Each day that goes by brings more progress for Zane. He is walking great and requiring less and less assistance getting out of bed. Tonight we had some family visiting and it was time for Zane's walk so we had a bit of a parade around the floor. Zane doesn't seem to mind all the attention- all his prior nurses just stop and stare when they see him cruising by. Typically, he doesn't even have a nurse come on his walks with him anymore.
His arm movement continues to improve day by day and he now has some custom splints to wear both during the day and night. These will help prevent his arms and hands from getting too tight. He still has almost no sensation in his right hand, but his range of motion has definitely increased. Right now, I'm doing a lot of the basics for him- brushing his teeth, feeding him, cleaning his face, etc.- but as he gets more movement and strength back he'll transition to doing these things as much on his own as he can.
His hearing has also improved. He's more able to understand conversations at normal volumes, and the doctors think it will do wonders for him once the feeding tube is removed. Eating has been a bit of an issue still. Zane wasn't able to keep his lunch down, but did finish and keep down a plate of steak tips for supper. This was great progress. We're taking everything nice and slow and trying to get his digestion back to normal.
His spirits remain high, and each day he accomplishes more. Sometimes it doesn't feel like amazing progress to him, but we just remind him what a difference it is from how we saw him 5 weeks ago! God has certainly given us what we need to get by. Each day brings new challenges, but always blessings with it. We're very excited to see what the next few weeks bring!