The gifts of the week…
- On Monday, Moses returned back to school for his first full day of school in almost two weeks. That night, he surprised us by reading a book that he hadn’t read before, which was longer and more complicated than other books that he typically reads. Wow! Not only that, Moses’ teacher called us that night to also let us know that Moses’ also surprised her by reading a similarly complicated book at school too!
- Moses playing street hockey with some of his neighbourhood friends. It’s really not my imagination — something this month has really clicked for him physically — he really is more present and confident in his body.
- Today, he took his scooter out for the first time this year, and again, suddenly he has the coordination to ride and balance on his scooter.
- He has seemed happier in the last couple of days since the third abscess was drained.
- On our first night back at home after this week’s ordeal, when Moses was supposed to be sleeping, he left two notes for DH and me on our respective night tables. One said, “I love you Mom. From Moses”. The other said, “I love you Dad. From Moses”.
It feels like as these abscesses are being drained ,and poisons and toxins are being released from his system, he is energetically, emotionally, mentally and physically clearer and healthier. It’s showing up on all aspects of his being.
More good news…
- The site of the last drainage has healed sooooo quickly. Last year, it took abscesses that were surgically drained 3-4 weeks to heal and we had daily visits from the nurse for days on end. The last site was drained on Tuesday and now, three days later, the swelling is already down and the site doesn’t need to be packed with a wick anymore, and it will probably completely close and heal within the next couple of days.
- His left armpit, which a few days ago looked like it might be developing a secondary abscess, seems like it’s settling down.
- Today, the surgeon remarked that Moses’ abscesses have a way of walling itself off from the rest of his body (i.e., containing the infection). The surgeon explained that this doesn’t always happen, and is actually a huge blessing that had never occurred to me before. I really do like Moses’ surgeon. He has a way that completely puts the whole family at ease.
There are still two abscesses that are not yet resolved– one on the back of his neck and one on his jawline. He is scheduled for an ultrasound early next week, and the plan will be to hopefully drain both of them at the same time under general anesthesia due to the sensitivity of these areas.
Please continue to keep our family in your prayers.