....and I don't know how I feel about it.
Drake needs to be suctioned from his trach frequently because he can't swallow. It doesn't sound very nice if you're not used to it (imagine a juicy cough) but he stays in his stroller when we are in a public place. He can't vocalize so this is the only thing you hear from him.
Today we went to lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. Anyone that has been there knows that it is a noisy place with stone tables and loud music. We got there pretty early for lunch and got a small section to ourselves at first then they sat a guy by himself right next to us. He looked at Drake when he first sat down and I thought he smiled at him (the sun was behind him so I couldn't really see his face). After a few minutes (and a couple suctions of the trach) this guy got up, walked toward the kitchen, then walked back by us the opposite direction to go to the bathroom. Next the server came to pick up his drink and menu and sat him in a different section! Not only was this guy trying to get away from us but he hid in the bathroom while they moved him!!
The reason that I don't know how I feel about it is he could have thought that Drake was sick (which is what I'm kind of clinging to) but he also could have said something instead of making us feel like a side-show act! Also, going to lunch after a Dr appointment has been pretty common for us since Drake came home almost 15 months ago and we have never encountered this kind of thing before.
Sorry so long. I guess I just had to get that off my chest!