Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Rehab day 2

Abby worked super hard in pt today, doing lots of walking unassisted while hunting for princesses and making words with magnet letters while standing.  She also did a great obstacle course to bring me some silly hats!  Her therapist is great and has really been creative with how she gets Abby to work.




Because she worked so hard during PT, she got to spend some one-on-one time with a therapy dog named Lucy Lu! 


She played catch with her, brushed her, gave her a check up, and cooked her some food.  It was so sweet and Lucy was really cute!  


We have been working on eating with OT, which is a slow process, but she's getting there.  She ate 1/2 a cupcake today and some cooked carrots. 

This evening, I enjoyed a delicious meal from a restaurant in Little Italy, thanks to guest relations.  They provide dinner for caregivers every Tuesday and it was a welcome change from the same old hospital food! (Or from the cup of peaches and applesauce off of Abby's plate, which I have eaten for dinner on more than one occasion when I couldn't get away!). They do a lot for the parents here, and it's so nice!

Abby got to meet another therapy dog this evening, which of course made her happy!  

We topped the night off by putting together a fall wreath craft that my cousin Mary have to her yesterday.  It's a great door decoration!


I gotta say, I've been pleasantly surprised at how hard Abby has been working!  She's still grumpy with me, but at least she is working hard for the therapists!




1 comment:

Raelyn said...

Julie....
"I gotta say, I've been pleasantly surprised at how hard Abby has been working! She's still grumpy with me, but at least she is working hard for the therapists!" Go Abby, go!! Hang in there, Momma!! Sending literal prayers and virtual hugs your way, Friend!! ;)
We're gettin' there. We're not there yet. But we're gettin' there! --Bruce Springsteen
"Stay hard, stay hungry, stay alive", Raelyn