Sunday, March 25, 2007

Update From Dad

Here's an update straight from Dad, written yesterday:

Mom's had a really good week. This has been our first week with no sickness or medication reactions, and it's made a big difference. Mom's sleeping well now, much less pain, so we've been able to really focus on therapy. Each day, we're doing at least 4 hours of therapy, geared toward flexibility, strength, and coordination. She's looking better and better in the standing frame, and able to spend more time standing. This morning, while Mom was in the standing frame, Christopher was playing a Beach Boys tune, and Mom started dancing to it. Dancing might be a little too strong a word, but she was bouncing, and shifting her weight between legs, and I was dazzled.

We've been out in the new van almost every day, so that Mom can get used to it. It's fun to get out of the house a little.

On Monday we have our first appt with the best PT in the area for Neuro Rehab, so I'm really excited about that.

In just the last week, we can tell that Mom is much stronger, able to move her left side more and more, and can sit and play a game for over an hour now. She can lift both feet onto the lift, and she can do standing transfers easily now.

It's been a very encouraging week for both of us. Keep praying, I think it's starting to work.

Here's a picture of the van Dad mentioned. As you can see, it's wheelchair accessible, and it's made it possible for Mom and Dad to start getting out and about! They've even taken the van to briefly visit my grandparents, and to go grab sandwiches at Arby's. They also use it to take Mom to therapy appointments.


At 7:45 AM, Anonymous Jenny Wells said...

Yea!! That is terrific news. Thank you so much for the update.

At 4:53 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

Oh yay. What encouraging news! :)

It was lots of fun to visit w/ your mom and dad a few weeks back. I even got to "try-out" the standing frame. :)

Praise God for answered prayers.

At 9:37 AM, Blogger Camiva Mom said...

Sandy & John~

What fun it was to see you last week, I was simply amazed at your progress Sandy! Keep up the hard work, both of you, God put a great team together with you two!!!

Love you lots,


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