For a child to feel normal, he needs to be treated as if he is normal. Ask the doctor what changes in physical activity are necessary for safety, and do not impose any additional restrictions that go beyond this on your child. Let the child be involved in sports or neighborhood play, and even though it is hard, stop yourself from constant reminders to be careful.
My 6-year-old son finished his radiation and is still on chemo for his cancer I feel like I have to lighten up in order for life to go on. So I just let the nanny take all four kids on a four-hour drive to spend eight hours at Six Flags. It just about drove us nuts with worry, but they all came home safe and sound. They felt like they had a normal sibling outing.
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