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Up and at ’em

They don’t waste time here; even on the weekends.

It’s 10:50 a.m. and Beckett has already had 3 therapy sessions. They woke us up at 6:30; we showered and ate and by 8 a.m., Beckett was strapped into his safety belt and walking down the hallway.

We played balloon volleyball; bean bag toss tic-tac-toe and stuffed animal basketball. And he did some fine motor/finger and hand skills the morning, as you can see in the video above.

Later in the day he walked a good portion of the St. Joseph’s campus (this place is huge, it’s almost a mile long). Then he went on a bike ride; cruising on a trike across one tunnel to another portion of the hospital, down the elevator, through the main lobby and out onto 3rd Avenue, then onto Thomas Road. He probably did a good mile on the bike. He kept his feet straight and upright through most of the ride.

More good signs of progress.

Throughout each of these exercises, Beckett has to stop and rest. Extended exertion still exhausts him, but he seems to go a little farther with each day. He even did some balance work today.

Now he’s resting; watching Spongebob Squarepants.

In 10 minutes, we go to another therapy session. Good stuff.

– Ed, Heidi, Beckett and Brody

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1 comment on “Up and at ’em

  1. Hi! My daughter Kylee is in Beckett’s class this year. I am so sorry to hear of his serious illness but so happy to hear about his progress. My son has spent some nights at Cardon, and it really is a special place. Now when we donate to their toy closet, we will think of Beckett as well. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Much hope and strength to you for the many days ahead.

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