Day 35.

Day 35. I feel homesick and impatient for Jack to make a faster recovery. But, he continues to reach for things, become more vocal and manages to turn the pages of his bedtime books.

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Day 31.

Day 31. Jack’s aunt arrives in town, he is vocalizing more although they are kind of high-pitched sounds, and he rolls from his back to stomach for the first time since waking up.

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Day 28.

Day 28. Jack has an off day today. Both therapy sessions don’t go well and he manages to pull his NG tube out twice! Putting it back in is pretty near torture for the poor guy.

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Day 27.

Day 27. Jack tries eating for the first time and we’re taking advantage of being able to go for walks and get off “campus.”

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Day 22.

Day 22. I’m feeling the reality of the hard work it is to keep a child who is dealing with neurological damage happy. We find out we have to wait until the following week to begin to teach Jack how to eat again which means we have to wait longer before his NG tube can come out. Patience is the hardest thing to hold onto during recovery on these kinds of days.

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Day 21.

Day 21. The first of many days to come where we begin to “nest” Jack in his stroller so he can start to be able to turn his head and rediscover his body.

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Day 17.

Day 17. Seventeenth full day in the ICU. Jack’s much more relaxed, less spastic and agitated.

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