Saturday, May 29, 2010
This is Udell. I thought I would give a quick update on Shannon's therapy sessions today. She did really well. They are trying to build up her endurance with walking further and being able to keep things in control. Imagine what would happen to your muscles if you spent 2 1/2 weeks in bed, let alone having a major injury. So she went further today than yesterday, did the puzzle faster, and did really well at the catching and throwing exercises. She did really well for the speech therapist. They played Tic-Tac-Toe and Shannon was able to verbalize (with sounds!!) that she wanted to be the X. She recognized when she needed to place an X to block, and when she was ready to win. She did other things that were really cool, but maybe the best was when she got back to her room, the nurses helper asked he if she wanted to stay in the chair or get back in bed. She whispered, but audibly said that she wanted to get back in bed. It is amazing to see the small steps that are so significant. It reminds us over and over how grateful we are for the care she is receiving, and especially for the blessings she is receiving on her road to recovery. Aren't the tender mercies of the Lord wonderful!!
Posted by Pheobe at 12:48 PM