Maximillian completed his third full week post-op and began his first week as an boatsman. Cue The Smother's Brothers at the Purple Onion--1965 (you can hear it all starting about halfway through this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3yEDLSOKYI), where you can hear Tom preface the track "Dance, Boatman Dance" with an eccentric comment about the seafarers who “go into town and pick up their oars.”
NOTE: This is NOT an appropriate entry for America's Funniest Home Video.
He looks so serene, and I imagine the whole experience must feel really liberating after 19 days of bed to bathroom, bathroom to recliner, recliner to kitchen table, and kitchen table back to bed. And that is the benefit of planning!
Transferring from the wheelchair to the boat required the most planning and practice, but the advance work to stage all the equipment was substantial as well.
Maxi will have his foot x-rayed on Friday and we will know a little more about what his roadmap looks like. I'm hoping for at least a skosh more weight-bearing. A good report from the doctor will lighten my guilt for leaving town Saturday as I head to DC to do a little business in the childhood cancer world.