Jo has been doing great his first full day with Mom and dad alone caring for him. No Dr.s, no nurses, just the love and support of our friends and family. Jo has made it easy on us, basically the perfect patient. Uncomfortable for brief periods, but all in all peacefully resting.
Jo has had many visitors since he got home, it's nice to see his dear friends Jackson and Ashton have such easy access to him again. Each time they visited Jo opened both eyes and engaged them. He clearly is happy to have the visits and I'm sure a little frustrated by his current condition. Like most kids Jo loved the summer and I'm sure he missed being outside all day with his friends. We are blessed that they take the time to stop by and spend time with Jo.
Mom and dad had full night care last night and we are both pretty tired. A small price to pay for being so close to Jo. Jo has to be moved and fussed with every 2 hours, so long spells of rest will have to wait for awhile, we've got this.
If you've followed our posts from the beginning you would know that Jo's heart rate/ pulse have been an interesting learning for mom and dad. Jo's resting heart rate frequently is about 55-60 BPM. Last night he was so comfy he was less than 50 at a brief moment or two. Mom handles that better than Dad, and as I begin a small meltdown she simply reassures me that Jo is just resting, and reminds me how good he looks. She is right, he looks great!
Jo is a champ in every way. He is on the road to recovery, one day at a time. He is amazing.
Jojobinks we love you and miss your laughter so much. We are so happy you are home but still a little scared. We just don't want to mess up! So far so good, every day we get a little more comfort with you care. Stay strong and let the Lord heal you, and remind him to help mom and dad. We love you to the moon and back sweet angel, you've got this!