Friday, October 23, 2009

Day +28/+29 (The outside world ...)

Hunter had a four hour pass to the outside world Wednesday and Thursday. We used this time to enjoy the comfort and familiarity of our Ronald McDonald House apartment both days. We felt our apartment was the safest option as we did not want to expose Hunter to anything unnecessarily. Wednesday we took our car for the excursion due to the unforgiving Seattle rain. However, yesterday the weather relented and allowed me to pull Hunter, his lamb, his blanket and his pacifier in a red wagon to the apartment building and back. He happily identified the various vehicles passing by. Hunter was very excited to see his toys, many of them new thanks to several care packages. He received a Thomas the Train blanket and wanted to sit on it immediately, sharing the names of all the characters. It was good for us to see some of that Hunter sparkle while he enjoyed himself in his old stomping ground. Hunter isn't very steady on his feet since his transplant, so he definitely needed the exercise moving around the rooms. We were very pleased that on both days he ate a good lunch, breaded fish fillet dipped in mustard with an applesauce chaser. Admittedly, Hunter spent the majority of his time asleep. It was the first time in a long time he was able to sleep uninterrupted. Unfortunately, we had to wake him both days to return to the hospital. Luckily, when we did he simply mentioned the things he wanted to take with him and the things and people he missed at the hospital.

1 comment:

  1. So happy to read about Hunter's outside world visit. I'm rooting him on and praying for him. So glad things are progressing well.
    Love to you all, Val Timmes