It is hard to believe in seeing these pictures and witnessing several positive changes in development since our grim diagnosis 10+ years ago. Doctors and specialists all told us that Nathan would never walk, and some even told us that he belonged in an institution for the sake of the family! I am here to tell you that with prayers and love from family and friends it is possible to help your child or loved one live a life that is better than the initial prognosis.
We do daily exercises with Nathan which has seen a positive developmental change! As a young baby where most little boys loved to explore the outdoors and feel the grass beneath their feet, Nathan did not like these things. Anything new and foreign to him was met with crying and stiff limbs.
Some exercises we do in the morning:
*bike riding on stationary bike (this helps with using his feet muscles and building leg strength
*lifting weights on exercise ball (this helps with his balance)
*riding his scooter
*doing step work (this helps with his coordination skills
Of course, we can’t forget the important stretching of muscles! 🙂
All praise and glory goes to the Father for helping our son gain more mobility and muscle strength than was originally predicted!!!