I was up in Boston this past Monday and Tuesday and had a great time. I look forward to seeing Caleb from the moment I leave on tuesday till the next Monday. It was our 3 year- 4 month anniversary and I was soo excited to be able to be with Caleb on our special day. Caleb is gaining weight and eating really well. For lunch today, he had roast beef, carrots salad and soup. He really loves to eat, and when he is finished with his meal, he looks at all of our plates for more. And if you know Caleb or any of the Potter boys, they will eat all your food off your plate if you don't want it. ..in seconds. Caleb feeds himself with a spoon and fork and tries to mix everything, because that is what he has seen us doing when we feed him..( that was when he was eating all pureed food). On Tuesday, he started mixing his dessert custard in with his salad, but then he quciky realized what we was doing and stopped. When I visit Caleb, we cant get enough of each other, we cant stop kissing, we hold hands all the time and snuggle and nap everytime I go up there. We flew paper airplanes around his bed, and he smiled so big. Yes, our Caleb is smiling and it is so beautiful. Next time I am up there, I will take a pictures of it, because it will bring tears to your eyes.
On tuesday, he was put into this crazy aparatus, which teaches him how to walk again, but it does the work for him. It holds up his weight with a harness around his waist, and these robot legs go over his legs. They move by a computer and simulate walking. It is the coolest thing to watch, and they put a mirror infront of him, so that he can watch himself. This machine will teach Caleb what it feels to walk and build up muscle without him even trying. Caleb is building up strength and I see it most when he is getting in his wheelchair. Even last week, Caleb would be dead weight in the nurses arms and he would have to be lifted into his chair, but that has changed. Now he stands with help and moves his legs around really well to get into the chair and puts his hands back and sits with help.
I wanted to make this short and sweet but I feel like there is so much I can write. Caleb is also tries to talk alot. He mostly lips words because he is still learning how to breath while he speaks. Be when I am with him whispers sweet things in my ears. I love it. I miss his voice soo much, and It sounds exactly the same. Okay, I am going to sign off on this note....When I was leaving, Caleb wanted to come in the hall to come say bye to me and we kissed goodbye and he whispered something to me. He said....."Thanks for helping me." I love this kid!!!!