Graham's recovery is going well! It is definitely a process, but I'm happy to report that each day he is a little more flexible, a little more comfortable, and can do a little bit more than the day before that.
We've also been seeing much more of the sweet, funny, mischievous little boy that we all know and love. Graham has been more like himself than he has in the last month and a half. Unfortunately this also means he's getting back into his previous pattern of not sleeping, a.k.a. trying to throw a party in his room at 2am. But, even in the not sleeping parts, he's been more vocal, and much much more like himself.
We're working on getting his core strength back up to where it was, and he is finally comfortable back in his regular wheelchair. Hopefully in no time he will be weight bearing once again.
What I didn't count on was how exhausting this surgery and his recovery was going to be on me. This has been mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausting. Add to the fact that we had to put down our beloved dog Molson, and that our entire family including Graham got strep throat, and the fact that it is (aside from my best efforts) STILL winter, and to say that 2014 has been rough would be an incredible understatement.
I wish there was some sort of quick fix for this all, I wish I could snap my fingers and be on a tropical beach somewhere with a trashy magazine in one hand, and a margarita in the other. Unfortunately that's not how life works.
We will make it through this, just like every challenge we've faced before.
But I could really use an end to this winter, and some good news for a change.