He said a whole sentance!

Well, I've always hoped that dispite Jake's physical limitations with his cerebral palsy, that he wouldn't have any metal issues.
Even though his neonatal consultant said I should expect Jake to have learning difficlties, I've always strived to read to him, point things out, explain everything even though he might not understand what i was saying, I was going to do my best to make sure he would be the best he could be.

And it's difficult with CP because his speech may be impaired anyway, and it may just be that he doesn't WANT to talk to me, haha!

I'm a full time working mum so I don't really see him very much during the week so it can be hard to judge how well he is doing. I have to rely on other people to tell me what he has been up to.

But, the other weekend, there I am.... relaxing in bed... past 7am (Heaven!!!)... My husband brings in Jake to see me, and Jake says to me....

"Out of bed mama..."

. . . . . . OH MY GOD! Both mine and my husbands jaws dropped to the floor!

A whole sentance! I'm sooo proud! Hopefully this is a sign of things to come and that he won't be too cognitively delayed. :)

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Wonderful! No wonder you're proud of him...

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That's fantastic news!

Way to go, Jake!

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That is too cool! From reading your profile, you mention PVL. Just wanted to let you know that in the little bit of research I did on that for a discussion here once, it looks like children are much more likely to have CP with PVL (almost all do) than cognitive disabilities. If he's talking like that at 1 1/2 adjusted, it sounds like he's doing GREAT!!

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That's terrific! Good work Mama! and great work, Jake!

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That's great! That sentence sounds sweeter coming from him doesn't it?! what good incentive to get your day started!!

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Awesome! My daughter Kyla ag 7.5 years olds recently said "I love you" to me after her Lokomat therapy and answered a question that the doctor asked her too. Her speech is coming in from the Lokomat! I'm so excited! This was about a month ago and i have not heard more sentences again but she was using the Lokomat every day! We started using it like 2 or 3 times this past month. I wonder if the frequency helped her she was getting read to alot by a nanny we had who is not with us anymore- I just have to read more books to her. Lisa

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So Happy for everyone especially your little Sweet Heart!

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That's great! Now that he said a sentence he will probably be talking lots more! How wonderful for you!

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I am so happy for you. My son has SPD and I can't imagine life with CP. But I can understand the victories through the difficulties.
I rejoice with you. Keep up the positive attitude and hard work. You are your childs only hope.

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My daughter has both CP and PVL, and we aren't sure what other diagnoses might be in there. Mostly because she is cognitively delayed, but almost seems normal otherwise - she is triplegic, but still can walk and her body just looks normal. All the research I have done indicates that the CP doesn't dictate anything cognitively, but something has affected hers. However, she speaks in complete sentences, and your hard work with your son just paid off in a big way. I can just imagine the celebration that went on in your bedroom! Congratulations mom, and Jake, and may this be the beginning of many conversations with your son!

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