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Friday, November 22, 2013

We're on day three of my son's treatments. He's gone from hardly being able to walk to only needing a little help so he doesn't fall. His tests came back for infectious diseases and they were negative (like I thought they would) so he's free to roam the halls.

As soon as he's unhooked from all the ivs and other things he's attached to the wall, we'll be wandering to the playroom several rooms down. That should happen in a few hours.

He's not going to be amused when we still have to do homework this week and next to catch back up to the stuff we've been putting off. His sister has been great at bringing home his homework. We'll be seeing his teacher on Tuesday anyhow for conferences so we can get any extra work he needs to do and we can explain his condition and work with her for his needs at that point. If I need to go with him to make sure he can handle school, I have that ability. We're also fortunate that they have people there to meet the needs of any kid's problems.

The hospital is doing really well at making sure our needs are being met. Someone just came through to make sure we could go to the best outpatient physical therapy for us, and nearest to us.

He's progressing really well and his pain seems to be reduced greatly since even yesterday. He's walking easier, still with my help, but he seems a lot more stable. They had him wash himself and I'm going to push him to take an actual shower tomorrow. He even brushed his teeth today.

I'm doing ok, but haven't really had time to process all of this, I'm still just getting him through this. I might still break down sometime, it's hard being in charge.

I'm not getting as many steps or as much sleep as I'd like, but I still am getting some walks in. I go to the elevator down the hall and down to different levels to make sure I get my needs met too. I had a decent breakfast that way and a free lunch too, where I order enough to have a light dinner also. I won't be surprised if I come out of this lighter simply because I can't afford to purchase too many meals myself without being able to pay rent at the end of the month. My mom asked me if I was ok and I told her I managed to be fine and not spend a dime yet. That really helps my stress level.

I'm hoping he'll be even better tomorrow. He's playing with legos right now and she's making him stand to do it. I guess anything to make him work harder, he did ask for the legos.
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    My son is still a Lego kid at 28. Great incentive to work on a hard goal. As you know I'm getting caught up on your blogs and happy to hear how quickly he is recovering. Hugs to you both. emoticon It's amazing on how our other kids will step up to the plate to help out when someone in the family is not feeling well. Good for you taking care of yourself during such a difficult time.
    1527 days ago
  • CODYG123
    Keep on rocking your world and thanks for sharing. emoticon
    1552 days ago
    I'm so happy to hear he's doing so well today! His progress is very encouraging, as is knowing the hospital is working with you so much to make his recovery from home equally successful so he can be back to 100% as soon as possible.

    Will continue to pray for him and for all of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1552 days ago
  • SBFT84
    So glad for the continued recovery of your Son.
    1553 days ago
    Peace be with you!
    1553 days ago
  • KAREN608
    Glad you can eat for free while you are there. Sorry it is taking so long for him to be totally well, but sounds like progress.
    1553 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Glad to hear that your son is doing better! Sending him and you and your entire family prayers and good thoughts for fast healing!
    1553 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Wonderful news that your son is doing so much better, even asking to play with legos.
    Boy I hear you about the price of hospital cafeteria food. My hubby had surgery yesterday and I had lunch there and wow money wise it was very expensive. The only alternative was a coffee shop and their prices are just as high. I did healthy for the day, so that was good. I too did a lot of walking for exercise in the hospital and those steps do add up nicely, considering I was there for very much of the day and into late evening.
    1553 days ago
  • PATTYR81
    1553 days ago
    It's wonderful to hear progress. Wishing all of you the best.
    1553 days ago
    Glad to hear he is doing well. Sending you and your family lots of positive vibes and well wishes
    1553 days ago
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