Home and trying to heal =)

So, we've been home now for almost a full 10 days, and My! How the time flies by! Nick is doing well, taking it slow and easy, and maintaining some distance from the outside world. He's been pretty tired still, but thankfully not in too much pain. It has just felt like the right thing to let him have a bit of space to rest and heal and so we've tried to politely ask family and friends to give him a little while longer before they pay him a visit.
His little personality isn't quite back to "normal" yet-- he's very mellow and not as playful or mischievous or giggly as before, but I expect a lot has to do with how much he's been through in the last few weeks. Hopefully when his body is feeling better we'll see more of his old self. We do have moments though that just warm my heart when you see the sparkle back in his eyes or he giggles over some silly thing. He's been so happy to be back with his brothers, and they with him. When we first arrived home and they saw each other again he kind of stood in one spot and giggled a little bit nervously, like you didn't know if it was going to be a laugh or a cry. It was so sweet.

His physical activities right now are pretty much limited to walking and doing a few stairs. He's been pretty content to play some video games (thank you Bonnie, and thank you Ben). It's been a real lifesaver when it comes to busting his boredom. Occasionally we can get him to play something else -- like Mr. Potato Head-- something that doesn't require too much moving around, but believe it or not, he really is making a lot of progress.
We still just have this overwhelming feeling of gratitude for all of this. It's one of those miraculous blessings that make you feel indebted to the Lord forever (if you don't already feel that way). Please know, all of you who have been so kind to us, please know that we are so thankful to you. You have very much helped in lifting our burden and have blessed our lives.


Dana, Proud mommy to 4 said...

So happy to hear things are going well. I'm still in awe of the huge miracle that you were granted. We pray daily for all of you and hope things continue to go well. We love you guys. Please let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do for you.

carolyn q said...

I am glad that he is doing well with recovery. He has gone through so much and so a little down time isn't so bad. I am sure before you know it, he will be back to having energy and this will all be in the distant past.
I continue to think about you and keep your family in my prayers.