The nurse told me last night he woke up and pointed to a helium balloon in his room, which she then tied to his metal fixator (the rods holding his pelvic bones together). He batted at the balloon for 20 min before crashing again. I woke this morning to find him trying to make animal noises while his face was getting a rest from the breathing mask. He couldn't quite get them fully out, but he smiled while trying.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The past few days since Mr Boy's breathing tube came out and he was able to wake up, have been rough. He has been shaky, irritable, uncomfortable, wanting to be picked up but can't be, and has many fits where he tries to get his breathing mask off, fighting anyone in his way. Yesterday wasn't any improvement until Daddy got off work and came for the evening. As soon as Dave got here, he got Mr Boy to smile and play with a balloon! I couldn't get a smile from him all day, and he was too weak to even hold his lil Thomas the Train, even though he tried. But all Dave had to say was, "touch my beard," and Mr Boy's hand went up to feel daddy scratchy chin and joy spread across his face. It was one of the first glimpses we have really seen of Mr Boy being "himself." Here is a video of Mr Boy playing with a balloon right after Dave got here yesterday.