Seth shared that he had another MRI yesterday. The team doctor thought it "looked promising" but they are still waiting on the neurologist to read the MRI and determine whether surgery will be needed or not. Seth said that his nerve pain is getting so much better on his shoulders but it is still VERY painful and so limiting on what he is able to do. He's hoping that he'll soon be able to type on the computer and hold the phone better himself. He said his PT is awesome and she has even been coming in on her days off. Birch wishes so badly that he could be Seth's PT. Seth walked close to 200 yards yesterday. He said his legs feel strong but it gets so tiring to hold his head up that he gets exhausted easily. He's hoping that to keep up his physical movement because he's noticed a lot of muscle loss.
Caroline fed Seth a doughnut hole while we chatted and then went to visit her sister Katie. Katie is planning on flying home tonight -- what a trooper! I was thinking how excited she must be to sleep in her own bed and finish her healing in the states. Caroline has been trying to keep the kids busy with taking them on playdates, visits to the hospital (which you can imagine would be difficult with two tots in tow), and helping care for Katie. I think Caroline gets "Mother of the Year Award!"
What a treat to be able to visit with Seth tonight!
Tommy and Cali - May 2012
"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much."