It’s been a busy few weeks on the blog with Purple Day, Sibling-Palooza, and Undiagnosed Children’s Day. I just can’t pass up these educational opportunities as I believe telling our stories makes a difference. Thank-you all for joining us.
Aidan is still recovering from surgery. His 5 weeks follow up appointment went well. They moved his legs around quite a bit and he only winced a bit. Dr. Hip was very impressed. For the next part of recovery we have to follow Aidan’s lead. Aidan has started to drive his power chair again and giggles every time he gets in it.
Aidan started to bear weight this week while wearing a harness. He looked very uncomfortable at first but stuck with it. He walked two laps around the PT office when we expected him to just take a few steps. This bodes well for the rest of his recovery. Aidan returns to school monday after 6 weeks off.
Aidan has been waking up at 5:30am since his surgery. I suspect it’s because he’s usually a tummy sleeper and is now confined to sleeping on his back with legs braces on. I’m not a morning person so I bring him into bed with me. I must say that despite him drumming on my body and pulling my hair close to his face, I really love our morning snuggle time. I might even miss it just a little bit when he moves back into his own room.
Work on our new accessible addition continues. While it’s been a bit stressful living in a construction zone, I can really see it coming together. It’s almost time for me to write on the floors. I can’t wait to open it up for Aidan and just let him drive free.
Taxes were not my thing this year. They were totally confusing and then I got some numbers after I filed and had to send in an amendment, blah blah blah. This post made me laugh out loud. (scroll down and start reading under the picture where it says Dharma and Craig) I’m considering sending a poem to the IRS next year.
Now I leave you with something really hard that I want you to take time to read. An undiagnosed Super Hero died this week, 5 year old Gavin. I only know of him through reading his mom’s blog. Kate wrote through the entire process. While it is gut-wrenching, it’s also hopeful. On her birthday, also the day that Gavin died, Kate requested for people to pay kindness forward. The ripple effect has been incredible and 30 non-verbal children received a communication app thanks to the generosity of Speak for Yourself. Her words regarding organ donation are powerful and the connections she has made as a result of writing are remarkable. Read it in small doses if you must, but read it. Start here.
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