Sunday, August 24, 2008

Last Weekend at Shriners!

On Friday, Ammon's former school aide, Annette Darling, came up to visit. These two are quite the pair - silly kids! He was delighted to see her.
Friends & neighbors came to visit after attending Shayla Salcido's wedding on Saturday. Left to Right: Steve Linford, Marci Durrant, Jennifer & Scott Sessions and Melanie Linford. Ammon all gussied up for a nice Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008
Andrew, Ammon and Jeremy - meeting up again at Shriners.

This is Ammon's last weekend at Shriners. The paper chain is getting smaller and smaller and we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. Ammon wanted to dress up in Sunday clothes today so I brought some of his dress clothes up and after his shower, we got him all "gussied" up. He was very cold after his shower (takes him about an hour to get warmed up for some reason), so I suggested that we go for a walk outside where it is nice and hot. He was happy to do that and was even happier when he discovered a couple of friends. As we were walking down the driveway going to the back of the hospital to the playground, we saw an ambulance come up. I told him that maybe it had another "halo" kid in it but didn't know if it had even come from Primary Children's. By the time we got to the playground, there was no one around by the ambulance. Ammon went to the playground and played there for a little while until I was too hot to stay there. As we came back to go into his room, we saw the paramedics getting the ambulance loaded back up and Ammon shrieked (literally), "Andrew!" The paramedic exclaimed, "How ya doin' Ammon?!" (How did they both remember each other's names??!!) So the guys came around and talked to Ammon for a few minutes like they were old friends. Andrew and Jeremy were there - two of the three that had moved Ammon over here when he had the transfer. It was kind of funny, actually. How in the world does Ammon remember everybody's (!) names after only meeting them once (a month ago or longer) but can't remember a story after he's heard it a gazillion times?! It's so strange. He had an incredible memory in some areas and really struggles in others. Ammon said, as the men left, "This is one of the best days of my life!" He probably meant every word of it, too.

1 comment:

Jess and Jen said...

Ammon, I'm glad you got to see your paramedic friends. You certainly look very happy in that picture!