Eli continues to amaze me with his positive attitude and determination! Several days ago, the staples in his head were removed, and the remaining scar is almost hidden underneath his growing hair. Our concerns that he may be wheelchair bound more often than not, seem to be behind us! Eli is getting around the house again, either with his cane, or as in more recent days, completely independently. His energy level seems to be greater, his memory seems a bit better, and the seizures have greatly decreased (we recently started him on medication for that). I thought I’d share some of Eli’s activities since the surgery. That very same evening, he was working on his art. I’ve added his most recent pictures, “Summer”, “We Love Pizza”, and “Happy Friends”, to his place on our website.
He’s been working extra hard at Physical Therapy. Mostly he’s been working on strengthening activities, but recently he has also been working on some extremely challenging balance activities. He says, “P.T. is hard, but it makes me feel awesome that I can do it.” Here he is on the stairclimber …
He went to our church’s Mega Camp! He kept thanking me for signing him up! He was super excited! He enjoyed being with friends and being a part of the Art Group.
He has resumed responsibility for setting the table. When he heard John making breakfast this morning, he rushed into the kitchen to make sure that no one set the table for him!
And, for the first time this year, he got to get in a pool! Our friends invited us to a social and it included swimming! I asked him what he liked about being in the pool and he said, “I got to walk around on my own so freely!”
Eli has also been able to resume his summertime weekly overnight visits with his grandparents. Life is good for the little man and I’m so, so thankful!