Saturday, March 14, 2009

Tech for Cody

A quick update.....

Cody applied to be excepted to the NMIT for a Chef Course. He found out last week that he has been excepted and starts this Monday. It goes for the year and will gain him qualifications to help with his dream of being a Chef. Who day he may yet own his own restaurant.

He has also been having driving lessons and hopes to be mobile by June when he can sit his restricted.

It is a pleasure and a joy to see this young man develop and grow and achieve what we were all told would be impossible.

2 years on and he is alive, eating and getting back to his normal way of life. All of which we were told would never happen.

I will up date here as he progress's through his course.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Another Year has passed.....

So as told .. Cody had his hicman line removed....the reason for his is to keep his last veins clear and capable to be used when transplant becomes necessary. Which now means that he has to use his fistula as that is the only way he can feed with his TPN now. This also means that if he can master his fistula it will put off the need for transplant for at least 5 possibly 10 years. That is great news as the transplant is not an option we want to head for until we have too.

The specialists in Auckland are amazed at Cody with the fact he can eat so much. He was told that he should only be able to taste food...meaning small mouth fulls, but Cody has been able to eat full meals. So far he is not gaining any nourishment, but with Cody so far deifying everything that the Doctors have said he cant do...............who knows what the future can hold for him.

The best news is that Cody sat his learners licence and passed now he can start driving and getting a little more independent.

Christmas came and went, and we all reflected on the fact that it is nothing short of a miracle that he is still here and do so well. Cody was told he would most likely not make a year...............and here he is ... TWO years on.

Now to see that he is still here in TEN years time.