I'm glad the days are getting closer to going home, but sometimes it's a little scary. Here there are nurses and techs and therapists to help if you need it, at home it will be me...... Sometimes I think I have most of the information I need to be help and not hurt Max and some days, well, I'm not as sure.
It was a hard therapy day for Max. He's learning to lean on his arms and recover his balance since he doesn't have the trunk muscles to support himself. It makes his back really hurt. It hard to find a position that feels good when his back hurts. His arm has been getting feeling back in it but it still feels like pins & needles or like it's been slammed in a car door. I can't imagine how that would feel and not be able to do anything for it because it is in the nerves.
He works as hard as he can because he wants to regain as much as he can while he's here. In the grand scheme of things he really doesn't have much time at rehab and that sucks because it means that it will take longer to try and recover function if he has to do it without the right equipment and help.
There many reasons to feel down, but when you look around this facility you realize you have more reasons to look up. God has spared his life and he is restoring him. He has more function in his body than many that are here.
Max was supposed to have a test on his arm tomorrow but they have rescheduled it for Thursday. They are going to see if the nerves are working in his arm, we are praying for a great outcome.
His schedule for tomorrow is:
11-12 Spinal Cord Injury Group
1-1:30 Speech Therapy
2-3 Physical Therapy
3-4 Occupational Therapy
I don't think tomorrow will be a great day because when all the therapies are scheduled back to back he is exhuasted. With God's help it will be.
Till tomorrow ~ I'm off to try and find some sleep!