We had to get up early this morning to get to the ENT appointment. Rick handled the ride over pretty good, but threw up on the way back. The appointment was pretty uneventful. Dr. Nguyen decided to do a videostroboscopy...yea, a big word for taking pictures of the vocal chords, and we'll do that on 1/21. He doesn't think that Rick is a candidate for botox right now. He was very encouraging because he said, "it's only been 6 months since the accident" and really thinks that it will come back. His nurse stayed in the room after he left and said that her husband had a stroke when he was 46 and she was devastated. It took a long time for him to walk and talk, but he finally did and with only 1/2 his brain functioning. She said that now, 10 years later, he still figures out new things. At that point I really needed to hear that. I was pretty flustered by the time we got to the office, our driver didn't know where we were going, and we were late to the appointment. Plus, I was hoping the doctor would do the scope and say, "aha! It's blah, blah, blah, and this is how we'll fix it", and of course that didnt' happen. Another angel in the right place at the right time. j
In PT he did butt scoots...not boot scoots, butt scoots down the mat and back. He got his momentum going and really did quite well. We didn't hear much voice in ST, and Emily just stretched him in OT.
We got to use the video phone this weekend. It was really neat and the kids thought it was the coolest thing ever. When Rick saw them on the screen he waved at them. We'll get to see them a little extra this coming weekend as they our out of school on Monday.
Well, Rick's had is shower and is in bed. I figure he'll be asleep by 7:30. I need to be heading to bed a little earlier myself. Hopefully Lyssa won't be watching scary movies tonight when I get to the house...I don't do scary!
Good night and God Bless,