The big boy had some “tummy time” for the first time in therapy yesterday and I think he liked the sensation of his head held high without any support. He beared the weight himself and was pretty comfortable as long as his fist was stuffed in his mouth!!
A couple of other noteworthy milestones is that Rudy now has a tooth on top to join the two that sprouted on the bottom…one tooth closer to In n’ Out! And his right foot is finally free of his wound dressing as the last scab from the IV potassium burn he got back in late April during hospital stay #2 fell off this morning. Nurse Jane was impressed at its progress when she came to check on Rudy last week and affirmed us for making it through the 2+ month healing process without any infections or complications. The human body amazes me in its ability to heal and Rudy’s body especially as he has had so many wounds from which to heal. I’m struck by the number of scars on his little body and am led to pray that the physical scars far outnumber the scars of the heart…that, although he faces daily physical challenges, his life will be marked by a spirit of genuine joy and optimism.