Sunday, March 21, 2021

Spring has Sprung - Week of Mar. 15th

"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."  ~Hal Borland 

Spring cleaning is a physical purge of items but can also refer to refreshing your mind and attitude.  

With our area of Michigan experiencing some unseasonably warm weather, it was the perfect week to tackle both aspects.

First up was the outdoor area.  Cam and his dad gathered up all of the driveway markers set up for winter snow plowing as guides.  These are intended to keep Chris on the driveway instead of the lawn during snow removal time.  As a family, we all agreed we would not experience another storm of the white stuff this spring...fingers crossed.  It was such a nice, pleasant day making sunglasses a pre-requisite for hanging out.

On the inside, a long-awaited adjustable bed arrived for Cam.  He was evaluated in December and through the process of insurance approval and amendments, it was a three-month journey.  We weren't notified in enough time to move out his current bed, so the new bed remained in our living room for a day.  Stella, our cat, seemed to assume her endorsement was required.  She proceeded to jump up and sniff away.

Sometimes, Cam has a hard time accepting what is provided to him.  He asked if someone else could use the adjustable bed more.  We explained to him that his doctors felt that the bed would help him have more comfortable rest.  Fortunately, Cam was also ready to give away the piece he had been sleeping on.  The trundle bed he slept in for the last 8+years was a welcome donation to his buddy Liam and brother David.  

At NHMS, Cam took part in an organized game of kickball in the school gym.  With his powered wheelchair, or powerchair as we call it, he is able to drive while in standing mode.  While some may view driving combined with playing as an unfair advantage, this smiling kid is overjoyed to be a part of it all!

Camology Quotes:

We have said that Cam has an internal clock.  He seems to instinctively know when it's time for meals and activities.  Sometimes though, even inherent timing takes a break.
Cam, it's time to start getting ready for bed.
"You've got to be kidding me!"

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