Sorry it's so late...the day just got away from me. It was another good one even though we had to miss all of our afternoon therapies to go for a swallow test. Unfortunately, Rick's swallow is still not strong enough to graduate from pureed food and thickened liquids. It's more of a motor planning problem than anything else...but he'll get there. This morning in PT we were working on sit to stands. Katie was having him lean way forward and then push to standing, but she wanted him to lean forward and hold until she told him to stand. Well, on the second time, he just stood up...no cue and very little assist. It was really great. He took an hour nap at noon, and another one late this afternoon, but other than that he was wide awake all day. I'm praying that we get him in the pool by the end of the week...the pool would be great for Rick. He has to be continent of bowel for 3 days in a row before he can go to the pool. It's been crazy in the box tonight. The other 2 brain injury patients are very agitated, and one is about to take his enclosure bed apart! The stroke patient that's in here had a moment, too...and it all seems to happen at the same time...Rick however is chilled out...the day nurses were leaving and said "bye Rick, we'll see you tomorrow." and he gave them the "hang ten" sign. It's great to see him be spontaneous.
For I will turn their mourning into joy and will comfort them and make them rejoice after their sorrow. Jeremiah 31:13
God Bless You All!