… and suddenly, after 90 days of really hard work, Colin has made an overnight quantum leap forward.
So far, Colin can feed himself with his left hand (using a few aids), he can balance himself in a sitting position (if centered first), he can use both his shoulders, he can use his shoulders to “walk up” from trick sitting to straight up 4 times out of 5, he can walk himself up from forward pressure relief (most times by himself), and he can use the stylus in his left hand between his fingers and trapped in the splint.
He can flex his right bum cheek a little, he can move his feet a little, and he can kick out with both legs from the right angle, a bit. He is gaining strength in his arms, and although he has no use of his fingers, he has learned many alternative ways to do several things instead.
Both the Carer (Jabu) and I will be attending training next week, and I was wrong about the possibility of a trip to the shops on Saturday, it seems that the trip to the shops will happen during the training, and he will come home for the day on Saturday!
*Insert fanfare, trumpets, whooping, happy shouts, and grateful joyous laughter*.
Also, the scar from the trachy and the surgery are looking really good – in time it will just be like a crease in his neck.
I will sleep the sleep of a truly happy woman tonight, knowing my Colin is doing well, is happy, and is making such great progress. Today I am grateful for his strength, his tenacity, his resilience, and his ability to just make me feel so loved. Here’s to the next 90, and all the ones after that.