Another milestone – Jack can swim!

Monday  8:00am

This weekend was another milestone for Jack – he came  home from Bloorview for the weekend and went for his first post-op swim!

I can’t express in words how joyful it was to see Jack laugh and play with Christopher.  They loved pretending to be sharks and pirates and they were both exhausted afterwards.

I feel like Jack is officially back!  His sweet, funny disposition has returned and I am cherishing every single moment right now.

And we’ve received great news – Jack will be moving back home for good this Friday!

We are so excited and we still haven’t seen any seizures since his last surgery on January 25th.  We are back at SickKids again this week for a follow-up with his neurosurgeon, Dr. Rutka.  We know that the seizures can return at any moment, but the doctors remain very encouraged that Jack is doing so well post-op.  We continue to celebrate every healthy day!


14 Responses to “Another milestone – Jack can swim!”

  1. Great news Jodi! Jack is such an inspiration to all – way to go buddy!

  2. June says:

    Way to go, Jack! What fun to be in the water with Mom and Christopher. Am sure you have worked hard to get to this point. Well done.
    Am so happy for all of you. Take care. June

  3. Daniel says:

    Awesome News Jack!

    It’s so good to see you swimming and having fun with your mom and Christopher.

    Lot’s of love to you.

    Daniel & Sunny

  4. Auntie Eleanor says:

    What exciting news !
    We eagerly await your updates and will continue to pray for even more healing & recovery, and strength for you, Jodi.
    Love to you all ! A.Eleanor

  5. Diane says:

    There really are no words… this is incredible news! Your family is whole again and I am thrilled to hear Jack will be home full time in a few short days!!!

  6. Rev. Jacqui says:

    FANTASTIC! Praise the Lord!

    Jodi – I look forward to an opportunity to visit with you – outside the hospital, and with a healthy spunky Jack, and lively Christopher in tow as well!

    May the Lord continue to bless Jack with healing, and yourself and the rest of your family with a continued sense of peace and assurance.

    Rev. Jacqui

  7. Glen & Kimberly Amis says:

    Hey Jodi.

    We have a friend that volunteers at Erin Oaks. Her name is Isabelle and she is an absolute joy and LOVES kids. If you see her you will love her and I know she will love Jack!

  8. Lauren U says:

    Wow, two months without seizures! That’s great news! I’m so glad he’s able to be at home again.

  9. The Sharp Family says:

    Amazing news! What a long road Jack and your family has travelled. We are keeping Jack in our prayers.

  10. Shawna and Family says:

    Hooray! Swimming just in time for the warm weather around the corner!
    So happy to hear. So proud of Jack, Christopher and you!xo

  11. Shawna and Family says:

    PS. Welcome home Jack!

  12. christy shake says:

    have not checked in for a while. awesome news!

  13. Jen Di Fronzo says:

    Many Blessings to you Jack…

  14. Ana says:

    Dear Jack:

    I am so glad to hear of your wonderful news and how you are progressing so well. Your story and your journey is truly miraculous and such an inspiration to those who may have lost hope altogether, but for the grace of God, here’s Jack! May God continue to pour his blessings on you and your family. Wonderful, wonderful!

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