Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Crossing the Great Divide

One of Brayden's brain abnormalities is Agnesis of the Corpus Callosum, ACC. The Corpus Callosum is the matter between the two halves of the brain, the communication between the sides. Brayden has no Corpus Callosum, notta, nothing; in addition to all of his other brain abnormalities. His body operates on two sides, not making contact with the other side, bringing things to mid-line does happen without assistance or sometimes not even tolerating us putting his hands together or legs together.

Usually Brayden's arms and hands are by his side. Just this past weekend, I noticed his little hand stroking his other arm...amazing. His eyes were big, like he was surprised to find he had two arms. He sat quietly and did this for several minutes. Since then he has done a little bit each day and each time it seems like he is discovering something new.
Oh and this picture is from the pool, when he lasted 45 minutes in the pool and even kicked his legs in the water.


nate and liz said...

Praise the Lord! How wonderful!

Shannon said...

Your words and this photo brought crocodile tears to my eyes!! I am celebrating with you. It's the little things. :)

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

That is so amazing! Watching kids discover something new is absolutely incredible!

Michelle said...

Praise God.