The Fontan has given Joshua energy he has never know. He's loving it. We're loving it. He runs in circles around the kitchen island, time after time - just because he can.
On Saturday we went on a five mile hike. We brought the double jogger because we figured the boys would ride the majority of the time. Wrong. Josh walked probably close to 3 miles of our hike. I use the term 'walk' loosely, because he was like a hound dog darting from one point to the next, checking everything out along the way!
When I think back to pre-Fontan, I am filled with gratitude that he's doing so well now. He couldn't walk more than 20 yards without losing his breath, climbing the stairs was a challenge & though he liked independence, he preferred riding in a stroller to walking because he didn't have the strength. It's a miracle that his heart can keep up with his legs finally!
Today he is 6 weeks post-op. He's officially hit the recovery mark - and he's a new man!
(taking a water break on our hike - wouldn't you know, the one time the boys both look at the camera the girls are day dreaming:)