Ask and You Shall Receive

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tonight, I asked Bobby a direct question and he gave me an appropriate answer. 
"Bobby, what do you want to drink?"
"Chocolate milk."

Earlier this evening, he asked for something and, when given options, he chose the one he wanted.
"Juice?"
"What kind of juice do you want?"
"Orange."

Yesterday, morning, I asked him a question with choices and he selected something I hadn't given as a choice but that he knew we had.
"Bobby, what do you want to drink with breakfast: apple cider, orange juice, or cranberry juice."
"Milk."

It's a new world.

Tonight actually brought tears to my eyes.  I'm so used to asking him a question, getting silence, and then giving him what I think he wants (or, at times, the choice I already have in my hand for Maya).  To have him take in the question I was asking, process it, and respond in real time... Well, it seems like a rainbow just planted a pot of gold at my front door.

I realize that he may not always do this, but for right now, I'm just so happy.  And so thankful.

5 comments:

Trennia Hedges said...

That is such wonderful news! Way to go, Bobby!!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am so thrilled to hear that.

aryanhwy said...

That is so wonderful to read. Like you said, you may not know long it will last, but you can enjoy it while it does. My 3.5 year old nephew has epilepsy caused by a rare genetic mutation, and he is still for the most part non-verbal and has trouble with gross motor control. The other day my sister wrote that due to changes in medicine, his balance has improved enough that he was able to walk down the stairs unassisted, for the very first time. Even if he can't continue to do this, it's amazing he could even do it once.

sonja said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!

Ms. J said...

That's huge, I get it.

I know there are a lot of changes in his life (preschool, therapy, new diet)...how do you think these factors are contributing to these big steps forward?