October 23, 2009

What Segev can't do

He cannot sit up by himself

He can’t eat by himself

He can’t sing, he can’t dance, he can’t walk, run or even stand

He can’t scratch his head or his arm or anywhere else

He can’t speak so he can’t tell you how he feels, what he thinks, what he likes or dislikes

He can’t see, which is enough said……..

He can’t turn over in bed

He can’t call out for help

He can’t brush his teeth

He can’t have a bowel movement by himself

He can’t tell me to leave him alone (hah! he wouldn’t get it anyway)

He doesn’t know what colours are

He can’t taste food

He can’t blow his nose

He can’t wiggle his toes

He can’t tell me his woes

He can’t reposition himself to be more comfortable

He can’t press on his stomach when it hurts

He can’t play with other children

He can’t get angry or laugh

He can’t enjoy the heat of the sun for long

He can’t bear cold at all, his toes turn purple

He can’t understand the world around him, for good and for bad

He can’t interact, make mistakes, win, lose and he can’t choose.