Thursday, May 20, 2010

Update on Liv's Clinic Visit

Tuesday's clinic visit went really well. We saw all three specialists and they are all really happy with Liv's progress.
We do not have to go back until next June : ) Alleluia!!

It seems Liv's only issues right now are in reading and spelling. The neuropsychologist wants to make sure that accommodations are put into place for next year to support her in those two areas, as well as in writing (because of the spelling). He said that there was very little we could "do" to improve her fluency in reading because it was related to her brain injury/surgery. She spells phonetically, which he said is good and that hopefully she will be able to "see" how the word is spelled correctly in her head and get it on paper as time goes on. He wants to do formal testing again this time next year.

We are so thankful that Liv is our girl. She is an amazingly beautiful, compassionate, kind-hearted girl. Just this week at the clinic, I met two families I hadn't met before. Both of their daughters have the exact same kind of tumor Liv had. Notice the have and had......these two girls still have their tumors because their tumors are wrapped around the brain stem making that part of their tumors inoperable. Throughout these ups and downs, our lives have been blessed in so many ways, some I'm sure we will never fully realize until we are in heaven.

Before you go to bed tonight, remember to thank God for your blessings!
In Him,
The Tates

"The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore."
Psalm 121:8

1 comment:

  1. Amen to counting our blessings! So happy to hear such wonderful news regarding sweet Liv's visit! Hope yall have a great weekend and feel the prayers we're sending your way! love love!