Hi! Not much to report today. I'm still making progress with my left arm. Today I can lift it all the way over my head. I couldn't touch my nose on Thursday morning so that's a big improvement. The leg is still slow in responding, but I have been able to push very slightly with my left quadriceps so that's a small step in the right direction. The therapists say my recovery is very unusual. Evidently, most people with brain injuries recover the use of their leg before their arm and muscle activity generally starts closer to the trunk and moves to the extremities. In my case, I've been moving my fingers since immediately after the surgery and am working my way back to the trunk. Hopefully the anomaly is a good sign.
Here is a picture of us having dinner in the cafeteria on Saturday. Kelly brought in "Noodles & Company" for dinner. The kids were great. It made me feel good to hear them arguing about which one gets to sit next to me and who gets to push me in the wheelchair first. I haven't heard them complain once about having to visit me or postpone some other activity because of me. Instead, they constantly tell me how much they love me and that I'm the best dad in the whole world. I am awed by their unwavering strength, their boundless hope, and their endless compassion. They make me so proud, and I love them very much.