Caleb was allowed to sit up a bit today. The neurosurgeon said to let him sit up off and on throughout the day but to make sure he goes back to laying flat in between. The doctor is still pleased with his progress and the incision. Things are on track for us to be home by the weekend. Caleb will have to take it easy for quite some time. He will likely miss the next 3 weeks of school and even when he does feel up to going back, it will have to be for a half day here and there. It will take some time to get him back to normal activity so we will have to gradually increase his activity.
Caleb was so excited to finally get out of the hospital room. We took him for a short wagon ride down to the playroom.
The playroom had a giant screen for video games. Caleb was in heaven. We had to limit his time because we didn't want him to overdue it. After about 30 minutes, we took him back to the room so he could lay down.
Luckily, he had his buddy Bryce to keep him occupied for a couple of hours.
I just had to share this. One of Caleb's classmates made this "get well" card. How cute is it that he drew a picture of Caleb in his wheelchair! And with spiky hair and glasses! So cute.
Caleb enjoying some pizza for dinner.
The physical therapist is going to come by in the morning to work with Caleb. I think the plan is to see if Caleb is able to stand or take any steps. I'm not sure what to expect. I guess it is worth a try but I know that it can take weeks, even months, for him to regain the strength he had. We'll see how he does.
Thanks for all the prayers and comments. They mean a lot.