Sunday, July 17, 2011

Milestone or Achievement

The other night Ammon and I went for a drive. We ended up stopping by to see one of his school aides, Kathy Kelsey and her husband Ken.  Kathy and Ammon both seemed to be very happy to see each other. The Kelsey's live in Benjamin and know Stephen and Julie and their family very well.  They have a daughter that has Spina Bifida as well so Kathy understands Ammons needs very well.

Ammon asked us yesterday if milestone and achievement were the same thing. We discussed it for a while. No matter whether they are different or not, he just achieved a milestone in his life. He is now feeding himself through his g-tube.  I taught him how to carefully pour the milk and he did it without a single spill the first time.  It was shocking to see how carefully but quickly he could do it. I found myself wondering why we've been waiting for so long to try this. I decided to put his milk in a small measuring cup rather than the large picther Jim and I use so that Ammon could handle it better.  He is so proud of himself!  He has fed himself every single time but once which was early this morning while he was still pretty much asleep.
This afternoon he even figured out how to get the g-tube unhooked which is no small task.  He clips it shut and does the whole thing.  What a milestone in his life!
What an achievement.  This is a pretty awesome event in his life and ours.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

I'm so happy to hear this Ammon. This is definitely a milestone!

Kaitlin said...

Ammon, I am so proud of you little bud! I love you so much! We should have figured this out years ago. It would have been very nice. Now to just cath yourself.... hahaha <3 you!

LanceandNance said...

Way to go dude! Keep it up!

Mike and Adrianne said...

Wow Ammon! You are amazing.

Tana said...

That is awesome Ammon! Keep it up!

chelsey said...

That's wonderful! There's a bit of freedom in that, huh! Congrats on the milestone (and accomplishment)!

Alyssa said...

Thats awesome!