Another successful day for Rick. I'm so proud of him, he's put together 7 great days in a row. He was a little tired today and took a 2 hour nap, but I thought he did really good. I didn't sit in on the speech session today, but Meredith said he did fabulous. He walked on the treadmill in PT for about 10 minutes...his steps weren't as good as they can be, but that's the longest he's walked in a long time. In theraputic recreation therapy, he played bingo, but it was math bingo. So he had to answer math questions before he could put a bingo chip down. But, the questions were worded like this, "what is 2 plus 1 plus 1" and he had a really hard time with that. If it was broken down then he would get the right answer. After supper we looked at an e-mail that Brenda Duckworth sent me...Images from Walmart...Rick was really cracked up over that...thought for a second I was actually going to hear him laugh.
I'm so encouraged by what I see from Rick, and I'm really pleased with TLC...this is what I had envisioned when I thought about transitional rehab. The doctors and therapists have always told me that brain injuries make the best gains in their first year, and some gains their second year. We are almost to 7 months and I think Rick still has a lot of potential to make some great gains. Everyone agrees and can tell that he's a hard worker...that's that cowboy character coming out in him.