Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sully Update From His Family

Lots of people have been asking about Sully lately, and they have urged me to post another update.

Well, no news has been good news for us. Sully has not had a seizure since the surgery!! He is so happy and healthy. Physically, he has a long way to go. He has a pronounced weakness on his right side and still doesn't have use of his right hand. We are considering participation in a study this summer in Birmingham. Sully would have his left side restrained for one week with hopes of inspiring use of his right side.

Mentally, he continues to make progress. His speech is constantly improving. His latest is "Hey, dude, whassup?" Too funny. He's sleeping in a big boy bed and is still learning potty training.

Sully no longer has an interest in Wheel of Fortune - sorry, Vanna and Pat! He still likes Barney, but mostly it's Elmo time. He likes to ride his tricycle (Santa brought him a special adaptive one with a seatbelt), and he loves riding with Macy in their little electric jeep. he also likes to sit on the floor and feed our dog by hand.

The media frenzy has ceased, marking the end of our family's 15 minutes of fame. Thank goodness! We have a very normal life now, and it is wonderful.

We will never forget the events surrounding Sully's operation, but it does seem like a lifetime ago.


Girl Rants said...

brilliant and awesome.

3 Magpies said...

Girl: He is an awesome little one!