Monday, January 14, 2008

Sign Language

Yesterday morning at church we were sitting in the pew waiting for the service to begin when Jeremy, a ten year old boy with down syndrome, came over to give Payton a hug. After their big hug, Jeremy signed "I love you". Payton signed it back. Not one word was spoken by them but it was so touching.

The weekend was a tough one for Payton. After the appointment with the geneticist Payton had repeated accidents (which is very unusual for her). It was obvious she wasn't herself. I felt like I was starting potty training all over again...just having her run around in a t-shirt so we could try to make it to the restroom. A couple of times she would even just stand and go to the bathroom in the floor. Yesterday she seemed to be back on track though and we went without a diaper all day. But, the four days she was having trouble made me thankful she was potty trained. I take her and Koen to the doctor this afternoon...Koen to have his ears checked and make sure the infection is healed up this time and to also have his lungs listened to. I imagine he just needs some breathing treatments but he's awful congested. Payton has a nasty cough that I'm thinking might need some antibiotics to get rid of. So - hopefully by the end of tomorrow evening they'll be feeling back to themselves. Gotta love this time of year!


Katie said...

Awww signing 'i love you', that is so beautiful :)
I hope Koen's ears are better and the doctor can give Payton something for the cough.
I have found that when ever Jai has an upsetting routine change or something happens the potty training is the first thing to go, he usually gets back into it within a day or so.

Laura said...

How sweet that must have been to watch!

I hope everyone is feeling better soon!

Heather said...

That is so sweet!!!! I would have been bawling my eyes out.
Hope everyone is feeling better today.

Julie said...

How sweet. Hope everyone is better soon.

Michelle, Tim, Aidan & Ari said...

IT seems to me that all our special kids recognize and honor the light (which shines a bit brighter in them I swear) in one another. What a beautiful moment.