As the three uncles kept their eyes on one another in the contest to win the coveted Spike's Favorite Uncle title, a challenger swooped in out of nowhere! Aunt Ann arrived in Raleigh less than two hours after Spike got home. No question now about who his favorite uncle is, even if she's an aunt!
Spike's dramatic improvement in function continues as he now walks on his own, uses both hands and talks constantly (welcome back Spike). He is happy, healthy and charming. So, of course, I immediately started him on his physical therapy exercises.
Reach for the sky, pardner!
If he can raise both arms, I don't see any problem with taking him off of disability and putting him back to work.
Put that appliance over here, buddy.
He held up to the eight hour drive better than his parents today. He played with his iPad, commented on the scenery, asked for some rock 'n roll and just kept chattering away. He never complained, whined or asked for anything. I know what you're thinking, maybe all kids should have brain surgery if that's the result!
I head to New York tomorrow for two days of business meetings. That time away from him is going to be very tough. It will get even harder as I resume my normal work schedule next week. The past few weeks have been very difficult in so many ways but at least I got to spend every minute of them with Spike.