Wow, it's only been a week. The longest and shortest ever it seems. 7 days ago was one of the most stressful days of my life, and that first night was incredibly hard. Every day is better and better. If I didn't know that Joshua had surgery, I probably would never guess. He is back to his always charming self, and wants to spend his whole day gaming. He is still a bit limited in the things he can do. He really can't run around like a crazy boy, he can't go swimming and I have to force him to read. But I am back to limiting game time a bit. Next Friday we see the surgeon for his follow up appointment. He will have a few limitations for about six months, until the breastplate is fully healed. No lifting a heavy backpack (going to have to figure that out), and no contact sports or activities where there could be impact to his chest (like bike riding). Other than that, he can do normal stuff. Thank you all for everything. The prayers, positive energy, get well cards, evening meals and most if all, giving us the amazing gift of coming home to a newly cleaned house. We appreciate each and every one if you more than words can express.