Yesterday was Day 3 at Shriner's. Another great day. Ben is loving it here...in fact, he even said "I am having so much fun Mommy, I don't want to go home!".
As will be a typical day for him he had 2 1- hour sessions of PT and one session of OT. And LOTS of time in the playroom. We couldn't believe it when we got to the playroom in the afternoon to find that they had brought some snow INSIDE to play with! And, Ben's favourite volunteer, Philip was there to play with him.
And to top it all off, Angie (child life specialist) thought it would be great fun for Ben and Nora-Lee to throw snowballs at Philip! And he even went along with it!
Ben has decided that he is taking no more pain medication. He has been on very little since Monday, but yesterday was the end. I have been making him take tylenol before his PT sessions, but yesterday I gave up. Transfers between the bed and wheelchair are relatively pain-free now, so I thought we'd see how he made out at PT with no meds. Well. He did fine. So we're done. Kinda amazing when think that they took out a huge piece of his spine just 9 days ago!
PT continues to go amazingly well. It's even going better than OT. I think he just finds OT boring whereas he LOVES everything that Stephanie (PT) has for him to do.
He even seems to enjoy stretching for the first time in his life.