One thing is certain, going back to school last week did help his "stir crazy" behaviors. I only let him go for a few hours each day but it really did help improve his mood. He was so excited about seeing his friends.
Caleb headed to school on Monday. I think that big smile says it all.
Tonight after his bath, Caleb asked me to take a picture of his back.
When I showed him the picture he said: "Whoa, it goes all the way across." I don't think he realized how big his incision is. The boy really has no understanding of the seriousness of the surgery he just had. He feels good so he can't imagine what all the fuss is about.
The incision looks great. I think there is only one or two stitches just barely hanging on at this point.
He has his follow-up appointment with neurosurgery on Tuesday, hopefully he will be free to resume normal activities. He is so anxious to do P.E., recess, and he wants to stay at school for the full day. I'm not sure if he will get a green light or not. Just because his outward incision looks healed, doesn't mean he is fully healed internally. So, we'll see.
I've mentioned before how much Caleb enjoys reading and he is really good at it. His class goes to the library every Friday and this past week he brought home "Amelia Bedelia goes camping". This was a book, not just an easy-reader, but a book with over 50 pages and tons of words.
I just thought he looked too cute reading in his bed the other night. So proud of that kid.