Friday, May 14, 2010
Ben has been at Bloorview a little over two weeks since his second surgery and he finally seems to have turned a corner.
He had an x-ray which showed the second hip hardware intact -- despite being taken out of the cast a number of times to clean his wound -- and his incision is almost healed.
He's still not eating normally. No meals. He'll occasionally take a cherry or a cracker. But today he bowled us over by eating an entire vanilla-dip donut. When I repositioned him in bed later his sheets were filled with coloured sprinkles.
He's bored and watching far too much TV. He's able to go to school for an hour or two each day, which is about how long he can stay in his reclining wheelchair. We were able to sit in Spiral Garden this afternoon and he promptly fell into a deep sleep (above).
The man in the photo is my amazing husband D'Arcy, who takes the night shift with Ben every night. I would never sleep a wink at the hospital and he knows it. So he does. I don't know what I'd do without him.
Thanks so much for your support and well wishes!