Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

After a fun fun weekend with the kids, it was back to work today at therapies!  

Christy saw speech and passed one of the test with flying colors.  Malea laid out numbers 1-8 and Christy had to pick them out in order.  She did it perfectly!!  Kelsen spent the time in Speech with Christy today.  Kelsen also spent the night with Christy in her room last night!!  

Christy go up and walked around with the walker today!! She's doing amazing!! Her progression is so fast it's obvious how well she's doing on a daily basis!  Christy also claimed all three flights of stairs at Alan's apartment (there isn't an elevator)!!!!  She just held on to the rail and Don supported her under her arm for balance!! Go Christy!!

Christy is working on her shoulder blade.  Remember when Occupational therapy was doing a total shoulder work up.  They wanted to work the shoulder especially the one with a previous fracture to move normally again.  They are using this tall machine with weights to exercise the shoulder blade.  Christy has to reach out to use it.

Christy went a whole week- 7 days without a tube feeding.  Christy got back up to a normal weight for her around 124 pounds.  When Chrsity got on the scale Saturday (they weigh her weekly on Saturdays)she was only 116 pounds.  Christy has slowly tapered off her eating, so she is receiving supplemental tube feedings for now to keep the calories in her up.  Nutrition is vital to a healthy body and immune system.  It is the source of strength and energy.  

Since Christy was sleeping during her birthday, she really wanted to celebrate it again- awake!!  So the family got a cake and sang happy birthday to Christy-- officially marking her 35th!! Chris was happy!!

Tonight Christy had her massage appointment. It's a professional masseuse that comes from outside the hospital to massage Christy.  Christy couldn't skip her appointment. Leani's (One of the Hawaiian
 Tel Com bosses in Kauai)Auntie and Uncle came to take out Don and the
 Kids to Casa Bonita (remember from picture on the right).  It's this huge show 

and play rooms plus restaurant.  They
 have brave cliff divers plunging from a spectacular 30-foot waterfall into our 14 feet deep lagoon below.
There are two game rooms full of fun games. They have live mariachis playing music and cowboys running around!! It's a huge place with so much to do.  Don and the kids had a 
blast!! Thank you so much to Joe and his wife for thinking of Don and the kids.  They have truly been so kind and generous to the family!!


  1. Aloha Christy, Donald and Family...

    We are so amazed that Christy is walking!! My mom's here in Hawaii on vacation and I've been reading the blogs to her.. She was shocked to hear that Christy's walking already.. and so was my husband!! I'm praying for you folks everyday.. and I love to read about all the wonderful things that Christy has been doing.. and all the progress she has made in such a short time..

    We're glad the kids are up there with you guys.. It'll help even more with Christy's recovery...Oh BTW.. The snow looks really FUN!!

    We give you guys our LOVE and SUPPORT!!
    Kanani & Family

  2. AWESOME! it would be you, Christy, with the will power and God's mighty and precious hand to pull off walking so quickly. We are so excited for you. Even the people that I e-mail the blogs to are so excited when they read your blogs.

    God has touched your life to be that light to others and shine like no one can shine. Your testimony will be mighty and powerful to bring God the glory.

    Thank you Christy for having the will power to show all of us to stop the grumbling in our lives because our problems are nothing.

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    Philippians 4:13

    With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
    Matthew 19:26

    Everything is possible for him who believes. Mark 9:23

    Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." Mark 10:27

    Hope this keeps you going Christy because God is definitely on your side and with you.

    <3 ya...

  3. Hey Huddy Ohana!!

    I'd just like to say....thank you for welcoming my family into your hearts as well! My Aunty Gloria and Uncle Leroy are gems in my life and I'm so happy you've allowed them into your lives. Christy you are doing AWESOME gurl keep up the great work keep plugging away!!!

    Wow the snow looks awesome!!! Glad I live in da islands and not Colorado anymore because I don't miss it, just like to visit.

    GOD Bless and take care, Li (aka Chica)