We drove up the young woman today to girls camp at Aspen Lakes - 10 miles east of Heber City. GORGEOUS! Looks like a lot of fun. Pearce has been so excited the past couple days about "going to girls camp" -- even though it was just dropping girls off. We had 3 girls in the car with us, who were chatting nonstop (of, course! they're 12 year olds...that's what they do!) and it was kinda cute how Pearce would try every now and then to join in the conversations. At one point she tried bringing up her own topic of conversation about fireworks and glow sticks. Even funnier, then the girls started saying how cool glow sticks are and how they are obsessed with them. And when we finally got to the camp area and the girls were saying how they are excited to go swimming in the pond. Pearce says "I don't have my swimsuit anymore." (she uses the word 'anymore' at the end of every sentence.) She really thought she was one of them and was gonna do all the activities with them, and was bummed she didn't bring a swimsuit.
We stayed a bit at the campsite this AM, so Pearce could get wiggles out before turning around for the hour long drive home. We helped the girls set up their tents. Pearce really thought she was helping. And she followed all the girls around. It was cute. And the girls are so sweet to her and included her. I really appreciate that. On the way home, she said she "wants to be 12 and go to girls camp." Someday sweetheart, but please don't grow up too fast.
Jeremy received the doctor comments from the MRI, and unfortunately we did NOT learn anything new from it. :-( Spine shows mild disc bulging that mildly compresses on spinal cord. Radiologist significance of this finding is uncertain. And recommended to continue to monitor, physical therapy as needed, and spine specialist evaluation as needed. So, we (Jeremy) are trying to stay positive and focus on any good. That he at least feels about 30% better than he did 6 weeks ago when this began. We'll (Jeremy) be patient, and take this one day, one week at a time, and pray for a full recovery. Thanks again for your prayers, too. :-)