Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Rehab day 3

Abby took a little more convincing today when it came to therapy, but we managed to be productive.  She is very reluctant to let go of my hand when walking, so I often have to be conveniently carrying things so that my hands are full!  She caught on to it today and was some kind of bitter!!  Her walking is getting better though and she is definitely getting stronger.

She had a rough morning because she REALLY didn't want to put her brace on this morning.  It's Abby vs the Brace every morning, and she put up a good fight today.  The brace (Momma) always wins in the end though!  Once it's on, she is okay.  It's getting the brace on that often resembles a wrestling match.

Abby's Grammy came to visit today, and they had a great time playing!  Abby took her to the therapy center and they played Barbies, then we played Old Maid up in her room.  Grammy brought her a little bird that chirps, talks, and records what you say, and Abby loved it!  

Her bird said to take a selfie, so she did!

Another exciting thing that happened today was that Abby got to FaceTime with her class!!!  She was super excited and the look on her face was priceless. The class was so excited and took turns asking questions.  It meant so much to Abs because she has expressed concern that her class had forgotten her.  Never!!  I adore her teacher and her thoughtfulness with this!

This evening, a musician set up in the lobby and played music.  Therapeutic recreation brought instruments for the kids and they all played along. He let anyone who wanted to sing in the microphone too, but Abby opted out.  :)

Before bed, we put together a Lego set that Granmy brought her.  She started out doing a lot of it herself, but the darn nerve pain started up and really bothered her, so I finished it up.  I wish we could get on top of this nerve pain.  Increasing the dose on her meds seemed to be helping, so I'm hoping this was an isolated incident.

Slow and steady progress!  We are getting there!



1 comment:

Raelyn said...

Julie....
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
PS. Happy first day of Autumn!! ;-D