Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rough day at therapy

Yesterday at therapy, Jim and Ms. Bonnie got started before I got there.  So apparently Joe Rudy got kicked in the side a couple of weeks ago and is tender on his side which is why he nudged me forward that day.  Well, yesterday the way Ms. Bonnie was holding Wyatt with her arm in RU-RU's flank aggravated that area and he NUDGED again with Wyatt on him.  I think it scared Jim and Ms. Bonnie more than Wyatt and they both grabbed at him really quick and scared him bad!  So we had to start using another horse until Joe Rudy heals.  Wyatt was more upset by not being on him more than anything.  So hopefully we will have better days once we are back to our routine, but until then, we will push on!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Big Boy!

Ok, so we went to therapy Saturday and the weather outside was great! Ms. Bonnie said, "Let's see something".  She then put Wyatt on the horse all BY HIMSELF!  He reached down to get monkey and away he went! Never batted his eyes once! He loved it and made the whole 15 minute session alone. I was so surprised and proud.  He is FEARLESS! Also I should mention that his love of school buses is becoming an obsession! Had to wait at home this morning until the school bus came to get the neighbor's kids!

Friday, September 24, 2010



Goats, Goats, Goats

So last night Wyatt had therapy again.  It is funny how his familiarity with the barn has happened so quickly. Like, he knows before he leaves the barn every night, he will be able to gaze at the moon.  He also knows that he will get to see Bandit, the goat.  He LOVES the goat and Ms. Bonnie had a treat for him last night.  After a great riding session with all there watching, Ms. Bonnie came out into the barn with the goat and some chips.  Wyatt got to feed the goat by himself.  He was in heaven! So was I, watching him, his face light up and respond so well to that goat, made my day!  So another great night at the barn!  Leaving out Wyatt found the moon once again.   He stares at that moon like he could just grab it out of the sky.  I want for Wyatt to know he can, he can reach up into the sky and make his dreams happen.  Nothing is out of reach for him, if we just want it and have faith that God will continue to provide for us like he has so many times before. So son, you keep finding that moon and reach for it! Mommy will be here to help you reach it every step of the way! The Barn of Dreams!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Day 6 of therapy

Ok so last night at therapy, Wyatt got mad because I got on Joe Rudy first! Threw a fit, screaming ride, ride, ride! So I guess that is a pretty good indicator that he is hooked! We are so happy.  After therapy before he got off Joe Rudy, I got him to do some exercises with his legs, like squeezing them in and lifting up.  He did it! It was hard work to do it but he did! I think we are on to something!  Today is a huge day for him, he will get fitted for new braces! Yah! We needed this for a long time and he has regular therapy today.  Hopefully they will fit him for his stander! BIG day!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

So Sweet!

Last night Wyatt kept holding Jim's cellphone saying RU-RU, RU-RU! That is his therapy horse.  We finally realized he wanted to see a picture of him, so Jim opened up his pictures and showed him the picture I posted yesterday.  He grabbed the phone, hugged it, kissed it and said AWE, RU-RU! How sweet! He is my sweet little man that loves BIG!

Monday, September 20, 2010


I am so excited! We finally got Wyatt's orders for his new AFO's and a stander signed by his orthopedic surgeon! So happy! I can not wait for him to become more mobile. Did I really just say that?!! HA


How pathetic I am! Ha I've had this blog for months and I NEVER post! Life has just taken me down roads that has taken our time so I have been terrible to keep up with this. At the great suggestion of my sister, I am going to give this blog thing another try! Wyatt officially started horse therapy on September 9th, 2010. Funny day because not only is it mine and Jim's 10 year wedding anniversary BUT it was the day 2 years ago that we found out for sure that our precious child would be born with spina bifida. So I am going to catch up for the past two weeks of therapy. Day one- AWEFUL! He rode only 2 minutes and hated every minute of it! Day 2 was Saturday September 11th, he rode for about 10 minutes and he did not scream the whole time. Day 3 was September 14th, he rode for 20 minutes!!! Loved every minute of it and LOVES the barn AND Ms. Bonnie! Doesn't want me when we are there, he wants her, ONLY! September 16th marked day 4 and it was so hot in the barn that we went outside for therapy. He didn't like it outside as much as in the barn but we made it 15 minutes, which was our goal. It took a lot of attention diversion. He LOVES the moon and where that barn is, there is a direct view for him. He loves it so much when we drive up to the barn he starts screaming MOON! September 18th marked the 5th day. Joe Rudy(the horse) decided I was a little too far back on him and he gave me a LOVE nudge forward! HA HA It kind of scared me and I was scared that Wyatt would not get on but he got right on and away we went! 18 minutes we lasted and he loved every minute! Bonnie asked if we could tell anything. I am very sceptical and didn't think anything would happen, much less this soon, but Saturday Wyatt was on his wagon and picked himself up with his arms and pushed himself into a seat with his legs. He has NEVER done that! He also used his legs to rock himself in a little rocking chair. Like I said, it is so soon but he really has never done those things. We are so excited and look forward to riding each day with an anticipation of what is to come that day, that week, this year. Life is full and we enjoy it to the fullest!