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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hiding under the bed, again!

It's the simple things.  Before Nathan's injury, every night before going to bed, he had a ritual.  He'd run around the family room couch, then dart into the guest bedroom and hide under the bed.  Last night, for the first time in 7 months, he did a little run around the couch and then ran under the bed.  I use the word "run" loosely, but he did walk very quickly.  It's a big step that he is making decisions to walk instead of scoot around the house.  Although he walks outside on the sidewalk, he still scoots in the house.  But over the last week, I've seen a big change.  He tries to walk instead of scooting.  

The last 10 days since his last acupuncture treatment have brought marked improvement in his walking stability and endurance.   He also appears to be more confident that he can walks, so he tries harder.   He is consistently able to do 1/2 mile walks outside.  I'm really feeling that by year-end, he will be fully recovered in his walking. 

Unfortunately, he did poop in bed this morning  :(

4 comments:

  1. So what's a little poop? Must be great to see him back to his old rituals.

    Mango Momma

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  2. His nickname is Sir-Poops-Alot!

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  3. Oh, a little poop can just be shoved to the back burner for now. Just celebrate that walking!!

    You go, Nathan!

    :o)

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  4. Little poop never hurt anyone, thank God, or else I would have been outta here a long time ago, I was a bit of a slow learner in the potty department! So good to hear Nathan is moving around more and more every day.

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