Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Happy Saturday to everyone!! Chrsity and Don had a nice relaxing day hanging out together at the apartment! It was super cool to be skyping with them this afternoon. We got to watch Christy get off the couch and into the chair to come to the computer. Don helped her up, but it's so amazing to see how strong she's become on her feet. She is moving and standing, and pivoting so well! Christy's sense of humor is still sharp as ever!
Don sent us video of Christy at her therapy session. Christy is standing at the ballerina bar looking things. She is supported with straps at the knees and one around her butt to stabilize her. Christy is plugged into her ipod & she starts dancing!! It was just unbelievable to see it in a video!! So cool! She's got rhythm and beat. She's got her arms and legs moving. Dancing away like a rock star! The therapist were all so impressed with Christy, even Dr. Ripley was there to celebrate! I think Christy will be walking in no time!!
Dr. Ripley is talking about switching around Christy's medications to help with her tongue control. Christy's tongue favors one side, and she has to focus her mouth movements to speak really clearly. Christy's speech was much clearer before, and Dr. Ripley thinks switching some of her medications will help her to get back there.
Sunday is another day of rest and relaxation! yay! Mom Gail will be leaving Honolulu to visit Don and Christy tomorrow night! She'll get there on Monday. The kids- Kelson, Nalu & Dylan will go up with Danelle (Don's sister) on Thursday night! Christy is going to have a heap of loving family surrounding her and giving her strength to push hard to recovery! Let's all keep them in our prayers for a safe trip and comfortable trip!