Update on Caleb: Hey everyone, I thought I would take some time and update you all on Caleb and some of the recent things that have been happening. We have some exciting news! Caleb had his vision evaluation recently and the news we got was shocking. The doctor told us that they believed that Caleb had regained just about all of his vision and that they were ready to give him a period away from vision therapy to see if he needed vision services any longer. So the plan is, we will do vision therapy with him for 2 more weeks, and then after that we will not do ANY vision therapy with him for 3 months. At the end of 3 months they will evaluate him again. If there have been no negative changes, then Caleb will officially be done with vision therapy!
2 1/2 years ago I began writing a book about the events that surrounded our son, Caleb’s accident at Fall Creek Falls. I wrote about everything, our lives before, the accident, how God began speaking to us through the journey and the pain, and how He began healing us and giving us hope for a new life together.
First I want to say I am sorry it has been so long since we have updated. Life seems to be moving at a breakneck speed these days. I wanted to take a moment share with you some of the things that have been going on in our family recently. First Caleb.
Hey everyone. I wanted to take some time tonight to write and update everyone on how things are going with Caleb and the rest of the family. I pray that this note finds all of you well. I am amazed at how far Caleb has come in the last 2 years. Hard to believe our little Caleb is now 4 years old! Some of you may remember one of the most recent prayer requests that we’ve had for him (a prayer request that we have kept going for over a year now) has revolved around Caleb’s speech and cognitive abilities. For the longest it seemed Caleb was only able to string together about 2 and 3 words at a time. Every now and then he would be able to say maybe a 4 word sentence, but that was about it. And as far as his cognitive abilities were concerned, I will never forget sitting with Metro Schools after they evaluated him and them saying that Caleb registered the lowest on the scale for mental capabilities. They told us then that we had about 3 good years to get his scores up or he would be deemed “mentally challenged,” as far as scoring was concerned, which of course would affect his future education possibilities. That was a year ago.
It’s hard to believe that it has been since October since I have really given an update on Caleb. Now writing after these many weeks I feel as though I have missed speaking to a member of my family, as that has what the entire 9,000 or so members of Caleb’s Facebook pages have become for us.