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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Starting From Scratch, Again

So, we are back at Outpatient Rehab working on standing. And I tell you, it's an all too familiar scene, as it seems no matter how far he gets with therapy, he always ends up back here:

Bob standing with therapist
I guess, I should be proud that at least, this time, it didn't take three therapists to hold him up! After standing up four times, for less than 1 minute each, the PT worked with stretching Bob's neck muscles then on "stand and pivot" to transfer Bob from wheelchair to a bed.

The "stand and pivot" was more like a "stand sort of weirdly crouched and have therapist lift Bob onto the bed" but, at least Bob was able to push up from the chair with his hand on the armrest.  As the PT said, "you have to start somewhere!" So we'll see what happens. It would be great if Bob could do a "stand and pivot" as that would make my job much easier.

And I am glad Bob is motivated again and really trying hard!


Anonymous said...

It's so good to see Bob working in PT again. Keeping muscles from deteriorating is so difficult when a person is laying in bed so much. I hope he can continue PT for a long time.

Hugs & prayers, Dan

Mike Furr said...

It's awesome to see Diane! Small steps of progress and a move towards normal, however that's defined. I applaud you both!!

Susan said...

Dahn and I are cheering Bob on!!


Rebecca Dutton said...

Being able to do a standing pivot has huge consequences because it makes it so much easier to get out of bed. This is a goal that pays real dividends. Go for it Bob.

J.L. Murphey said...

Go Bob, go!
Yeah, Diane you are there again. I can see you at the side lines being his cheerleader and egging him on too. No accomplishment is ever too small.

John John said...

Having a stroke was not my best memory. Writing about helps!

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