Thanks for all the new title suggestions - I think I'll remain just plain ole mumsie - but they did produce a good laugh. What a creative bunch you are! This is day two where we have continued to received good news and progress. Caleb was in his chair today when I arrived and since the Neuro team said I could allow family members to visit -- Kai and Max are again here with me. Caleb was throwing punches at them when they held palms up --this change is radical from where we were even three days ago when Caleb lay motionless and lifeless.
Caleb is scheduled for a ink procedure at oneo'clock to determine why the antibiotics are not reaching to the left frontal lobe of his brain and this, I am in hopes will be our last stumbling block..he can't afford another surgery in a vulnerable place and so we are going to concentrate on just making that area open by sheer willpower.....be with him on this one please!
The professional skateboarding teams: DVS and Element sent Caleb some cool autographed posters and their best wishes. We thank them for contacting us even tho they don't know Caleb( like lots of you who are with us). On the subject of skateboardig -- mumsie is going to give a lecture - don't worry - it will be gentle. For all of you with the best intentions who want to lecture about safety and helmets - forget it! This story is not about helmets--- this story is about being aware of where you are each and every waking moment of your life and being certain you are aligned with who you really are - not being alligned with yourself is what causes accidents- not the lack of helmets - I met a woman at Spaulding who has similar injuries who fell in a shower - are we all to wear helmets in the shower now? As I mentioned earlier, Caleb was in a lot of emotional pain at the time of his accident - the situation surrounding this emotional pain is incidental but what is not is that Caleb was suffering and not putting himself first, as so many of us do. Again, this does not require blame -it is only a gentle reminder to pay attention to our inner thoughts and desires, to make things right with ourselves, and in my case as a parent - to pay close attention to my children and help them when they are suffering, instead of walking the line and standing back as I did. I have learned the hard way that putting yourself first does not have to be in any way selfish. If you learn nothing else from this blog and from me it is this - live your life fully, take chances, be full of yourself..and for Gods' sake pay attention to what makes you happy. Thoughts are all we have - you can change each moment by changing your thought- choose to be happy, choose to be positive, choose to change - do things that make you vibrate in positiveness. The greatest gift Caleb has taught me was that from early on, he intended to be himself. That meant at times I did not like what I was hearing from him, but I could always count on his honesty. I always knew where we stood! Caleb is always just himself and being yourself ensures that you will be consistent, and that engenders trust. Being himself meant that he would jump off of houses, fall purposefully out of trees, tumble down dunes and that he would always do things his way. He would stick up for friends in spite of the fact that he would end up in court...I am not trying to convince you to parent as I do - you get to choose for yourself.- but I am saying that I will not be asking Kai or Max or Caleb to wear a helmet in the future. Caleb is in bed before my eyes and I still say I will embrace diversity. OK..I am finished and will sign off with the most important quote I have ever seen -"Rough it up good- don't let anything dangerous change your mind." Caleb Potter - written 2 weeks after having suffered tramatic brain injuries! Mumsie