Today was an emotionally draining day. The state nurse and social worker from MDCP (Medically Disabled Children's Program) came today for their evaluation of Drake. As you can imagine, anyone who has not witnessed Drake in action and simply reads his medical history does not have high hopes for him coming into our home. It began much like the neurologist visit where I was reliving his grim prognosis. With tears welling up in my eyes that began cascading down my cheeks, I explained how very far Drake has come and how he has already beaten the odds. Our little fighter has overcome every obstacle in his path and we are not about to stop now. Once the nurse began evaluating Drake, she was astonished by his abilities. The fact that he wants to drink from the bottle and attempts part of each feed is remarkable. She said that he should be blind but clearly he is not. He should not respond to sensory touch but he does. By the time these ladies left, we had a wonderful visit and they too were clearly rooting for Team Drake!