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Tears of Joy!!!!


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When I got up this morning I was in one of my cranky moods. The aide has been p---ing me off the past few days. Sometimes I would like to say - I don't need help I'll take care of Chris myself. This one is becoming a thorn in my side and really no help at all!!!!!!!! angry.gif

 

But then at 10:30a the OT came. I expected her to just concentrate on my husband's arms - same old, same old. To my suprise she told Chris - "Today is the day, your going to try to stand up!" I just looked at her. Its only been 4 weeks now that Chris has been receiving therapy and I would have never expected this so soon. How did he do? Well the therapist said he did very well for not being on his feet for 8 months. Then this afternoon the PT came and once again had Chris standing up, then he worked with him in regards to pivoting and doing exercises at the kitchen sink. He now has Chris trying to pull himself to a standing position. This exercise will help to strengthen his stomach muscles. I really can't believe that Chris is doing what he is doing.

 

I wonder when I will be able to shut off the tears. I still cry at everything. Especially if it involves Chris.

 

I am so proud of my husband......and now that he is starting to see improvement his self-cofidence is returning and his willingness to keep working with the therapists.

 

The OT told me that it won't be much longer until Chris will be going to the hospital for more extensive out-patient therapy.

 

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GOOD FOR CHRIS. GOOD FOR BOTH OF YOU. REMINDS ME OF MY SECOND DAY IN THE HOSPITAL. LEFT SIDE KAPUT, I'M LYING IN BED AND TWO THERAPISTS COME IN THE ROOM AND SAY "TIME TO GET UP". I ASKED IF THEY WERE CRAZY? THEN THEY WALKED ME DOWN THE HALL, ONE HOLDING MY ARM AND THE SECOND FOLLOWING WITH A WHEELCHAIR. THEY DID THIS TWICE A DAY UNTIL I WENT TO REHAB.

 

NOW THINGS WILL REALLY BEGIN TO MOVE AHEAD. JUST TAKES A GOOD THERAPIST AND A WILLING PATIENT.

 

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