The perseverance of those close to him has paid off.
At 20 months, we had a roller – a non-stop roller, who had to be held after each meal to make sure at least some of it stayed down and didn’t completely ruin the carpet! I hoped and longed for this day, but prepared myself that it might not have happened.
And then one day, he stayed on his tummy, but every time I looked down at him, he was in a different place on the mat – he was moving! At 21 months, we had a mover! I was so excited, that I went and grabbed his sleeping sister, just to share the happiness of the moment!
Seeing him move, albeit very slowly, had me overcome with emotions that are hard to describe. He may not be crawling and he may constantly hit his head on the couch, but we have a mover – something so many CP families don’t get. He is never in the same spot now and we have to watch his sister to make sure he doesn’t reach her!
Dexter’s future is still unknown – we don’t know if he will crawl or walk – we don’t know if he will need equipment and modifications to do any of these – and we don’t know if he will be wheelchair bound.
But we do know that we have a determined little man and we are so thankful for that.
(Mum wrote this for me.)