Because he was not having formula today, Neale (OT) felt like it was safe to take him to the gym and jiggle his tummy. It had been a long time since he had been out of his room and he needed to get his body movin. I love watching in the gym because I get to witness the small things that I didn’t know he was capable of. I wish I had my camera because it’s difficult to explain but I’ll try…Today he was in a big barrel made of mats and Neale rolled him barely onto his side and he would arch (posture) and kick his legs to get back over to his back. It was the arching/posturing that got him over but Neale said it was purposeful and he kicked his legs figuring that they were supposed to be helpful in that situation. Coop did it 5 times in a row and was mad every time. I was so proud of him! Neale and Janine both commented on how he is calming himself more quickly where before they would move him it would take a long time to get him relaxed enough work on the next skill.
Coop and I were lucky enough to see Dr. O today (-just a “social” visit, not because Coop has any more infections, thank goodness-) while he was in the hospital for a meeting. We always love seeing/talking to him- the reason I know Charlie does is because he was very calm and was even twitching his eyes as if he were having a pleasant dream the whole time Dr. O was in the room. I updated him on the implants and he said there may be a need for some additional immunizations prior to the surgery so Jason is going to look in to that. Thanks for the care and concern while off duty; it means a lot to us.