Well, the summer is nearly half way gone, it’s hot as Central Africa outside, and Nick and I are both tired of him being injured. I’ve decided we need a mini vacation before we head off to round two of surgeries and hospital life. Even a daycation would do. Somewhere beautiful. Somewhere so beautiful that even though life’s daily challenges can’t possibly disappear, it won’t matter because I’ll be so distracted by the beauty.
After a rough morning, we tried a super mini daycation this afternoon. We grabbed the MIA puppy from Mom’s house and went down to a park in Canyon Lake to watch the boats. Surrounded by such a brilliant landscape was absolutely necessary for me today. And although I enjoyed myself immensely for the 40 minutes we were there, I couldn’t help but wish we had less physical limitations in order to have more fun. Being out on a boat, cruising on the lake, sounded like the best place on Earth. Oh, and it was just way too hot for Nick out there, wearing that turtle shell brace.
We did end up geting a great stretching and therapy session in today. Nick crawled back and forth several times with very little assistance from me. Next, he got up on his knees, used a walker for support and held himself almost upright for a brief time. His legs are very weak. It took much effort to keep him from falling backward or sideways. I accidently let him fall over the other day while crawling. I just got a little confused as to whether he was going to move forward or back, and I had my hands away from his hips briefly. Oh I felt so terrible. I will never let that happen again. The painful scream that came out of his mouth as he fell on his hip down onto the therapy table was aweful! Today was much more successful on the table though. No more Linny the Lazy Spotter.