Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Applaud for Eli!

Elijah loves to clap when someone claps with him. He was a bit leery to clap when his arm was in the cast, but he picked up the habit again right before our last trip to Shreveport. Now that the cast is gone, he is once again an enthusiastic clapper. But he's a bit confused about why his hands don't face each other like they did. Tonight, he stopped clapping and stared at his newly straightened wrist (encased in a plastic brace), just stared, as if to say, "What's the deal here, people?" Then he shrugged, and started clapping again.

As you know, the plan is to straighten out his other wrist in early December, to make him a more capable clapper. You have GOT to see this new hand. His fingers are pointed the correct direction, and they're already gripping objects with more success. He's not really feeling any pain at all, as long as we're careful. Even the extension in his elbow has been maintained. It's all very exciting. I'll have to post a picture or two soon.

Thanks to everyone.
Dave

4 comments:

Emily said...

I am applauding little Elijah right now! Also...applauding his parents for their constant attention to keeping everyone updated!

Anonymous said...

I'm anxious to see the pictures of his arm. Thank God for procedures to help this little guy. He is worthy of the best!

mhh

Angela Stevens said...

This is all very awesome and amazing! God is go great!

Angela Stevens

Anonymous said...

Wow...I just read Eli's story at Tulsaworld.com and I am truly amazed! Eli is a gift to your family. God is so good to give us exactly what we need and not more than we can handle. Jer. 29:11