The ride home was interesting and took us awhile to get the hang of the new routine. We stopped about every thirty minutes for the first three hours. Fortunately, the weather was great and the rest of the drive went pretty smoothly.
When we got home, Aaron was in awe with all of his toys. He went from toy to toy to toy not knowing what to play with first. We have been home two full days and Aaron hasn't asked to watch the iPad or TV once. We have watched hours of cartoons every day for the past eight months. I was afraid he would turn into a kid that sits and watches TV all day. I am very thankful he likes his toys again. He also has room to move now. He runs, climbs the stairs, and dances a lot.
Our lives are back to how they were pretransplant. In fact, Aaron's immune system is worse now than before. Aaron can't be around other people. We do not allow visitors yet and he can't be in public places. As long as Aaron does not have complications, he could be off of his immunosuppressive therapy in December. This would allow his immune system to improve and our lives will slowly become normal.