Zane had a fantastic day yesterday. He was up and very active. He was power-walking the halls and almost gave his nurse and me and heart attack when he tried to walk backwards. He likes to show off just a bit. :) He was feeling really good, which put him in great spirits. He was cracking jokes all day, and giving me a hard time. We took him for a wheel chair ride outside, as it's their policy to have him a wheel chair whenever he goes off the floor. It was freeezzziinng outside so we didn't stay out long. He had another first last night- he had his first Dunkin' Donuts coffee since the accident. There's nothing like it!
Today I gave Zane his second shower since the accident. This time it went much better than the last. His hair looked the best I'd seen it since the accident.. not that he cared. :) When doing his dressing change, we found a few more staples that hadn't been taken out before. It's funny how they keep turning up over time.
In OT this morning, Zane gave his therapist a pleasant surprise with how well he did. She commented that she was very impressed & that he was further along than she thought he'd be. He's working super hard, and is so determined to get his function back.
Zane struggled with nausea today. They're not sure what's causing it, but he got sick a couple times today and once yesterday. His doctors are going to look at it more closely, but it could just be a side effect of his medications or simply his stomach still trying to regulate itself again. He felt a little better this afternoon so he came down the cafeteria with me so I could get some lunch. The nausea hung around all evening, so he pretty much just layed low.
My dad and grandparents had been visiting for the weekend and my mom went home with them today so that she could drive us a car back down. We figure Zane will be able to at least go out for the afternoons soon, so we should have a car for him to ride in. He wouldn't be comfortable on the T or in a taxi, so we figured it was time to bring the car. Up until now, we've just been walking. But, Spaulding is too far away for that. We are SO looking forward to breaking him loose and getting him out more.
Every day I am more amazed at how strong Zane has remained. He is truly my example of reliance on God. He's just so unshakable. Nothing that he's going through has had the power to get him down. While how he's feeling physically may go up and down, his faith hasn't budged an inch.