Zane battled nausea and vomiting all day yesterday. They took him in for xrays of his abdomen just to rule out any kind of blockage. His doctor took him off some unnecessary supplements and medications in case any of them could be affecting his stomach. Your prayers for his stomach would be very much appreciated. He REALLY needs to be eating and taking in enough fluids as it's essential to the healing process. He's lost a little over 20 pounds since the accident, and would like nothing more than to pack the calories back in.
Now that I told you about our area of concern, I have tell you about the exciting stuff. Zane had some INTENSE occupational therapy yesterday. His OT is tough, but it's good for him. She made him put his own socks and sneakers on. It was a real struggle for him because he pretty much had to do it with his left hand only. The right hand can't grip anything yet, so he can only really use it for support. It took a while, but he managed to get both feet dressed on his own. He can't tie his shoelaces yet, but this was a huge accomplishment for him! During the rest of his therapy, the OT stretched his armpits and shoulders VERY aggressively. He was in a pretty serious amount of pain while it was happening, but after he felt much more loose and stretched.
Last night Zane and I were hanging out in his room and his supper came so he sat on the side of his bed and I put his bedside table in front of him and told him to see if he could do it himself. He reached up, grabbed a fork, stabbed a piece of meat, and put it in his mouth, just like it was completely normal. Cue me freaking out and grabbing the camera. :) He told me to get his nurse so she came in and he showed her. She did a little happy dance with me. This was the first time he had used normal silverware and fed himself. Prior to last night, he had only used a long, modified spoon and gotten 2 bites in his mouth. Another HUGE accomplishment.
After eating a little bit, he got back in bed and figured he'd keep on going. He reached up with his left hand and touched his face on his own for the first time!! This is sooo amazing. Just the day before he was still about 6 inches away from being able to touch his face. We KNOW that this was a miracle directly from God. There is no other explanation. We are so incredibly thankful. Our God never fails us. Zane and I have been praying every night together and claiming healing for his arms and hands. We hadn't seen any significant improvement for a while, but never once doubted that God would heal him. Each night we just believed together and prayed even harder for healing. We never thought it would come so quickly and suddenly, and are SO taken back by this miracle.