Joseph is doing great considering all he's been through. He is up walking around and is moving his head a little better. Today he asked to go to the playground and ride his bike, but when we got there he was immediately ready to go home. I think he forgot that he's not up to full speed and full play.
We still have heard nothing about the pathology of the biopsy they sent, and are anxiously waiting so that we can form a plan. I assume we'll hear something next week, but I really have no idea. All of his regular doctors were coincidentally on vacation last week and even the surgeon left town the day after the surgery. So the lesson is to check your doctors' schedule before you get sick.
He has been on steroids for about three weeks now and his little body is starting to show it again. They also make him an extremely light sleeper and he is waking up two or three times a night. The steroids are tapering down and he'll be done in another week or so. We will be extremely happy when they finally stop and everyone gets to sleep again. Thank you all so much for your prayers this past week. Please continue to pray for him.
We never got a chance to post pictures from July 4th, so here are some. Joseph and Holly rode in a neighborhood parade with the largest entourage I've ever seen. We had like twenty people walking around with us including his grandparents, WK, 4 uncles and Jennifer, and gillian's extended family from Ireland and Holland. He and Holly and sometimes WK rode in a power wheels jeep. The theme was I think fantasy or something like that so Joseph was once again Sir White while the girls were princesses. It was a great time and afterwards Joe and Uncle Matt P. lit some fireworks. Holly watched safely from inside the house. All of these pictures and video are obviously from before the surgery.