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Junior Mock gets to have swim therapy twice a week at his school, and he LOVES it.  And for those of you who remember Junior Mock’s challenges , you might be wondering, “How the heck does a kid with absolutely no mobility go swimming?”

Well, I’ll tell you.  They fit him with this neckular contraption – which is like a life vest that fastens around his neck and spans several inches all around him, and he just hangs in the water.  It’s the only time EVER that he can not only relax all of his muscles completely, but also he can move himself with very small arm/leg movements, across the pool.  He gets to be mobile, with no fancy equipment.  And it’s a joy for him.

The first time I saw him dangling in the pool with this contraption, I giggled SO MUCH.  Not just because he looks kinda goofy, but because he gets this hilarious grin on his face whenever he gets to “swim.”  He just loves it.

And remember his bus aide I told you about, who was mostly responsible for the ENORMOUS bouquet of balloons that came for Junior Mock when he was in the hospital?  Well, not only does he ride the bus with Junior Mock everyday, but he also now works in his classroom, and he snapped a few photos for me.  And here is my favorite.  I defy you to look at it and not smile.

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LOVE.

Inappropriate.

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An alert and astute mockdocker sent me this photo today and all I can think of when I look at it is how sorry I feel for those cats.   Look at how FURIOUS they both look.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen madder cats EVER.

Totally off topic, and totally inappropriate to talk about within the context of naked people holding cats, but I thought you guys might be interested to know that Junior Mock had his post-surgery follow up appointment this afternoon, and he’s doing totally awesome!  He was like a totally different boy than they remembered from his previous visit.  Last time, he looked a lot like those mad cats – only he was a lot louder.  And today? He was all giggles and smiles and gleeful squeals.

My boy is 100% back.  YAY!

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