So, it's 10 am and already Rick has had his PT and OT evaluations. OT will be back at 10:30 for his first session. At 11:30 he has his Speech Therapy eval, and then PT treatment @ 2:30. Each evaluation/treatment today will only last 30 minutes. They have also taken out the catheter to teach him to go to the bathroom again. Dr. Carlile (she is the horse whiperer of Brain Injury) is also going to switch him from continuous feeding to bolus feedings at meal times. For the OT eval, they brushed his teeth and got him dressed. Since he is so skinny right now, he will be wearing scrubs and boy do we have to tighten up that cinch! I brought his "tall socks" and his brogans to wear for now, but they feel like a cheap pair of tennis shoes will be better. There is a Target close by and I'm thinking Red Converse...whatta ya think?!!!
Thanks to the Seymour Ambulance crew for getting us down here safely...Bud and John did a great job getting us to BIG D especially for a couple of country boys!
I want to share one more thing this morning. The mission at Baylor Institution of Rehab is:
Guided by Gods Purpose
and a commitment to exemplary care,
we empower each mind, body and spirit
to reach it's fullest potential.