It would be a good time just to say how fantastic everyone is at the hospital .I am sure medically they are trained at the highest level then go to finishing school at Disney! It helps that the boys are so cute. Gethin goes everywhere wearing his “fishing hat” as they call it here.Volunteers around the hospital stop to give him bubble blowers, or colouring packs.He ran into the Sibling Play Room this morning without a backwards glance.This gives us the chance to visit Tal ,and read him a story while Claire and Jon grab a coffee.
Tal needs to be turned every four hours which is painful for him and is constantly telling us he is much better so can he come home. On the positive side his legs flop wide and relaxed for nappy change which is new. A gentle stroke of his toes got the response,
“Grandma put the blanket back on my feet!” very encouraging.
The lines are gradually being removed only one left for the Valium over night .
Just look at the effort the staff made to tempt him to eat breakfast
He has spent the day listening to stories, playing with his cars and watching videos.
We took Gethin out to the park this afternoon. Dr Park checked up on him and was again pleased with his recovery.Tal was also measured for new splints, and being the USA he had the choice of colour.Tal went for black with flames.He feels these will make his feet go faster.
Well we took all the photo opportunities at the hospital yesterday so that’s it today… tonight Claire is sleeping over and Jon is with us.Early tomorrow he takes in Tals wheelchair for his first physio session.We will update tomorrow on his progress again.The ward is a haven of calm and efficiency.The staff are kind and encouraging we are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel, even some normal nights sleep and meal times. Maybe in a week or two !