June 3 is the fifteenth anniversary of Ross's terrible injuries when he was hit by a car. He continues to make wonderful progress. His walking is better, although he needs much assistance from his caregivers. He continues to make wonderful constructions with Legos. His skill with puzzles is remarkable. He is able to put puzzles together by both the colors and shapes.
The biggest improvement is his ability to understand what we say to him. A recent example happened a few weeks ago when it was very warm. Ross was wearing a long
sleeved shirt. I said, "Ross, you look hot. Do you want to change into a short sleeve shirt?" He immediately leaned forward and held his arms up to help me remove his shirt.
Recently, we went to see the neurologist. Ross sat next to her, quietly listening to our conversation. I remembered how agitated he had been at our first meeting five years ago.
We had a recent visit from Jeremiah, one of Ross's first caregivers who was with us for about twelve years until he moved. Ross clearly remembered Jeremiah and listened intently to his friend.
Ross likes to play kickball with me while seated in his chair. He uses only his right foot and his eye-foot coordination is better than mine. We have a good time.
We are so blessed to have Ross at home where we are able to fit his care to his needs. Thank you for your love and prayers.
Ross's Proud Mother