see what muscles would respond. Overall today was kind of a easy day for him.



Ryleigh's Mama 1 child; West Virginia 10703 posts
Apr 27th '13

Day 58 - The speech/swallowing therapists fed Brett some pureed french toast with maple syrup & apple juice in between bites. He did pretty well swallowing it. In physical therapy the therapists put his casts on his legs and supported him while they stood him up. They worked on trying to get him to hold his head up while standing. They also used the vibrating board under his feet to stimulate his muscles. He had a pretty good day. ♥



Ryleigh's Mama 1 child; West Virginia 10703 posts
Apr 27th '13

Day 59 - Brett wasn't very interested in eating his pureed eggs and sausage when the speech/swallowing therapist was trying to feed him. He did very well in therapy today. The therapists put his casts on his legs and stood him up while supporting him. They also worked on strengthening his neck muscles by trying to get him to hold his head up. He was able to hold it up a few times. They also stretched out the rest of his body. His therapists are very pleased with the progress he has been making. ♥ Believing in Brett daily!



Ryleigh's Mama 1 child; West Virginia 10703 posts
Apr 27th '13

Day 60 - Brett had a good day even though there wasn't much going on. He didn't have physical or speech/swallowing therapy today. His physical therapist will be there to work with him tomorrow. Hopefully tomorrow will be a productive day with therapy. ♥



Ryleigh's Mama 1 child; West Virginia 10703 posts
Apr 27th '13

Day 61 - Brett had a good day. The therapist worked with him in his room today. She stretched him out & was going to put him on his therapy chair but he has been moving his hips around a lot. Movement is good though! ♥