Sunday, February 8, 2009
Harry is holding up well in therapy, which is M-Sat, though he does tire pretty easily and needs a nap daily. For some reason, the blood draw seems to happen during this nap, brutal. He's been eating well for about a week and drinking from a straw for days. Finally started drinking water from a sippy cup Friday. Another step closer to ridding ourselves of that feeding tube. He is now holding his head up all day and desperately trying to sit up on his own. I'm sure he'll be moving to a regular wheel chair soon. He had another fever last night, but it abated by morning, the doctors suspected it was a mild bacterial infection, I really hope so, considering the serious IV antibiotics he's on. Now for the great news: Friday night he said "I want Godzilla". We about fell out of our chairs. Saturday morning he was saying all kinds of things, "I want to watch spongebob, I want to sit in my chair, I don't want to lay down anymore, I want my toys, I have to go potty" and so on. It's labored, but he's talking up a storm. It was truly great to hear him talk after weeks of "yeah" and not much else. It felt like a huge turning point in his recovery, thanks again for all your prayers and support!