Our Hope

By sharing our story and our experiences with this birth injury we will hopefully educate people. Knowledge is power. Our hope is that you will read this blog, share it with your friends, and they will share with their friends. Then in some small way we have prevented other families from having to go through what we have.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Good Report and Pet Therapy!

Good Evening Team Jadon!  Wanted to thank all of you for all the well wishes and thoughtful comments that you have been sending our way!  We really, really love that all of you are rooting for Jadon just as much as we are!

Jadon had a pretty good day today.  We started out our morning therapy session by checking in with Dr. Kozin.  Dr. Kozin had removed the cast on Monday morning but had not seen Jadon since to assess him.  Jadon showed off his new moves for Dr. Kozin smiling the whole time.  Dr. Kozin said that he thought Jadon seemed pretty happy with his surgery results and we had to agree.  The best news is that we don't have to come back for a check up for six months!!!  Woohoo!  Once we saw Dr. Kozin we went back to have Jadon's torso segment of his brace trimmed again.  It feels like we are spending all week getting his brace that he has to wear to sleep in just right.  Dr. Kozin said that he wants Jadon spending more time with the brace off then on.  Just during rambunctious periods of play and sleep.  Of course to me Jadon seems rambunctious all the time but I know it is not good for him to be wearing the brace a lot so I am just praying he does not get hurt when he is playing with it off.

Our afternoon therapy session went pretty well at the beginning but as soon as we started working on the stretches Jadon was done.  He does not care for those at all.  Hopefully these stretches get easier and easier over time.

After therapy we came back for a good nap.  We had to wake Jadon up for dinner time.  It was another wonderful home cooked meal as usual.  One of the many wonderful things about staying here at the RMH is the home cooked meals that volunteers bring in every evening.  It is so nice not to have to eat fast food the whole time we are gone!

After dinner it was pet therapy!  Our favorite!!  Today was the big doggies that we met the first time we were here for pet therapy.  Stella and Abner, two adorable Mastiff's that I love since my favorite movie is Turner and Hooch, and one sweet old boxer name Brutus.  They just lay there and let the kids love on them.  I think I enjoyed the dogs more than Jadon though!

Abner (only 7 months old).  He is in training to be a therapy dog.
Abner again.  Isn't he so cute!
Jadon saying goodbye to the "D's". 
Stella.  She is so sweet.

Now we are trying to get Jadon to relax and go to bed.  Another big day of therapy ahead of us tomorrow!

Oh one amazing thing from today.....my son touched my face with both hands at once today while I was holding him.  It was wonderful.  Such a simple thing most take for granted was heaven for a Mommy and her son today.  So thankful!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah for another good day...and super yeah for awesome therapy DOGGIES!!!