Simple Tasks ...
I saw my son Ronin perform a couple of tasks today that most of use take for granted: spearing a chunk of pumpkin with a fork and getting it into his mouth - taking a three minute walk - picking up a water bottle and downing a couple of gulps; simple actions, that only four days ago, would have seemed unachievable. Ronin has a tough three or four months ahead of him - but by all accounts he will make a full recovery. He will be in hospital for another month, and if all goes well, he'll then come home for a few more months of rehab and recovery. When he can walk a kilometre and is feeling strong, he'll need one more operation to repair his small intestine. Time will move slowly for him - and more quickly for us, who have other things on our respective plates. The road will be long - but the way will be forward. Each day is very different form the next.
Thanks again to all those wonderful people who have, through this blog or via e-mails and phone calls, have lent us their support. Ronin has all of his cognitive faculties; understands fully what has happened to him - and is reading the messages that are pouring in. They REALLY help!
best wishes all