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Posted 2014-06-10T04:55:45Z

6/9 - Life slowly normalizing

I can't believe how long it has been since my last update.  Time is flying by so I thought that it was about time.  Our march to normalcy continues.  I've updated some photos in the Photo section of some of Shannon activities (at least the ones that I remember a camera).  It includes a rare sight of Shannon in her manual chair (amazing what you can buy on Ebay).  Kirin loves pushing her around.  Last weekend was Kevin's graduation in Cub Scouts.  We decided to camp.  It was quite a bit of work, but we pulled it off.  Just an overnighter at Lake Lopez, but a good first shot at camping. 

As you can guess, there are good days, and some not so good days.  Shannon has gained full motion in her right arm and has a tiny bit of tricep in her left.  Alas, no additional use of the hands though (she would really like them to work).  Basically the line where she can feel has lowered about an inch or so.  That means that she can now feel her armpits.  Not the radical change she was hoping for , but still a little progress.  She continues to build strength and work with the muscles she has. 

 

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Comments (5)

  • Elva Whiting
    Elva Whiting

    Thanks, Eric. Little River next week. Wish you could make it. Elva

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Doreen and Kevin O'Donovan
    Doreen and Kevin O'Donovan

    It is great to hear you got to camping and thanks for sharing the pictures too.

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Paul J. Karp
    Paul J. Karp

    I really enjoyed seeing Shannon last Friday and conversing w/her regarding her family and her progress. Eric, you have a wonderful family ...

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Sherry Burns
    Sherry Burns

    Thanks for the update and a big high five to all the Sweeney family for all you are tackling and all the success you have had. One of these times when we visit we'll go for a hike with you.

    5 years ago · Reply
  • christine c. kahn
    christine c. kahn

    Eric-- Very remarkable how everyone is moving forward and celebrating the small (yet impressive) victories You are all to be commended. thanks for update

    5 years ago · Reply