Saturday, March 14, 2009

Butterflies

Dakin loves butterflies (especially purple ones). He and his night nurse frequently discuss them, and she has evidently showed him how they fly. So the other night I asked him if he would flap his wings like a butterfly, and he did so! He has made this movement quite a bit lately, and we're pretty happy about it because he seems to be moving his right arm a lot more than he has been the last 6 months or so--this last summer he pretty much quit using it. We're hoping he's coming out of that. He doesn't really have too much strength in his hands, though, so that's why he's letting them hang.

Oh, and sorry about the background noise--night nurse was vaccuuming Dakin's room. I didn't think the noise would show up!!

8 comments:

Victoria Strong said...

This is so adorable! Tell Dakin that Gwendolyn loves butterflies, too -- especially purple ones. They are soul mates :)

Junior said...

way to go Dakin, you make a very cute butterfly. We love butterflies around here to and in fact have a whole bunch for when we do Junior's spring tree.

MJMILLS said...

WEll now I know how to pronounce his name after hearing the video! I love it! I have a secret "thing" with butterflies myself! After a very intense procedure I had in the ICU, i had to go somewhere for some therapy. I had an incounter with a butterfly that will never leave me! Thanks for sharing!

Libby said...

Thats the cutest thing! awwww =]

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

How adorable is HE? That's awesome!

BabinBlogger said...

Devon, you and Dakin are an inspiration to me. You are so creative in your approach to helping him achieve milestones and I bet he loves the enthusiasm that you engender in him. Way to go! You are so brave!

Mandy said...

That is so fun!! He is a beautiful butterfly! You are amazing how you come up with all these ideas and ways to get him to do things!! You are great and he is so cute!! Way to go Dakin!

Greek Goddess said...

That is so cute. My little boy just said hi to a butterfly a couple of days ago in our front yard!