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!!