|Getting some fresh air|
One look at Will's incision line and crazy haircut and it is clear why you will never see a neurosurgeon moonlighting as a barber, although Will's reverse mohawk is slowly growing into a nice stubble. Earlier this week we took Will to his pediatrician who was a great sport and removed all of his stitches. We aren't sure how many there were, but suffice to say that there were a lot. It took 5 of us and about 1/2 an hour to get them all out, but it is done. He is still sporting the skull cap when he goes outside.
He had his first post-surgery session of occupational therapy, as well as a physical therapy assessment. He did very well with both, and was even jumping on a miniature trampoline at the physical therapist's request, and he loved it. His excitement and smile was so charming that it brought her to tears.
|The front of Will's "Reverse Mohawk"|
|The back of Will's incision|
The most amazing thing that we have seen him do is feed himself his entire dinner using a fork. This may sound pretty simple, but we have never been able to get Will to use silverware on his own and it is something we have worked on repeatedly for over 2 years. Also, we have not been able to simply put a full plate of food in front of him, as he can't figure out what to do with it, or how to take one piece in his hand and feed himself. He just stares at it and looks at us, even when it is something he wants to eat. So, we have always had to put one piece in front of him at a time, and let him pick it up and eat it, then put another piece in front of him, and so on. Putting an entire plate of food in front of him and watching him eat it, on his own, using a fork is something that just doesn't happen, so to see him make this adjustment so quickly after surgery was very encouraging to us and simply awesome to see.