|First time standing with Hemi-Walker|
OK, I admit, he is practically falling over backward and needing a lot of support and he couldn't take a single step-- BUT he got up on his own two feet and only needed support after he grabbed the walker and, truthfully, I never thought I'd see this day!
And this--just 10 days shy of Bob's two year stroke anniversary! I tell you, I really was giving up hope here. After all this time.
The hemi-walker was ordered for Bob in Feb. 2011 and has been sitting in the corner for over a year and a half--no therapist has been able to get him on it, until now. I really didn't think it would ever happen.
Damn, this feels good! Well, at least for me.
Afterwards, the PT asked Bob, "How did that feel?" and he said, "awful." yikes.
But the fact that he was able to do this much, certainly means Bob is getting stronger.
PS: And he got through the whole session without a bathroom break! So, my little "talk" worked.