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A Kiss

Yesterday I had the pleasure of accompanying Allison on the drive out to visit Vernon in Brea. I am in the lucky position to be able to work from the passenger seat on occasion and from the waiting room. I hadn’t seen Vernon in 2 weeks. I was also lucky enough to go rock climbing with The Maki for about three hours that evening.

I’ll keep it real short. First, my visit to Brea.

– Vern could communicate with yes and no nods of his head.

– Vern can speak, apparently quite a bit to the speech therapist (not while I was there because he didn’t have the proper valve)

– Vern still has a sense of humor

– Vern is moving his left arm and leg a lot, his right side is a bit behind the left

– Vern can sit up very well, not completely on his own.

I was extremely impressed with Vernon and his progress. I can’t imagine what it will be like soon when he can actively communicate through speech.

NOW, onto another highlight of my week…the rock climbing gym. A few highlights.

– I am apparently still out of shape, walking into the gym doesn’t change that…news to me.

– also news to me…on a route difficulty scale of 0-6, 2 is nearly always too difficult for me

– In truth I am more capable that I expected

– hanging out with Maki is a lot like hanging with his witty old man

So, my takeaways from yesterday.

– I can’t wait to grind out a few more routes with Vernon & Maki, these guys are both on the upward swing and I’m stoked to be able to hang around with both of them

 

 

 

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Back To School
A Kiss