The time flies when your busy. I thought I had posted an update for Thursday, but I don'tt see it.
Thursday Max was on the tilt table again. This time he made it up to a 50 Degree angle. Every time he does a little better. They tried some new cushions for his wheelchair. They want to make sure he doesn't get pressure sores from sitting in his chair. He also transferred from the wheelchair to a mat on a transfer board.
Yesterday he transferred from the bed to his wheelchair with a transfer board. Using the board, he doesn't have t have a sling and be lifted u by the hoyer lift. It may be a while before I'm able to actually do that transfer. I did have to transfer him from his chair to the bed using a removeable sling. They watch and check off it you can do these skills by yourself. This is getting us ready to go home!
A friend asked me some provocative questions yesterday. You know how some questions are in your head but you let them roll around because you really don't want to grab them and look at them? How has this changed your life ~ what will be different in your life now? How has this changed what your family does, how Max will interact with the kids.
It's hard because Max is the active one, we always joked that God gives you 2 parents because one is usually cautious and the other adventurous. Usually you meet in the middle when raising your kids. Nothing to far on the left or to far on the right. I know this will come as a shock to many.....but Max is the adventurous one in our family. He's the one who wants to bungee jump, sky dive out of an airplane (still on his to do list), zipline, parasail, hunt, canoe, play softball with the kids, etc....Many of those things will not be possible in a wheelchair and the others will not be the same. At his moment in time he is dependent on everyone around him. From feeding, to dressing, to being able to be mobile, to eleminating waste from his body. God makes the burden lighter but it's still not an easy road for either of us.
Today is a new day, Max doesn't have any therapy scheduled so it may be a long day for him. I have to pick up the kids, run to the house and look at flooring, take the kids to Jefferson City and come back to Columbia. If your in the area, drop on by and see Max today!
Till our next update......