Its much easier to look back in time after something has happened, analyze the signs and see how just how it got there, then it is to see it coming. But in Chasers case, if you add a little faith to the equation, there are times it hits you smack dab in the face of whats to come! The last week he has started to move his lips and tongue in a manner as if he is trying to talk- ok, talk might be a stretch....but its something completely different then we have seen his little mouth do since March 30th of last year.....and its Awesome!
He has had a good week. There have been a few periods in the evenings that he has been crying and a little upset- which we have chalked up to an upset stomach. He is much better today- must have been that Molly time he got at the rink during Tanners hockey game. I think he and his stomach are getting sick of the canned formula and its time to move on to the good stuff! Lisa met with a nutritionist on Wednesday and got the complete lowdown on blending real food to feed him. She was surprised at how easy it is....or at least- sounds like it is. So we went out and bought a Vitamix blender today and are gonna start tomorrow replacing one of the formula feedings with real food- Liquid Bacon here we come! We have added two PT students from the U to Chasers team. Nik and Angela will be coming twice a week each, giving him an extra 4hrs of PT a week to help him on his journey to recovery. Between -The Big Guy, these 2, Joanne (his PCA and buddy), the caring peps at Redtail Ridge Elementry School and all of you supporting him, there is no doubt he couldn't have a better team to get him to the finish line! Thank you all for your undaunting support!
With all of the support we have received, we feel compelled to pass it on- and that is why we formed the Chasers Warriors team for the Polar Plunge. We are jumping into Prior Lake on Feb 21st to raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics. My brother in law, Chad, has been doing this for some years. Two years ago, I volunteered to drive him and the rest of his team to the lake, and pick them up after. They hounded me relentlessly to join them. I remembered telling him, I'll gladly donate, but I am NEVER gonna jump! Well, obviously things have changed, and last year Lisa, I and some friends decided we would give it a shot in Chaser's honor and see if we could help these kids that have worked so hard to compete in the SO raise a little money. Not only was it not that cold, but it was one of the most rewarding things Lisa and I have ever done! This year our team is a little bigger, and if everyone that said they would join it, actually sign up we could be one of the biggest teams competing in the event. Now, this isn't my style to ask for anything, but this one has nothing to do with me. Here is a link to our team. If you can spare a few bucks to help put some smiles on the many kids that participate in the Special Olympics feel free. https://reg.plungemn.org/team/chaseswarriors
I posted a video on Chases FB page of his mouth movemedont....check it out!https://www.facebook.com/ChaseLykken
God is Good!