Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Exploring our new pad


Today we have spent a lot of time "riding" round our new building. It's so nice having the freedom to unhook from his bed and explore. It does SO much for his spirits (and ours too!).

We got all the way down to a play area and he realized that he needed his shoes, so went back up to the room to get his shoes. He then realized that he needed socks too, so I went out to the car to scavenge around for a pair of socks (gotta love a well stocked mini van). So we got him all suited up for his stroll and went back to the park, with more appropriate attire. Well, kinda. We need to add clothes to the mix, he's been hanging in his diaper, which seemed appropriate until now. On my list of things to bring for him from home: clothes. He also insisted on wearing my sunglasses, for which I don't blame him, his eye must be sensitive after being indoors so long.

You may also notice from the photo that my boy has gained some serious weight. I mean he is chhhuuuuby. Every time I feed him (which is often) I can't help but laugh a little to be stuffing food into his chubby little face. I am used to chasing him and Kade around hoping they will eat enough to sustain themselves and so to have a kid that actually eats is a new thing for me. Good thing chubby looks good on him!

The rehab doc watched Levi eat today and noticed that the right side of his face seems to be not quite right. He suspects nerve damage, maybe from the swelling. This is also the likely reason that he has not opened up his right eye yet, even though the swelling is so much better. Time will tell us how the nerve heals, but the doc feels that recovery is likely, and so we'll hope and pray for a speedy recovery of the nerves in that area. It'd be great for him to have both eyes again!

Here is the video that I tried to post yesterday, but for some reason it didn't work. It's hard to decipher but his response to my question is "yes", but he says it in his cute pathetic voice. He then says his typical "cheese" when posing for a picture.
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Love this boy.

13 comments:

  1. His little voice melts my heart. Glad to see things are looking up!

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  2. Oh buddy! Can't wait to see you all this weekend! I love that precious voice of his :)

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  3. I am so happy to hear that all is going well for Levi. His little Yes and Cheese are just about the sweetest thing I have seen. Keep up the GOOD work Levi as we are all rooting for you... Kisses Jayne Thompson

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  4. Love this and his sweet spirit. Thanks Kara. He is such a blessing.

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  5. this is adorable, I have to say you are the best mama ever Kara. You are teaching him to be positive which is so important in the hospital!

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  6. I am so happy to see his improvements!! Thank God! I have been following your story from the beginning... learned about it from Jessica Hunter, a good friend of ours.

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  7. I can't watch that enough. I love that boy so very much!!!!! Big hugs to you all

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  8. Oh my Kara,,,,He is so sweet!!! I love him...it's amazing how when you invest so much time thinking and praying about someone (especially a little baby like Levi) you can really feel so much love for them. I am still so happy that you and Dan are so strong still.I can tell by your voice... it would be so easy to get bumbed about the ups and mostly downs of this whole thing. I think it's really great for Levi tois spirits up keep him pushing to recover. You are fantastic parents! I am glad God gave him to you two....Such a team!

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  9. I did notice the chubbs and I LOVE it!!! Levi is awesome! And so are you Kara! Love ya, my friend!

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  10. Bless you all - I hope Levi gets over this soon and gets to go have some kid fun, like running around in the yard or going to Disneyland. He deserves it!

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  11. Little Love-Bug...God bless him and your family. I hope for a speedy recovery too. - gwen

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  12. I love this...thank you so much for taking the time to share.

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  13. This little fella has won my heart, I pray for him daily. God Speed Levi Daniel you are a champ!

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