As we educate ourselves more and more about concussions, traumatic brain injuries and secondary hits we are doing our best to put the breaks on his need to be like "all the other kids" and make sure he's recovered completely. What we are being told is that as long as he is completely recovered that there is no more increase chance of further concussions than any one else....as long as he is fully recovered....that is key.
I know if you've read this blog for any length of time you will know that we are blessed with our public school's cooperation and willingness to do whatever is necessary to meet the boys' needs. This is very much the case again for Lucas' special accommodations during this healing period.
So for now he sits on the sidelines of activities and basketball and becomes increasingly frustrated with the wait to heal. He understands the need, it doesn't help his 13 year old drive to be like his friends. Imagine if you can trying to put your foot on a porcupine to hold it in place...that would be about the level we are at.