Busy, busy, busy. Fortunately for Neil, busy is what we want. First, because we need to keep him awake during the day; and second, because we want to stimulate that superbrain of his and get him all better.
So, even though it's Sunday, Neil had an appointment with the neuro-optometrist. Dr. Vicci gave Neil a thorough exam and prescribed a cool eye patch. Since Neil is currently wearing his glasses instead of his contacts, this little baby fits over his glasses lens. We will be patching each eye at different times for different reasons. As a result of today's patching, Neil was able to watch TV for the first time. How insane is that, that a couple of parents would be so excited to have their teenager watch a silly TV show!
Lots of company today. Thank you, to all who made the trek out for a visit. After a sluggish beginning, I think Neil was finally awake enough that he recognized his visitors. He sure seemed to. Of course we can't really tell without his facial expressions. (Although we did see a few twitches...) He gave out handshakes and hugs to all upon request. Some of his friends got him to twirl his cell phone like he always used to. When they put a Playstation control in his hand, he immediately pushed the "on" button. Maybe that was a dirty trick--got his hopes up that he'd get to play a game!