"We are going to focus on LIFE for Katya. I believe, one day, she will amaze the world."

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Animal Sound Imitation!

Last night we put on the book, "Meet Biscuit" on our library's "Tumble Books". Katya loves the Biscuit books, and her face lit up happily as she saw what book she was going to listen to.

Lo and behold, to our great pleasure and shock, every time the narrator would read "Woof" Katya would try to imitate it! When they read "Woof! Woof!" Katya would make her deep little "uff ! uff!" TWICE.

We were so excited because Katya has never ever tried to imitate an animal sound on her own as far as we know. She has a few times tried to imitate our cat purring when we would coach her to, or make a "pp" sound when we tell her fish go "goup" but this was on her own . . . no prompting! And every single time the narrator read the "Woof". ;-)

Oh we need to keep on praying for this little gal . . . something is awakening in her little brain! May it continue.

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Thank you for all the good (even if challenging!) questions you are asking! I will try to answer them as I can! Right now I'm just taking a short break from our 3 bushels of apples we are canning today . . . so no time for question answering properly.

1 comment:

Milena said...

Wow! I'm thrilled to hear about Katya's brain "wakening up"! Such exciting news! Isn't it a great thought that since the doctors have no real experience from cases such as Katya's, she will be their new "standard" with which to compare? And I'm pretty sure she'll give them a high standard :-) She will amaze us all - how could she not, being the girl she is, and with the amazing support and love she gets!