Today Rachael and I was sharing a bag of Chex Mix while sitting with Ada. Rachael has been coming every Thursday to play with Ada. I gave her a piece of small round pretzel, she took it from my hand and put it in her mouth. I was relieved that the pretzel did not make it into her mouth. Rachael quickly told me not to freak out because I was about to get panic. I dug into the bag and gave her a piece of Chex cereal, she took it and put it in her mouth and chewed.
Ok, Ok, it is not like she will start eating right away. She only took a piece if cereal, but it was a good start. At least she still have the concept of putting food in her mouth and chew and swallow. Incredible, isn't it?
She also walks around the house 5-6 laps in the morning and 5-6 laps in the evening everyday.
We also went to Crossroad rehab center for an Augmentative Communication Evaluation. Since there is a clear indication (in my opinion) that she is ready and willing to communicate with us. We will get a simple device that Ada can work with and they teach me a few things I can work with Ada. So far everyone agree that she does not take a command. LOL Nothing new, we've already known that.
It had been a year and I think Ada had made slowly but steady progress. Everyday is a new day and I can guarantee that she will do something that make me smile. Thanks for all the kind words and support that I get from friends around the world. I no longer cry myself to sleep because now I know that tomorrow a small miracle will happen and Ada's smile will warm my heart and I will have a chance give her hugs and kisses and tell her how much I love her.