There’s a video up on youtube of the progress Rhys made from birth to just before his op. The odd thing is that it feels like the stages shown in the video have been crammed into the last 2 weeks.
It’s 14 days since his surgery now. Here’s his scar, neat isn’t it?
Him and his friend Mario were wandering about with their shirts off at the zoo showing off their matching scars. It looked like instead of naming our children we just use branding irons to identify them.
SDR is performed fairly frequently at the hospital here. The nurses casually say ‘he’s had a Rhizotomy’ in the same way you’d say ‘he’s had sausages for tea’. What can one day seem remarkable quite quickly becomes routine.
Same with Rhys therapy sessions. What seemed remarkable yesterday already feels routine. Today in his session he spent 10 minutes on the treadmill and walked up 4 floors on the fire escape stairs. And though it sounds unappreciative it almost doesn’t feel worth mentioning that he did that. Much the same as I was writing last week – you pocket the progress and move on.
You could though see that he was tired today. He’s put a lot of effort in this week and we’re very proud of him. Again, the weekend is coming round and I’ll probably skip posting on here for a day or so.
In the meantime, a competition. The guy in this clip is a volunteer who wanders round the hospital playing his violin to patients – any guesses as to what tune he’s playing? Answer on a postcard…