Thursday, September 23, 2010

DJ making Great progress in Rehabilitation

    Yesterday the physical therapists brought DJ back to his room and knocked on the door letting Dino know they had a surprise for him. When Dino walked out into the hallway there was DJ smiling up at him sitting on a tricycle they use during sessions. This was the first time DJ had been introduced to this. This last week had been more of assisted walking and other strengthening techniques. DJ with help from Char & Amanda (his awesome therapists) was riding up and down the halls smiling at every doctor, nurse, and patient that he passed along the way! Tears of happiness started to flow from Dino's eyes as our little boy was brightening up the spirits of everyone in his path. Even though our little man is 5 and we had been through this experience before ,when he was 2, we were filled with emotions of happiness, excitement, and a sense of parent pride all over again. It's an amazing feeling that you want to hold onto forever and never let go.

    DJ had a little surprise himself as a special little visitor came to see him. Payton is a friend from his kindergarten class at Turnberry Elementary. His mother Aimee had contacted us here at the Children's Hospital letting us know that Payton had been talking about DJ and wanted to visit him. It's wonderful how this little boy at 5yrs displayed compassion for another child that he had only known for a few days. His mother was very nice and when we started to talk seem like a old friend right from the beginning. Payton even surprised DJ with some Gifts that put a sparkle in his eyes. We can attest to knowing their are a lot of good people in this world and we have met a lot of the special ones!

    We are happy to report that DJ is no longer on his feeding tube and is eating solid foods. YAY! So Grandma Ann has been bringing in some fresh home made food. Delicious! (Thank you Mom and the wonderful staff at Turnberry Elementary...we love you). DJ is also starting to realize that no matter how much he fights he still has to see his therapist twice a day and there is no getting out of it lol. He is starting to warm up to all of them and comes back smiling after his sessions. That makes us so happy that they are starting to see the sweet little boy that we have loved since he was born.

We wanted to thank everyone who has been sending us love and support throughout and to new friends we are making along the way. God bless you and we love you guys.

"Once you choose hope, anything's possible." -Christopher Reeve

11 comments:

  1. Dj you are an inspiration to us all little man. God has a special purpose for you and the way you are capturing the hearts of so many is a blessing in it's self. We are looking forward to hearing more about your journey and know you will continue to inspire us all.

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  2. We are thrilled that DJ is doing so well. I am so glad you post these updates, Lil' Julian and Jocelyn always ask how he is. The Rodriguez Jr. Family

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  3. Mijo Tata is so happy to hear that your are doing better and better everyday. I told your daddy that I was looking for the best frisbee I can find so we can play at the park again real soon. someone has to help Tata up when he falls down. I love you guys and will see you soon.-Tata ART

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  4. gayle & john guildSeptember 23, 2010 at 10:54 PM

    Yay DJ!!!!!!! very happy to read this update - thanks for taking the time to fill us in.

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  5. GO DJ GO! SO PROUD OF YOU BUDDY!!! Dave, Kip and Bailey!

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  6. Way to go DJ!You are a very strong young man and will do well in the future!!

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  7. Love the Super Dj tshirts. you have a lot of people sending prayers your way and can't wait for you to have a speedy recovery. your something special keep fighting little guy.....

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  8. Dj we are so excited that you are making a fast recovery!!!Your big sister Cianna misses you so much and can't wait for break so she can come see you again. I also hope I get to take some time off work to come out with her. We think about you and your sisters everyday I think we need to get skyp on our phones real soon. We love you Dj

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  9. There are tears in my eyes as i read this...but they are happy ones...keep up the good work DJ...we continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers...love from indiana...janie and family!

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  10. Teresa Duran Gordon- Spanish Fork, UTSeptember 27, 2010 at 9:59 AM

    Thank you for posting the updates and the pictures. There are so many people following DJ's recovery here in Utah. I absolutely love the picture of you and DJ. I love you and your little family Kristin. I will be in Az for the benefit dinner and dance to show my support. Love and hugs, your cousin Teresa

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