Saturday, September 22, 2007

The wheelchair

G got a loaner from the PT about a month ago, and it has been amazing how fast he's mastered the wheelchair. He's just so thrilled with it, and he asks to go in it every day. Today he climbed into it. Unfortunately, he's learned how to unbuckle himself and has taken a tumble out. That was before I knew he could unbuckle himself.

It's just a loaner, though, so it could leave any day. :( We are working on getting him his own, but it's such a long, drawn-out process. I hate the thought of him not having it because it is so important to him. He loves being higher and going fast. He's all about the wheels, that boy.

The walker, on the other hand, isn't nearly as thrilling to him. He gets very frustrated very fast that he can't move quicker. His awareness of his feet and legs and what they can do has increased, though, so I think at some point he will catch on. He gets mad because he's not moving fast enough, and he uses his arms to shake it, and yells, "I'M STUCK!!!"

Friday, September 21, 2007

In Love

Today is one of those days where I am positively absolutely in love with my little guy. Does anyone else know what I'm talking about? I look at G, and my heart feels like it's going to burst because I love him SO much. The little smiles, his profile, the way he moves his legs, everything about him is just so adorable and precious.

It has been a rough couple of weeks, and I feel a bit down today, but he's my little ray of sunshine.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I know

I haven't posted anything in a long time. A lot has been going on, most of it not related directly to G. He's been so healthy and thriving lately! We had a series of appointments in the last couple weeks and things are good. It's kind of weird.

My mom has been sick, though, and today we found out why. She has acute myelogenous leukemia. Cancer. She starts chemo today.

It is so scary. She is my mom. She is 52. It is fortunately in the early stages, and it sounds like she has a good chance to fight it. She survived septicemia in 2003, and that has much lower odds. It's so hard to grasp, though, and I hope I'm strong enough to be there for her. She's been there so much for me.