Thursday, September 11, 2008

Today's Therapy and Other Stuff

Hi, Y'all,
Today I was able to observe and take part in Gramps' therapy. This morning, I observed him with the speech therapist. I knew that his handwriting had slipped somewhat, but didn't realize how much. Also, I could see firsthand how he interacted with someone else in describing things.
It was painful for me to watch. In some of the behavior he exhibits, it is almost like watching an infant learning to do new things. The speech therapist is going to make a little book for him of the things they have been writing.

In physical therapy session, I watched as he used his walker to go up a step and over some little obstructions. The obstructions were like an uneven surface that would have to be walked on. It was created by putting several beanbags scattered on the floor along with laying a couple of walking canes amongst them, then covering it all with a large rubber rug. He did very well on it. One of the other patients said that I would need to put some of the bean bags under the rug at our home so he could walk over them. ha. ha. He also practiced going up and down a group of three steps with a landing. He has been practicing transferring from a wheel chair to a regular chair, and also to the commode from a wheel chair.

In occupational therapy, we each sat in a chair (he in his wheelchair) opposite one another, and with a badminton racquet, we batted a balloon back and forth to each other, then three other patients came into the room and I was able to leave the four of them to the game. I took a picture of them playing. I can' t post it yet because I can't download my pics on this computer.

Our room has a beautiful view of the grounds at the back of the hospital, and Gramps spent some time this afternoon looking out at people walking by and of cars driving by. The weather is quite comfortable here in Ohio right now, a little cool in the mornings.

Our new great granddaughter is named Alyssa Faith and was born this afternoon at 1:06 cdst and weighed 8 lb 4 oz and is of course, (I haven't seen a picture yet, but I know for sure) is beautiful. Her grandparents (our daughter and son-in-law) are delighted to have a grandchild so close to them in proximity.

Again, thank you to all those who continue to pray for us up here in Ohio, and for Imazo's, Dorothy's, and Barbara's sister, Lois, who is in the nursing home up here in Enon. God bless each of you. This is all tonight from Blabbin' Grammy. More tomorrow. Bye for now.


Judy said...

Your granddaughter's name is beautiful. I love it. Glad you are doing o.k. considering the circumstances. I will have my grandson this weekend so will have to sneak to get on the computer. He is totally fascinated with it and wants to take it apart! He is just 18 months. Take care of yourself. I will check back as soon as I can. Love, Judy TN said...

Oh a great grand daughter!!!! How blessed your are. Her name is pretty. I'm glad you are doing O.K. Sounds like your husband is doing good too. Hang in there and lean on Him. He cares for you! Love, Clara