“Watching a child makes it obvious that the development of his mind comes through his movements.” –Maria Montessori
Here’s Jack, working hard at playing. I’m super excited by the progress he has made this weekend tracking with his eyes. He has also rediscovered how to play with both hands. As you can see in the video, his coordination is far from perfect, but what a change! His limbs were frozen in position and barely responsive just 2.5 weeks ago.
Tomorrow we have two exciting things going on. First a laryngoscopy to look at Jack’s voice box and get a better sense of the extent of the throat paralysis, and then a small bedside surgery to remove his central line! We are so excited to see at least one of Jack’s accessories removed, and along with it, that particular infection risk. The laryngoscopy is also exciting, as it will give us some valuable insight as to Jack’s potential for speech. I hope to update tomorrow after the procedures to let everyone know what we learned.