Wednesday, December 22, 2010

        Do you believe in miracles?  I do.  Who knew that within months Skyler could go from this.......



To this......


Skyler rode a bike today!  It was truly miraculous.  The physical therapist brought the bike up to him so he could get used to the idea and then maybe in the future when he got a little stronger he would want to ride it, but he told her that he wanted to ride it right then.  We were all surprised.  I thought that we would set him on the bike and then he would kind of freak out and want to get back into bed.  But no, he started pedaling and wanted to go out into the halls to do it.  So we took him out into the halls and he rode a bike.  It was pretty darn cool.  He got pretty tired about halfway down the hall so we finished off our adventure in the halls with me holding him.  That was the first time in months that I was able to hold him like that.  I got a flash back of us at home with me holding him like that and I started bawling, so there I was walking down the halls crying.  He couldnt see because his head was turned the other way, thank goodness.  I didnt want him to think I was sad.  The coolest thing was that the only thing he was attached too was his oxygen tank, so it really did feel normal.  I just received the BEST Christmas present today, and for that I am thankful.  Here are some more pics of our little adventure.  FYI I look a mess so just focus on the handsome little guy on the bike :)

(My dad is going to love this picture)






32 comments:

Jodie said...

I believe in miracles! I am so happy for you! He has such a beautiful smile! I am sure you are so excited to see that! What a great Christmas present! Have a Merry Christmas!

tenacious d said...

Yes, I do believe in miracles. This is so terrific, Crystal!

JACK's house said...

I believe in miracles...and I think you look great ;)

dailydaph said...

Wonderful, fabulous, marvelous, splendiferous, etc., etc!!!

Rick, Jayne & Riley said...

that brought me to tears... i am so happy for you!! i love reading your blog, I check it everyday! miracles happen everyday and Skyler truly is one! Have a merry Christmas!

N Gines said...

So beautiful! I told myself I wasn't going to bawl but so much for that. They are tears of joy. The progress he's made is so wonderful. Gosh I'm crying just typing this. Great job Skyler!! Merry Christmas to the both of you. You both have touched my heart in many ways.

Kristy Rogers said...

That is amazing! I started to cry reading this! I am so glad he is getting better each day! Prayers work and miracles happen!

Casey and Diana said...

This is so beautiful. I've been following your little Skyler's journey and what an inspiration you two are. SO grateful for you for sharing it with us! I check your blog daily :) I'll be honest, I share his story daily with people and what inspiration you and your boy are to me. What a special moment that you got to hold your little guy!!! I started bawling when I saw that picture!! Miracles do happen :) I hope you guys have great Christmas!!

Does anyone know if I want to send him a gift, how I could get it to him? where do I mail it to exactly?

cheerfulchick said...

crystal that is sooo great!

hembrookadelman said...

What a beautiful moment for you and your son. I am so happy for both of you. I check daily on Skyler and have not gone a day without sending a special prayer for him. Everyone at work now knows Skyler and we are all rooting for him. What a wonderful Christmas present this is. Keep fighting the fight Skyler, we are all behind you!!! Is there a way to find an address for the hospital to send Skyler a card?

AmberLee said...

I do believe in miracles these pictures brought tears to my eyes. Skyler is such an amazing little boy. His determination and strength has taught me so much. I am so happy for you, I would agree the most expensive gift in the world doesn't even come close to seeing this sweet little boy beat all the odds!
Merry Christmas to you both!!!

Anonymous said...

Can I get a WOOT WOOT!!! ya !! so so proud of skyler!! Thank you so much for sharing this with everyone, and allowing us to see what a miracle looks like!!

Zach's mom

Amy said...

He's looking better everyday! I am a big believer in Miracles:) Keep it up Skyler!

Bellblogging said...

Go Skyler Go!!!!!

The Beckstrands said...

Yeah!!!! Love miracles, and You really need one. Keeping you in our prayers.

Jodi Mortensen said...

Tears... and more tears. SO nice to see him looking so good, and riding a bike??!! Wow!! Big smile!
Merry Christmas Crystal & Skyler!

Love, Carson & Jodi

Briana said...

Wow!!! What a wonderful moment! He looks SO great!! Yes, we do believe in miracles - and watching Skyler's recovery certainly has been one! I'm so glad all of these wonderful things are happening just in time for Christmas! Thanks for sharing it all!

Merry Christmas!!

Kim Shepherd said...

This post makes me so happy I started to cry. We are still praying for you two every single day.

Amanda said...

I believe in Miracles and I believe in the power of pray.

Amanda said...

ps,

I hope you don't mind, but I shared your blog update on mine today. We are so happy for you!
www.bradyandamanda.blogspot.com

love, amanda, brady, MILLIE, austin

Chelsea said...

AMAZING!!!! I SO SO SO believe in miracles!! Once again Skylers strength has brought me to tears. You are both amazing and I'm so happy he is doing so well just in time for Christmas. I couldn't ask for anything better! Love you guys! XOXOX

Cyndy said...

Keep up the good work Syler! You are amazing!

nsudburyfam said...

Awesome! This just made my day. Merry Christmas!!

p.s. you do not look like a mess! that is a great picture of you two - i love his arm around you.
2nd p.s. i love how your dad is always there supporting you - that is really neat. what a special bond he and skyler will have as skyler grows up!

Merry Christmas!

Amy Stewart said...

YAHOO!!!! way to go skyler!! Im so happy for you cry..Love you and hope you guys have a merry christmas

Nikki said...

Made me cry!!! That is absolutely amazing. What a blessing!!
And you always look gorgeous. Don't act like you don't know it. ;D

Eisha said...

merry christmas--how wonderful!! Eisha (the one from Sydney Au)

Anonymous said...

The hospitals address is:

100 Mario Capecchi Dr.
Salt Lake City, Ut 84113

lea said...

It was SO nice to meet you today! You are seriously an inspiration to me! I SO believe in miracle, and Skyler is a miracle all by himself. Im in tears...love the pic of him and your dad, and the one of him with his arm around you. Im so glad you have such a supportive family, and arent completely alone....what a blessing!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

PS- the pharmacy messed up one of our prescriptions so I have to come back up monday and would love to meet your little guy....maybe we'll see you then if I can get a sitter for my kids. :)

Anonymous said...

A Christmas Gift truely sent from Heaven above! Crystal you are such an amazing person. Your face is glowing in every picture as you have never lost hope. Sky is so lucky to have such a wonderful mommy and the best angel any little boy could ask for! MERRY CHRISTMAS LITTLE GUY IT'S ALL UP HILL FROM HERE!!!

Diane said...

We are so very happy for you. What an amazing blessing.

johnjillhuz said...

So special. Just so special.

lindsay Roscoe said...

I believe we all have the biggest smile on our faces. I read this last night and again and again today. We all are saying to each other and all we know have you seen Skylers blog have you read and seen the pictures?! Miracles do happen adn Skyler is a Christmas Miracle! I just got goose bumps and tears. WHat an amzing boy and an amazing mom. Crystal..WOW!! We love you both and prayers will continue to come!