DJ has been making great progress these last few days. He goes to speech, occupational, and physical therapy two times each day. In PT he was able to stand and take a few steps (both with assistance). In speech therapy his is also starting to say a little more....especially "No" when he doesn't want to do what they ask him. He has been doing great with swallowing and begun eating soft foods but still has his feeding tube until he is able to eat enough calories each day. Friday the doctors removed the tube that has been in DJ's head since surgery which helped with the pressure. He no longer needs it and is another wonderful step to his speedy recovery. We are so happy that DJ is working hard and not giving up. The fight in him is stronger than ever.
DJ received some more cards and a stuffed DINO-saur and a BATMAN build-a-bear from his friends at Daddy's Lowes. Yesterday our little man had a special visitor come back from Arizona to spend some time quality time with him. Grandma!!! His eyes lit up when he saw her and heard her voice. With Aunt Kim going back to Arizona this is perfect timing for a Grandma visit.
Today we took DJ out of his room for a short ride in his wheelchair for the first time. Now that he isn't hooked up to all the different tubes and iv's he is able to leave his room now. I think we will venture outside soon for a stroll. He needs a break from the Disney channel(even though Dino and I are watching it after he falls asleep.lol)
Thank you all for the continued love and prayers for our little man. We appreciate you taking the time to listen and follow along DJ's Journey.
"Once you choose hope, anything's possible." -Christopher Reeve